Toastmasters 101

Toastmasters 101


Latest Episodes

Toastmasters Speech Contest: Are You In?
October 15, 2020

Sometime in the next few months, your Toastmasters club is going to hold a contest.  For new members, a Toastmasters speech contest sounds maybe a bit… childish?  unnecessarily competitive?  waste of time? I suspect that you’ve never seen a Toastmaster...

A Professional Presentation at Toastmasters?
October 09, 2020

I’ve mentioned my friend Terry in previous episodes.  Terry owns a painting company here in Ohio.  Because of his successful business, he was asked to give a 45-minute break-out professional presentation session at an international conference about how...

Area Director Visits
September 24, 2020

Introducing Toastmasters

Your Online Meeting Agenda: The Power Tool You Need
September 16, 2020

What does your online meeting agenda look like to a guest of your club? What?  You don’t have one? Can you imagine trying to cut down a tree with a power saw – without starting it up?  Absolutely ludicrous idea, isn’t it?

The General Evaluator Creates Great Meetings
September 10, 2020

What’s a general evaluator?  What do they do?  Why should you take on the role? As I was chatting with my protege Joy today about tomorrow’s meeting, she told me that it took her 3 weeks to figure out how to spell our club’s name. Yeah,

Come Back to Toastmasters
September 02, 2020

Peole leave Toastmasters clubs for many reasons.  What reasons do we have for them to come back to Toastmasters? In today’s podcast, we have interviewed past District 10 Governor Deonna More Taylor.  She’s a 7.

Customize Your Toastmasters Path
August 27, 2020

How do you customize your Toastmasters experience? “At least, they didn’t have to amputate my foot.” That’s how my conversation with Joy, my Toastmasters protege, started yesterday. “What?” I must have screeched into her ear.

Adding Images and Vision to Your Speeches
August 19, 2020

How do you show your audience what you want them to see?  How do you add images that support the vision of your speech? The Nature of Communication Like dance, like acting, public speaking is a movement of ideas from the artist to the audience.

Your Speech Introduction: Sell Your Speech First
August 12, 2020

How an introduction visit to a different Toastmasters meeting changed my club meeting participation forever. Two shocking changes improved our Toastmasters meetings – you can do these too! Do you get emails with this kind of subject line?

Toastmasters Triple Crown and Smedley Awards
August 05, 2020

What are your goals this year in Toastmasters?  Have you given that much thought?  What if you decide to think big and go for a Triple Crown? What’s a Triple Crown, you ask? Today on Toastmasters 101, let’s discuss your work and what you can do to win ...