Toastmasters 101

Toastmasters 101

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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 ...

Table Topics: Overcome Your Fear of Public Speaking
July 29, 2020

The fear of public speaking is an insidious thing.  It grabs us when we have time to prepare our presentation, and its hold is just as strong when we don’t have time to prepare.  But so much of our communication is impromptu speaking – how do we cope w...

2 Keys to Overcome Your Fear of Public Speaking
July 23, 2020

Let’s talk about dealing with your body’s reactions to your fear of public speaking Our bodies are supposed to do what we want them to do, right?  So why do we get the shakes, feel our knees go weak, or get nauseated as we approach the podium to give a...

Overcome Your Fear of Public Speaking: Your Voice
July 15, 2020

Last week, we talked about overcoming your fear of public speaking.  This week is part 2 – your voice.  Overcoming your fear when you think everyone can hear your fear in your voice?  This is the battle we face. It’s very hard to talk about fear.

Overcome Fear of Public Speaking with Toastmasters
July 08, 2020

What’s your biggest challenge in public speaking?  Is it overcoming your fear of public speaking? Do you struggle to tell your stories?  Does the stage fright scare you off?  Are filler words filling up your speeches?

Toastmasters Speech Project FAIL
July 01, 2020

If you’ve been in Toastmasters very long, you’ve probably seen the Toastmasters speech project that went wrong.  So wrong.  Cringe-worthy bad.  The speech that makes you look at the cobweb in the corner of the room and try to avoid eye-contact with the...

Club Success Plan Meeting
June 25, 2020

Club Success Plan Meetings

New Toastmasters and Ice Breaker Speeches
June 17, 2020

Introducing Toastmasters

Distinguished Club Program and New Club Awards
June 10, 2020

Let’s talk about the Distinguished Club Program (DCP) and the new Toastmasters International Club Recognition Awards. How do you know that a club is serving its members well? Toastmasters International created a metric to help determine the strengths o...

Guest Packets for Your Toastmasters Clubs
June 05, 2020

Does your club have a guest packet for guests to help them decide to join? What persuaded you to join Toastmasters? Everyone has their own reasons. We could boil it down to a statistic: 98% of members joined because they want to learn public speaking.