Toastmasters 101

Toastmasters 101

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The General Evaluator Creates Great Meetings
September 09, 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 26, 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 ...

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 22, 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 07, 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?