Toastmasters 101

Toastmasters 101

Latest Episodes

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.

Get Ready for Online Toastmasters Meetings
May 27, 2020

After spending time on Pathways, taking the quizzes, reading the material, I created a presentation and practiced, so I’m ready for my online Toastmasters meetings, right? Not yet.  There are a couple of extra steps that we need to take now that we’re ...

Evaluating Online Speeches in Toastmasters
May 20, 2020

Introducing Toastmasters

Toastmasters Area Director: Is this your future?
May 14, 2020

Do you want to be a Toastmasters Area Director? Our District 10 annual meeting is this Saturday morning. While we’re there, we’ll be electing our district leaders for the year – affectionately called the Trio – District Director,

Attend Your Toastmasters District Conference
May 07, 2020

I find myself doing less and less in front of the computer right now.  Maybe I don’t have the mental space? Maybe I’m too stressed?  Whatever it is, I’m struggling with the idea of spending a day online for the upcoming Toastmasters District  Conferenc...