Tag Archives: Toastmasters

The Best In Others

I was rummaging through some old papers my mother sent me, and ran across a clipping of this old quote by Robert Louis Stevenson. I wonder how much different the world would be if we all made the effort to … Continue reading

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Speaking of Speaking

“Every survival kit should include a sense of humor.” – Author Unknown In November, I won the Toastmasters District 7 Humorous Speech Competition. The other day, I finally received the video which I’m pleased to share. If you would like … Continue reading

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Just One

“We can do no great things, only small things with great love.” – Mother Teresa At the Toastmasters District 7′s winter leadership institute conference today, the audience heard from a variety of speakers. One of the speakers is a mentor … Continue reading

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Thank You

“Humility does not mean thinking less of yourself than of other people, nor does it mean having a low opinion of your own gifts.  It means freedom from thinking about yourself at all.” – William Temple If you will humor … Continue reading

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Seeing The Unseen

“It is a terrible thing to see and have no vision.” – Hellen Keller My grandmother visited me last night. It was during a Toastmasters Table Topics contest, (an impromptu speaking competition), when we were asked to relate what a … Continue reading

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The Beautiful Dream Of Time

“In the presence of eternity, the mountains are as transient as the clouds.” – Robert Green Ingersoll There are times when a dream becomes real, and reality becomes a dream. Towards the end our Toastmasters Area contest last night, the … Continue reading

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A Toast! To You!

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” – Henry Stanley Haskins, Meditations in Wall Street, 1940 “What did I do to deserve this?” The answer to that big question lies … Continue reading

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Two Questions To Ask Yourself Before You Go To Bed

“Life is never so busy that there is no time to serve.” – Author Unknown Tonight, after your busy day, when you lay your head down on the pillow, ask yourself two questions, “Who did I help?” and “How did I … Continue reading

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Feedback. The Power To Motivate.

“The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn’t being said.”   — Author Unknown When you hear the word ‘evaluation’ you may think of what a coach gives to a player, or what a manager delivers annually to … Continue reading

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Who’s Missing?

“The family is one of nature’s masterpieces.” – George Santayana, The Life of Reason Ever watch co-workers try to figure out who’s missing so they can start a meeting? It always takes a few seconds to remember that Fred is on vacation … Continue reading

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