Category Archives: Toastmasters

Whether its mentoring, evaluating, or just being an active listener, Toastmasters is a great place to give.

Imagine Something Better

“Trapped by reality, freed by imagination.” — Nicolas Manetta Tragedy can consume us; tragedy can overwhelm us; and tragedy can become us. But there are those among us who, when faced with tragedy, overcome it – using a little imagination. … Continue reading

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The Making Of A Memory

“People will forget what you said. People will forget what you did. But people will never forget how you made them feel.” — Maya Angelou Jake French is an inspiration. Several years ago through a freak accident, life threw him … Continue reading

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The Oldest Font

Son: “I can’t read that, it’s in a weird font.” Father: “It’s called handwriting.” — A brief conversation in our house It may not be quick, it may not be pretty, and it may not even be legible. But I’ll … Continue reading

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Words To Live By

In today’s world, words are cheap. Yet, some words are still worth more than others. The following words, spoken by Abraham Lincoln so long ago … “… With malice toward none, with charity for all…” … are worth more than … Continue reading

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The Rear-View Mirror Or The Wind Shield

“We have a choice every day – to act on yesterday’s good intentions or get an early start on tomorrow’s regrets.” — Robert Brault The reason the windshield is so much larger than the rear-view mirror is so we can … 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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Two Ways To Show Up

“Be careful how you interpret the world:  It is like that.” — Erich Heller There are two ways to show up. Because you have to or because you want to. There are two ways to act after you showed up. Like you … 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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“Extas”

“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.” — Leo F. … Continue reading

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It’s Your Story And You’re The Author

“The life of every man is a diary in which he means to write one story, and writes another.” — James Matthew Barrie No matter what story we tell ourself, that is the story of our life. “I’m a failure. I’m … Continue reading

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