Tag Archives: leadership

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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One Subtle Step To Encourage Volunteer Leaders

“Courage is the power to let go of the familiar.” — Raymond Lindqui Do one subtle thing, and you’ll encourage more volunteer leaders in your organization. Let them lead. And that takes courage. There’s a real temptation, especially for the … 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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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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Feedback Not Failure

“There is no failure.  Only feedback.” — Robert Allen I’d like to give a shout out to my fellow members of Silicon Forest Toastmasters. When my power point presentation failed miserably today, not only were they able to look past all … Continue reading

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Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 221 – Goals And Follow-Through

Met over lunch with one of our new Toastmasters discussing his goals for the coming year. And during the discussion, I became particularly impressed with something he had done.  Today I met with Roy, one of our newest Toastmasters, to … Continue reading

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