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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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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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They Matter

“A person’s a person, no matter how small.” — Dr. Seuss, Horton Hears a Who! Yesterday, the Future Stars Toastmasters didn’t give a speech. They spoke. For that matter, they spoke well. There were no prepared speeches, it was an impromptu speaking … Continue reading

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Mutual Aid

“By mutual confidence and mutual aid – great deeds are done, and great discoveries made” — Homer Just a quick note to thank the fine folks at Eco Voices Toastmasters, a sustainability-themed club in Portland, for letting me come and give a practice … Continue reading

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The Future Is In The Good Hands Of The Future Stars Family

There are times when a family extends beyond the family. Family was the theme of today’s meeting of Future Stars, a youth speaking and leadership group, modeled after a Toastmasters club. My children joined us which put about twenty kids … Continue reading

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Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 249 – What Makes Our Communities Strong

Today I took 1/2 day off work to help out a fellow Toastmaster with a Speechcraft class. I was happy to see that many other Toastmasters volunteered to help as well.  A fellow Toastmaster asked me to give the opening … Continue reading

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