Category Archives: Toastmasters

Power of Words – you already have it

Words, we use them every day and think nothing of it. But words can have power. They can encourage, educate, support, slash or inspire. If you are like me, you probably underestimate the effect that your words have on the people … Continue reading

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Open Communication Tips for Leaders

These communication tips are from the Toastmasters.org website and are not my original thoughts. I  am sharing them as a reminder to myself and maybe as helpful tips to anyone else who wants to encourage honest feedback, suggestions, and receive … Continue reading

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5 foot tall, 100 pounds – Mountain Conqueror

I recently had a discussion with a friend who has set 7 worthwhile goals for themselves. I confess 7 goals had me thinking and this morning at the auspicious time of 5:30 a.m. I realized it reminded me of Shailee … Continue reading

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Vancouver convention Toastmasters

  The 86th Annual International Toastmasters Convention was August 22-26, 2017. I have been looking forward to attending for years. Why? I have attended District conferences in spring and fall and they are fun.  This is a much bigger event, … Continue reading

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We all have one, at least

Sunny, but still cool outside because of the time of day, 6:30 a.m., and I was enjoying my plain coffee with a friend whose Starbucks order of double expresso plus plus was just impossible to memorize. I met this friend … Continue reading

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Take a Leap

One of the problems with growing up, besides just about everything, is you forget how to just do things without thinking about it too much. As a youngster, I just did things. Swam, jumped, somersaulted,  and bike rode without giving … Continue reading

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