Category Archives: Toastmasters

WDYB – Membership Matters

Today I want to ask you to think about Membership ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ I felt a little bit crazy this morning when I got up at 4:42 A.M.; sunrise wasn’t until 7:34, the house was dark, the floor was cold. Just in … Continue reading

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Autumn and Inspiration from Thomas Iland

The sun was shining yesterday as my wife and I enjoyed a drive in the autumn light. We drove about 30 minutes east so we could visit Keremeos, and a favorite fruit stand. The people there are friendly, we bought … Continue reading

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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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