Tag Archives: Toastmasters

Two Thoughts in my head today

Thought #1 – Life seems to be all about change and in my life I have initiated many new interests or employment in September, I guess that is when I am open to new challenges. Do you have a time … 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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The Power You Have Now

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 might underestimate the effect that your words have on the people … 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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Don’t nearly die first

This post actually came from a speech I gave recently at a Toastmasters meeting; the speech was called”Be Like A Child“. I had failed an attempt to color in an adult coloring book. Instead of being able to relax; I … Continue reading

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How do you eat an elephant?

No, I’m absolutely not proposing a new kind of Atkins diet where you eat elephants. Yuck! It’s a metaphor for accomplishing a big task. The answer is in small bites(and probably chew thoroughly)   🙂 Really what I am talking … Continue reading

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Take your gift with both hands!

I subscribe to just two magazines, one is Toastmasters Magazine. It arrives each month with stories, and tips from around the world with respect to the international organization that is Toastmasters. The magazine this time included information about Koala Lumpur (use … Continue reading

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Tennis is not the only place where Serve is Important

A lot of people, myself included, are watching the French Open, which is an annual tennis tournament in France. Voila! As you watch the competitors you notice many things, that they towel their face a great deal, there are a … Continue reading

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