Personal Growth Articles

3 Ways to Improve your Speaking Voice

Vocal variety is the way you use your voice to create interest, excitement, and emotional involvement. It is accomplished by varying your pitch, volume, and timing.

Getting the Most out of Toastmasters using LinkedIn – Part 2 of 2

We provide some practical suggestions to increase one’s professional network using Toastmasters and LinkedIn. Learn how to best share your Toastmasters experiences on your LinkedIn profile.

Speaking with Humor

Speaking with humor can be challenging, especially for those who believe they are not funny. We all have a sense of humor. However, many speakers prefer to keep that sense well-hidden for fear of losing credibility with their audience.

Elements of Effective Evaluations

I focus on how well speakers incorporate and demonstrate mastery of the skills from the Pathways lesson. As members progress, I still watch for the basic skills, but in a more nuanced way….

Speaking with Humor

Speaking with Humor

Speaking with humor can be challenging, especially for those who believe they are not funny. We all have a sense of humor. However, many speakers prefer to keep that sense well-hidden for fear of losing credibility with their audience.

Elements of Effective Evaluations

Elements of Effective Evaluations

I focus on how well speakers incorporate and demonstrate mastery of the skills from the Pathways lesson. As members progress, I still watch for the basic skills, but in a more nuanced way….

The New Networking

The New Networking

I recently attended an online networking event which I refer to as the new networking. At the end of the meeting I felt better than any previous networking event. I felt content, energized, motivated, and even supported.

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A Club Ambassador goes to Antarctica!

A Club Ambassador goes to Antarctica!

Anytime I visit a new city, country, or continent for that matter, part of my Toastmasters mission is to look up and visit clubs. Over the last 6 years as a Toastmaster, I have had the opportunity of visiting over 20 clubs across 5 continents.  Naturally, when the Antarctica opportunity came up, I looked up clubs to visit there too.

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My TLI experience

My TLI experience

I’ve been to a few TLI’s over the years. They’ve all been good, but this TLI seemed extra-ordinary. During Pres Vasilev’s entertaining keynote speech he shared his personal methods and mentors’ advice on practicing for and delivering his World Champion Speech.

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Celebration of Success at the Leadership Luncheon

Celebration of Success at the Leadership Luncheon

Celebrating success injects life into an organization, making it worthwhile for members to contribute to its long-term success. Leadership luncheon was an opportunity to recognize all the contributions made in the past year and to ring in the new with a renewed sense of purpose.

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Learning to go Above and Beyond

Learning to go Above and Beyond

Have you ever had this experience happen to you – you are looking at a page that says Pathways on the Toastmasters International website. You click on buttons, see a video, but have no clue how to get a course. Or maybe you are the VP of Education at your club and are not quite sure how to certify people who have completed a path…

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