Month: August 2010

Toastmasters: Contests help you get better

Have you heard (or read) opinions about how competing, and even winning, a Toastmasters contest has no real value in "regular" speaking? I have, and I find it [...]

Book Preview: Success Secrets of the Social Media Marketing Superstars

Hooray for long titles! Seriously, I just received Success Secrets of the Social Media Marketing Superstars by Mitch Meyerson. I've been waiting for this [...]

World Championship: Proposal for next year

Since I posted by review of the speeches in the Toastmasters International World Championship of Public Speaking, I received hundreds of hits and may positive [...]

One Year of Being Human

August 20th came and went without much fanfare. In fact, if you didn't know it, you wouldn't even have expected that my Talk to the Human blog has been up and [...]

Convention: Lesson 1 – Responsibility

As I walked into the room, there we no people there. There was, however, a good size stage and about 300 chairs, silent in anticipation of a future audience. [...]

Book Review: Carolyn 101

At the Toastmasters International Convention, I was fortunate to hear and later meet Carolyn Kepcher, founder of, star of NBC's The [...]

Toastmasters: Lessons from the International Speech Contest

As I watched the International Speech Contest at the 2010 Toastmasters International Convention, I noticed a few things that, in my opinion, truly contributed [...]

Toastmasters Convention – Lessons for next year

By now you know there’s a big speech contest every year at the Toastmasters International Convention, right? But wait, there’s more. There’s a whole [...]

Toastmasters Convention – President’s Dinner Dance

It's been a fast-paced week with a plethora of opportunities for Toastmaster from around the globe. Personally, I had a wonderfull time and accomplished a lot [...]

Toastmasters Convention – The International Speech Contest

Today, Toastmasters International held its Annual Speech Contest here at the convention (We also had a business meeting this morning, but an evil virus ate [...]