Toastmasters 2011 Convention – Cockpit Communication Lessons that work anywhere

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Editor’s note: these are raw notes. I’ll fix them later today or tomorrow. Karen Baetzel, a Navy aviator with over 2,000 flight hours discussed (battle ax consulting services) NSA and Toastmaster. No nonsense communication. She opened with a pilot-style communication from aircraft to tower. 3-echo-charlie, Hotel Whiskey, 13 inbound event 6, i have 8 souls […]

Toastmasters 2011 Convention – Accredited Speaker

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I was psyched. I was ready. I couldn’t wait. In 2009, I had the good fortune to see Johnny Campbell speak at the TI Convention. This year, I heard he was speaking at the 2011 convention and his topic was Accredited Speakers’ Secrets Revealed: Strategies for Earning the Highest Communication Designation in Toastmasters. I couldn’t […]

Toastmasters 2011 Convention – E is for Excellence in Speaking and Leading

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Dana LaMon in an Accredited Speaker and World Champion of Public Speaking. His session, E is for Excellence in Speaking and Leading was in front of a full house (over 400 seats plus SRO) To get the greatest benefit from TM – you must be committed to excellence Dana presented Eight Principles from his book, […]

Toastmasters 2011 Convention – Opening Ceremonies and Speakers

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The convention is underway! Cool stuff right off the bat: 1. Parade of flags (always awesome) 2. Seeing friends carrying so many flags 3. Free book from one of the featured speakers, Dave Logan – Tribal Leadership International President Pat Johnson announced that over 1,900 Toastmasters are registered for the convention – the most in […]