Toastmasters: 20 isn’t the goal

by

Sitting at the Toastmasters International Convention, I watched as a friend of mine went to the stage to receive an award on behalf of her district. ¬†They were being recognized for having the most clubs with 20 or more members, over 80% in their case. I was looking at the statistics and there are quite […]

Speaking Tips: Language use – word pairs

by

Have you ever heard the wrong word used to describe something, and realized the mistake happened because of similarities? Here are a couple of examples, and how they’re used/misused: Simple vs. Easy These words are not only used interchangeably, but also as a redundant pair on a regular basis. If fact, it is simple and […]

How Can I Help?

by

I’m reading Great on the Job, by Jodi Glickman. Early in the book, the author asserts that asking “How can I help?” may cause more problems than it solves. How can that be? I was wondering that too, at first. It’s simple if you think about it. Lets say you have a group of tasks […]

Evaluate!

by

What does it take to be a great evaluator in Toastmasters? More importantly (as we enter the contest season), how do you give a winning evaluation? First – Open Strong. The first words out of your mouth should be something great about the presentation. i.e. “Mike, it’s clear that you did quite a bit of […]