Are you a Toastmaster who has completed their Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM) award, or are getting close to doing so? Are you wondering, “what’s next?” Good question. I’ve heard and given a number of answers to this question, and here are some that I’ve found to be best: 1. Speak outside of your club more. Take […]
Recently, I received requests from two people I know to write them recommendations on their LinkedIn profiles. My first thought was, “I haven’t done one of those in a while, and I’d be glad to.” It was a couple of days before I went back to do it, and I noticed something interesting. When I […]
Have you ever gone into a situation expecting a certain outcome, and found that you misjudged the situation completely? Recently, I ran a brainstorming session (Facilitating Discussion manual, project #2) at my Toastmasters club. The problem we were discussing was “Toastmasters Training”, and I was looking for input on what they, our club members, were […]
What are the three most common ways to learn anything? 1. Figure it out for yourself (difficult, time-consuming, and a high probability of failure/quitting) 2. Learn from experts on your own (Books, Videos, other “learn at home” courses) 3. Learn from the experts directly The first method is the slow, painful, learn-from-every-single-mistake method that has […]
Each New Year I post something about setting a resolution, and I receive a variety of comments that fall into three varieties: 1. I don’t believe in resolutions, I set goals. 2. I don’t believe in resolutions, no one keeps them. 3. I don’t believe in resolutions. Why do you limit yourself? Let me rephrase, […]
It’s just now 2012, and I already have a full reading list for the coming year. Are You Smart Enough to Work at Google?: Trick Questions, Zen-like Riddles, Insanely Difficult Puzzles, and Other Devious Interviewing Techniques You … Know to Get a Job Anywhere in the New Economyby William Poundstone. I picked this up at […]
What’s the first thing I did in Twenty Twelve? Then I wrote this post! Happy New Year! Make it a great one!!