Patricia and Darren held an awesome session which included some mini coaching as well as amazing points on improving your speaking that all of the audience members could use. The session was titled Under the Magnifying Glass: Good to great on steroids…in Action! It was amazing! My favorite line – I’ve neve [...]
Our Toastmasters International Convention kicked off today with the Board of Directors briefing. This is always an interesting event, and gives us (as members) a view into what is in progress and what is coming in our organization. This event was live streamed, and last year was made available on line to be watched. Once I have that lin [...]
Dana LaMon, AS and 1992 WCPS spoke about Making your Message Memorable. I remember his message from the 2011 convention (blog post here) – it was one of the best sessions I attended at any convention. Seriously. As usual, Dana’s session was really well structured and entertaining. In making your message memorable, Dana spoke a [...]
Today was the seminar for Toastmasters International Accredited Speaker program. In the morning portion of this program we heard some great tips from many existing Accredied Speakers as well as some important feedback from TI Headquarters. This first post includes my notes, as well as key takeaways from the opening sessions. [...]
There’s a trend in video games now, where the day before the game is released, a “day zero” edition is sold. It usually has a limited quantity and some special features. For the 2015 Toastmasters International convention, day zero is Tuesday, August 11th. One of the special events that day is an Accredited Speaker program ho [...]
Have you ever sat in a training class with an instructor that spoke non-stop, perhaps with some nice slides? When the session was over, he assumed you got it and went on his way? I have, and I usually don’t “get it” just because I’m supposed to. Don’t get me wrong, there is a time and place for lectures. It’ [...]
I’ve found that when I prepare a presentation to teach something, I always end up discovering something new about the topic, no matter how much I knew before. 3 things that help that to be true: - I research a new source – keeps me on top of new information - I provide a handout – makes me think of what is most valuable to [...]
Well, it’s New Year’s Eve and time for my annual rant. Get a resolution! There we go. Have a great 2015!