Author: Rob C

The July Resolution

For a Toastmaster, July 1st is the start of the new program year. Just like the start of the calendar year, conversations drift to "what is your Toastmasters [...]

Conquer 2019

I'm willing to bet that you've either heard someone say those words - Conquer 2019 - or something like them in the past few days or maybe even weeks. As we [...]

Why now?

What makes you or me (or anyone) take action? There's a need, and then there's a reason that the need surfaced now. In other words, there's a "why" and a [...]

Holy Cow – Dan Pink has a podcast

I don't know if you've heard of it, but the 1-3-20 podcast with Daniel Pink is out there, it's free, and it's just plain awesome. Daniel Pink is my [...]

Author Whitney Johnson

"Disruptive movement must come from within" - Leo Tolstoy This week I had the opportunity to attend a conference near Washington DC, and the guest [...]

How’s the Pepsi tasting?

I've had the opportunity to hear Dan Rex, the CEO of Toastmasters International, speak this weekend at the District 26 conference in Denver Colorado. In [...]

2018 – is it too late to resolve?

A friend of mine threatened to unfriend anyone who wished her a "Happy New Years" because "it's singular"..."New Year!" That made me think, why do some [...]

2017 Toastmasters Convention Prep

The Toastmasters International Convention is coming next week, and once again I can’t wait to be there! There will be great speakers, awesome contests [...]

Shoshin – Beginners Mindset

"In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities, in the expert's mind there are few" - Suzuki Diana Kander gave the opening keynote at the Gartner [...]

Don’t tell me how I’m not getting the whole thing

I was sitting in a session recently where the duration was scheduled to be 4 hours, and the introducer let us know this was normally a 6-8 hour program they [...]