General Posts

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 [...]

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 [...]

2017 – It’s a New Year

If there's one resolution I can keep year in and year out, it's my resolution to read. Here are some of my favorites from 2016, and some on my list for [...]

Toastmasters: Getting your DTM through Pathways

Recently, I added an update to the District 22 blog on Pathways. That FAQ has some useful information on the new program, and it has led to a number of [...]

2016 Toastmasters Convention – Pathways Update

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Coming this week at the international convention, Toastmasters International is scheduled to have a Pathways booth for members to see a demo of the new [...]

Be Cynical

Why cynicism is easy: 1. It gives us an out. We can dump the responsibility somewhere else, so the failure isn't our fault. After all, effort is a risk, [...]

2016: End of month one

So I opened 2016 by trying something new. I set weekly goals and tried to keep them instead of an annual resolution. The result? Mixed. I met some goals, [...]

2016 Week Two: The next list

Last Week I posted about my first week of trying a one-week resolution. This was my alternative to the standard New Years Resolution. One thing I noticed last [...]

2016: End of week one

Last week I posted about a weekly resolution idea. I did keep my first resolution, which was to post something each day this week. On to week [...]

2016 Week One: The short list

Yesterday I posted about alternatives to the standard New Years Resolution. Today, I'm going to start week one by taking my own advice, and see how that goes. [...]