Job Hunting – Using Toastmasters to Prepare for the Interview, Part III

For Part 1 of this series, I discussed valuable lessons that came from using prepared speeches to better develop my skills for the job interview process. In Part 2, we looked at how to Get to the Point to further practice and prepare for that next interview. In this segment, we’ll discuss using CC Speech #3, Organize your Speech and how to practice ways [...]

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Toastmasters 2011 Convention – Cockpit Communication Lessons that work anywhere

Editor's note: these are raw notes. I'll fix them later today or tomorrow. Karen Baetzel, a Navy aviator with over 2,000 flight hours discussed (battle ax consulting [...]

Toastmasters 2011 Convention – Accredited Speaker

I was psyched. I was ready. I couldn't wait. In 2009, I had the good fortune to see Johnny Campbell speak at the TI Convention. This year, I heard he was speaking at the 2011 [...]

Toastmasters 2011 Convention – E is for Excellence in Speaking and Leading

Dana LaMon in an Accredited Speaker and World Champion of Public Speaking. His session, E is for Excellence in Speaking and Leading was in front of a full house (over 400 [...]

Toastmasters 2011 Convention – Opening Ceremonies and Speakers

The convention is underway! Cool stuff right off the bat: 1. Parade of flags (always awesome) 2. Seeing friends carrying so many flags 3. Free book from one of the featured [...]

Toastmasters 2011 Convention – Board Briefing

Editors note: These are raw notes from the board briefing at the TI Convention. I'll post updated info in the next week or so. Today's Toastmaster International Board [...]

Toastmasters 2011 Convention – TM and You

The Toastmasters and You session is an overview of the roles of Region Advisor, International Director, and International Officer positions in Toastmasters International. [...]

Toastmasters 2011 Convention – Brand Workshop

I've posted on the new brand launch on our District 22 website: http://district22.wordpress.com/2011/08/17/where-leaders-are-made/ Check out the Toastmasters Website for [...]

Toastmasters 2011 Convention – Tuesday Training and a Peek at Branding

The Toastmasters International Convention starts tomorrow!! It's gonna be sweet! Spoiler alert: This evening I snuck into the room where they are having the branding workshop [...]

Toastmasters 2011 Convention – Monday Training

Today began our much anticipated District Leader training at the International Convention in Las Vegas. Imagine 20 hours of training packed into about 8 acedemic hours, with a [...]

Toastmasters 2011 Convention – Sunday Prep

Welcome to Las Vegas! With the changes to the Toastmasters training schedule, I had to fly in to the convention location on Sunday in order to be here for the 6:30 am start [...]