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!
2015 is bound to be a great year. If you’re the type to make a New Year’s Resolution and stick with it, the I imagine you’ve already decided on a course of action for 2015. But if you’re more like me, resolutions can sometimes lead to positive results, but not usually the wish you had in your head. That’s okay. [...]
Event though I couldn’t make it to KL, I was able to watch the board briefing live on-line. Daniel Rex commented that our organization grew by over 7% this year! – 7.3 percent membership growth – 17.2 percent new club growth – Five new countries added Toastmasters clubs (Guinea, Iraq, Liberia, Uganda, Uruguay) R [...]