Accredited Speaker

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  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.  Big take aways:  Judging
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The accredited speaker panel was one of my “must dos” for this event. Hearing from five existing accredited speakers really helped clarify how the program works, and why I should be pursuing it. Spoiler alert – there are changes to the program for next year, and many of them are listed in this post. Note:
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In my post about Friday Afternoon’s Accredited Speaker Program, I said “All of the speakers were good, but in my non-judge opinion, I would guess that Rochelle Rice has the best chance of getting the designation this time. Karen Twichell might pull it off too.” Bam! Called it right, baby. At the International Speech Contest,
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Now I owe more apologies than ever. I had to miss so many education sessions to do other specific things. I was really a bit bummed about missing some of those sessions. Because I had to be at a judges briefing (no reason) and I really wanted to see the Accedited Speaker Program (also no reason), I
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