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

For In 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 [...]

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

When I first joined Toastmasters in 2005, my goal was to improve my job interview skills. I had served in the US Air Force for nearly 20 years, and had never [...]

Focus on yourself for a better career

At the Toastmasters D44 fall conference, my friend Kene Iloenyosi gave a wonderful keynote on change. While he wasn't focused explicitly on career change, [...]

The value of coaching

What is the ideal outcome you'd like to experience? From Alan Weiss - Million Dollar Coaching (reviewed here) Have you ever had a speaking goal to achieve, [...]

Clear and Simple

Darren's #10 Speaking Mistake was, Not Getting Clear on the Message. (more on his top 10 list here). I was asked recently, "What if I don't have a point for [...]

Did you forget to start?

Okay...it's January 2nd. Resolution check - how's it coming? What?? You forgot to make a resolution? No way! Or...did you just forget to start? Or maybe [...]

Toastmasters D22: Jim Key’s awesome contest training

This last weekend, Jim Key visited the Kansas City metro here in District 22 and delivered what many agreed was an amazing session on Toastmasters Contests. [...]

Does everyone agree?

When I speak, I have a tendency to ask a lot of questions. I do this for at least three reasons. First, to check in with the audience and keep them engaged. [...]

Throwback Thursday

I was listening to a webinar today from Naomi Dunford, and one of the questions led to some discussion about older content on our websites. Since I've been [...]

Winning the Toastmasters Speech Contest

A few years ago, I wrote a post about contest speaking called Why you won't win your contest. This included many of the things I see speaker do at contests all [...]