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Job Hunting – Using Toastmasters to Prepare for the Interview, Part II
November 23, 2016
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
November 21, 2016
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
November 16, 2016
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
January 7, 2016
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
January 6, 2016
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?
January 2, 2016
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
February 7, 2015
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?
December 8, 2014
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.
August 26, 2014
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
August 8, 2014
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