Talk to the Human

This tag represents my central theme

Why now?

What makes you or me (or anyone) take action? There's a need, and then there's a reason that the need surfaced now. In other words, there's a "why" and a [...]

Holy Cow – Dan Pink has a podcast

I don't know if you've heard of it, but the 1-3-20 podcast with Daniel Pink is out there, it's free, and it's just plain awesome. Daniel Pink is my [...]

Author Whitney Johnson

"Disruptive movement must come from within" - Leo Tolstoy This week I had the opportunity to attend a conference near Washington DC, and the guest [...]

How’s the Pepsi tasting?

I've had the opportunity to hear Dan Rex, the CEO of Toastmasters International, speak this weekend at the District 26 conference in Denver Colorado. In [...]

2017 Toastmasters Convention Prep

The Toastmasters International Convention is coming next week, and once again I can’t wait to be there! There will be great speakers, awesome contests [...]

Shoshin – Beginners Mindset

"In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities, in the expert's mind there are few" - Suzuki Diana Kander gave the opening keynote at the Gartner [...]

Don’t tell me how I’m not getting the whole thing

I was sitting in a session recently where the duration was scheduled to be 4 hours, and the introducer let us know this was normally a 6-8 hour program they [...]

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 [...]

Toastmasters: Getting your DTM through Pathways

Recently, I added an update to the District 22 blog on Pathways. That FAQ has some useful information on the new program, and it has led to a number of [...]

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 [...]