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

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For In Part 1 of this series, I discussed valuable lessons that came from using prepared speeches in a Pathways project to better develop skills for job interviews by determining content and practicing that content in the club. In this segment, we’ll discuss using Project 2, Evaluation and Feedback to further practice and prepare for […]

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

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Editors Note: This is a revised version of a previous post for how to use Pathways to help improve your job interviewing skills. When I first joined Toastmasters in 2005, my main goal was to improve my job interview skills. I had served in the US Air Force for nearly 20 years, and had never […]

I don’t agree – and why you should care

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Have you ever wondered what makes certain speakers, writers and even YouTube channels popular, and others less so? “You can always work with readers who say, I don’t agree. What you can’t survive are those who shrug and say, I don’t care.” I found that quote in chapter 16 of The Craft of Research, Third […]

Picking the next book

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I enjoy reading (you may have already guessed that); however, no matter what your favorite genre, it feels like there is simply too much out there to know what to read next. It’s challenging to pick the next “great thing” to read. I wish there was a secret to it, but when someone asks me […]

The July Resolution

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For a Toastmaster, July 1st is the start of the new program year. Just like the start of the calendar year, conversations drift to “what is your Toastmasters new year’s resolution?” When I ever talk to anyone about resolutions, they seem to fall into one of 3 categories: The few – those who make resolutions […]

How’s the Pepsi tasting?

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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 speaking about the importance of serving our member clubs, and supporting our members through Club Excellence, Dan made an interesting comparison between the brand of Toastmasters and another well known […]

2017 Toastmasters Convention Prep

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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 and lots of seeing good friends again for four full days. Here’s the schedule of events – https://www.toastmasters.org/Events/2017-International-Convention/Schedule If you can’t be there, there will be some live streaming options (Did you know there’s a photo contest […]

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

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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 Part 2, we looked at how to Get to the Point to further practice and prepare for that next interview. In this segment, we’ll discuss using CC Speech #3, […]

Toastmasters: Getting your DTM through Pathways

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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 questions about completing your Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM) award before Pathways rolls out. Specifically, should you finish in the existing system or, if not, how do you decide […]

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

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Editors note: A revised version of this post for using Pathways is now available here: http://robchristeson.com/job-hunting-using-toastmasters-pathways-to-prepare-for-the-interview-part-ii/ 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 other words, determine my content and practice that content in the club. […]