Tag Archive: Toastmasters

May 02

The miracle of an interesting life

“May you live in interesting times.”  It is said to be an ancient Chinese curse.

As I listen to the news today of Osama Bin Laden’s death, I can’t help but think that these are, in fact, interesting times. People gather in droves to celebrate a death. People hear news that they’ve been yearning for …

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Apr 30

The miracle of the two Marcia’s

I had expected to be too busy to post anything this weekend, but I’ve just experienced something so fantastic that I couldn’t NOT tell you about it!!

This weekend is the annual Toastmasters Conference and International Speech Contest for my district, and it happens that my home club is hosting the contest (which is fantastic, …

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Apr 21

The icebreaker miracle

Last night I heard some great icebreakers. No, I’m not talking about bad pick-up lines or cheesy team-building exercises. I’m referring to the grand Toastmaster tradition of giving your first prepared speech…or, in other words, you break the ice between you and your new club.  For those of you who aren’t familiar with it, Toastmasters …

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Mar 17

The Triple Crown Affair Miracle

For the past five years I’ve been a member of Toastmasters (if you’re not familiar with it, it’s a club to hone public speaking skills.)  I love the feeling of being up in front of people speaking, and I love that I have become  an appreciably better public speaker since joining Toastmasters.

The District Conference …

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Mar 09

A Toastmasters Miracle

Tonight I had the great pleasure of competing in my Toastmaster club’s International Speech and Table Topics contests.  I’ve competed in several contests before, but tonight’s had a special air about it.

Perhaps it’s because every one of the people I competed with is a top-notch speaker whom I admire.

Perhaps it’s because we’re all …

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