Toastmasters & me

I was scared but I did it anyway

It was about 11 years ago that I decided to challenge my fear of public speaking. How did I do this? It started with my mentor and coach inviting me to challenge my fear head-on… to join a Toastmasters International club. His suggestion came on a Friday, and come Monday morning I was joining my first club. I did what …

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From Diapers to Diapers

This morning at Early Edition Toastmasters I gave my 4th speech from the Humorously Speaking Advanced Manual.  This particular speech entitled, “From Diapers to Diapers” is an homage to my grandpa George. “Life has a funny way of teaching us things, but it’s the things we learn from our elders that can help navigate us safely through life’s rough patches… …

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My Big, Huge Addiction (Early Edition Toastmasters, White Rock, BC)

I've been actively attending toastmasters meetings for about 2 and a half years. And you know what? I love it! At first it was hard. not so much the talking in front of people - I didn't have a massive problem with that, but it was learning how to articulate my message without the "um's" and "ah's" and all the other filler words that seem to just cloud the message....

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