The 10 Commandments of Communication

Listen generously. Emerson said: “First seek to understand, then to be understood.” How do you listen to an audience? Do your research. Find out who they are, what they need and want, and what they expect from you. When you step to the...

posted on: Apr 3, 2011 | author: ravoof

Learning to Like Evaluations

In Toastmasters, the philosophy is that no speech is perfect – even the best speaker can improve. As a result, there is a lot of feedback going on. Members evaluate each others’ presentations – even brief Table Topic responses, which only...

posted on: Apr 2, 2011 | author: ravoof

Taking Toastmasters to New Heights

Art Huseonica’s idea of fun takes his breath away – literally. When he’s where he wants to be, this Toastmaster is climbing in thin air at 17,000 feet, and he couldn’t be happier. “People say I’m crazy, but I like the mental and...

posted on: Apr 2, 2011 | author: ravoof

The Answer to Your Organization’s Needs

Since January 2009, a total of 110 new corporate clubs were started in various organizations. Of the 110, 83 clubs were started within an organization that had not previously contained a corporate Toastmasters club. Even in the midst of the...

posted on: Apr 2, 2011 | author: ravoof

The Value of Leadership Skills

In tough economic times, it’s important to make yourself as valuable as possible – whether you’re holding down a job or seeking employment. Here’s a hard truth: In most companies, leaders are generally considered more valuable than those...

posted on: Apr 2, 2011 | author: ravoof

Standing On Top of the World

On May 25, 2008, Alan Mallory, a 23-year-old Toastmaster from Barrie, Ontario, Canada, stood on the summit of the world’s highest mountain and thought, “I can’t wait to get down.” It was a clear day with an incredible view of the...

posted on: Apr 2, 2011 | author: ravoof

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