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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (0.0KB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Email | RSSTo PowerPoint or not? I am often asked if using PowerPoint in a Toastmasters competition speech is acceptable. But if you read further you will see my definite NO and why. When you are delivering a 5 to 7 minute speech, … Read Full Article »

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (0.0KB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Email | RSSDuring our District 42 Fall Conference, Nov 2015, our special guest speakers, Sheryl Roush, Accredited Speaker, Keynote Presenter, Trainer, Coach and Freddi Dogterom, Keynote Speaker, Workshop Facilitator and Corporate Trainer, sit down with hosts Terry of TDKtalks and Marta Munoz. Sheryl talks about … Read Full Article »

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (0.0KB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Email | RSSDuring our quarterly District 42 Executive Council training in Feb 2016, we get a chance to talk with our special guest: Region 4 Advisor Kelly Nielson about what her role entails. What are Kelly’s goals in visiting us at District 42? … Read Full Article »

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (0.0KB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Email | RSSStorytelling has become a lost art. Since the dawn of civilization, mankind has used and relied on storytelling for a variety of reasons. Not only was storytelling a means to carry forward knowledge to the next generation, but it also formed … Read Full Article »

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (0.0KB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Email | RSS Try describing what being Authentic means. How about Genuine? Not easy, is it. I struggled for months. Then recently I experienced my 3rd real life experience which rounds out my triage of experiences with this months episode of TDKtalks. I … Read Full Article »

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (0.0KB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Email | RSSThe term branding came into my vocabulary within the past decade, exacerbated by the hype around advertising using social media today. Today we are surrounded by numerous social networking tools. But I never fully understood the term, implication and practise until … Read Full Article »

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (0.0KB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Email | RSSRecently I had the pleasure of being a guest on the radio talk show YourLifeUnlimited with host, Stephanie Staples. I spoke on the virtues of volunteerism and how it contributes to your leadership development, not to mention other INNERpreneurial skills. You … Read Full Article »

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (0.0KB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Email | RSS2014 is the year! Toastmasters International turns 90 on Oct 22. District 42 turns 60 on July 1. Both celebrations were earmarked by our special guest, Toastmasters International President Mohammed Murad. The venue was the District 42 Fall Conference November 7, … Read Full Article »

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (0.0KB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Email | RSSFrom my recent volunteer mission as videographer on an 18 day mission to Vietnam I learned several key video tips. Some I already knew but some totally surprised me. I learn fast and here I share with you my tips so … Read Full Article »

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (0.0KB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Email | RSSWhen you listen to a speaker, what do YOU listen for? Words ? Flow? Thoughts? Message? Why am I here ? Perhaps the first question we should ask is “Why?” Why is the speaker telling me this. If we are ever … Read Full Article »

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (0.0KB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Email | RSSRecently I completed an 18 day educational mission with the charity No Ordinary Journey Foundation. I was asked to join their international team of health care professionals as videographer. It also turned into huge lessons in leadership for me. I put … Read Full Article »

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (0.0KB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Email | RSSI recently competed in a speech contest. My topic was “FEAR” and titled “Wolverine”. I picked the wolverine, because this animal has 2 unique characteristics. It has no natural enemies and it knows no fear. Imagine that – knows NO fear … Read Full Article »

http://media.blubrry.com/tdktalks/p/www.tdktalks.com/wp-content/uploads/show040.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (0.0KB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Email | RSSAndrew Brash has the most amazing climbing resumes around. He has been chasing his climbing dreams for over 20 years in the most impressive mountain environments including Tibet, China, Pakistan, to name a few. Read about the rescue that made worldwide … Read Full Article »

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (0.0KB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Email | RSSI have been a toastmaster long enough to know that a club without a freetoasthost website is missing a huge opportunity. Many clubs such as ShawMasters, MVP Advanced and Calgary Advanced implement a FreeToastHost (FTH) website quite well. In this episode … Read Full Article »

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (0.0KB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Email | RSSI have been a toastmaster long enough to know that a club without a freetoasthost website is missing a huge opportunity. Many clubs such as ShawMasters, MVP Advanced and Calgary Advanced implement a FreeToastHost website quite well. To save time, I … Read Full Article »

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (0.0KB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Email | RSSThe recent death of our family pet cat “Peaches” created a trilogy based on the theme of dying, dying alone, letting go, losing a loved one or a family pet. I delayed taking her to the vet as my wife was … Read Full Article »

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