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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (0.0KB) | Embed 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 give you 3 examples I … Read Full Article »

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (0.0KB) | EmbedThe 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 I started writing on my … Read Full Article »

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (0.0KB) | EmbedRecently 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 can read more about INNERpreneurship … Read Full Article »

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (0.0KB) | Embed2014 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, 8 and 9 in Calgary, … Read Full Article »

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (0.0KB) | EmbedFrom 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 your videography project will be … Read Full Article »

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (0.0KB) | EmbedWhen 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 asked to give someone feedback, … Read Full Article »

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (0.0KB) | EmbedRecently 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 together various clips to produce … Read Full Article »

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (0.0KB) | EmbedI 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 ! Not the biggest nor … Read Full Article »

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (0.0KB) | EmbedAndrew 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 acclaim saving fellow climber Lincoln … Read Full Article »

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (0.0KB) | EmbedI 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 I use onscreen capture to … Read Full Article »

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (0.0KB) | EmbedI 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 will also use its acronym … Read Full Article »

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (0.0KB) | EmbedThe 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 out of town. We were … Read Full Article »

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (0.0KB) | EmbedUsing videotape is a great technology to capture a speech contest or presentations for posting to a video website for continuous reference. My first videotape of our club educational presentations caught me off guard with basics I never thought about. Don’t be caught off guard by … Read Full Article »

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (0.0KB) | Embed In Show #026 – INNERpreneur Spotlight – Africa Bike Project I introduced you to Melissa and Kelly, cofounders of the Africa Bike Project. Being an INNERpreneur sometimes means conceiving, driving and managing a project, from the ground up. Leadership Skills and Communication Skills are required. … Read Full Article »

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TDK056 – You Talk Too Much

by Terry on 2013/04/30

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Believe it or not, I have a phobia – a phobia of talking too much. Can you believe it? A Toastmaster? Well, it is controllable – thanks to “Mind over Matter“. When I was just a young introvert (now I am an older introvert) my father must have implanted this phobia, this fear, into me. … Read Full Article »

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I haven’t participated as an evaluation contestant that much, so when I won at my club, I got down to serious preparation. The best place to start, I thought, was to download the “Judges Guide & Ballot” and prepare by reading what the judges are going to score me on. Everyone has their own ritual, … Read Full Article »

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