Category Archives: Toastmasters

Toastmasters’ Most Buzzworthy Speeches of 2015

Toastmasters International is a nonprofit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of meeting locations. Headquartered in Rancho Santa Margarita, California, the organization’s membership exceeds 332,000 in more than 15,400 clubs in 135 countries. Since 1924, Toastmasters … Continue reading

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Toastmasters’ Most Buzzworthy Speeches of 2014

Toastmasters International is a nonprofit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of meeting locations. Headquartered in Rancho Santa Margarita, California, the organization’s membership exceeds 313,000 in more than 14,650 clubs in 126 countries. Since … Continue reading

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Reflections on Cincinnati

It has been a little more than two months since my last post. During that period my free time was focused almost exclusively on preparing for the Toastmasters World Championship of Public Speaking that was held in Cincinnati, Ohio from … Continue reading

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Behind Every Champion

One week ago, I achieved a goal that had been several years in the making. In Antwerp, Belgium, I won the Toastmasters International Speech Contest for District 59, which comprises 18 countries in Continental Europe. I now move on to … Continue reading

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The Mark of a Champion

It has been just over two weeks since my last post, an unusually long (and unacceptable) time for me. However, I had a reason. The past several weeks found me very busy preparing for the Toastmasters District 59 International Speech … Continue reading

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World Championship of Public Speaking, 2011

The 2011 World Championship of Public Speaking, hosted by Toastmasters International in Las Vegas, Nevada, is now history. Congratulations to all contestants, especially Jock Elliott (1st Place), Kwong Yue Yang (2nd Place) and Scott Pritchard (3rd Place). I must, however, … Continue reading

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Lessons from a Public Speaking Champion

Last weekend, I was in Lisbon, Portugal attending the Toastmasters District 59 Spring Conference. There were many things that I enjoyed about the conference and I will be talking about it in future posts. One of the guests of honour … Continue reading

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Being There, Before You’re There

In a little more than a month’s time, I will fly to Lisbon, Portugal for the Toastmasters District 59 Spring Conference. It promises to be a fabulous time and I am looking forward to seeing many friends from across Europe. … Continue reading

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World Championship of Public Speaking, 2010

Winners of the 2010 Toastmasters World Championship of Public Speaking announced. Continue reading

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More on Speech Contests

Greetings from sunny Tunisia where I have been enjoying a much needed holiday with my family. The blue sky, warm sea, cold drinks and wonderful people have brought life to a pleasantly sloooooow pace. My regime has also included staying … Continue reading

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