Tag Archives: Toastmasters

Filler Words

My friend, Gavin McMahon, is a founding partner at fassforward consulting group. He also writes a great blog on public speaking and presentations: Make a Powerful Point. Gavin recently turned his attention on filler words. He assembled a virtual panel of … 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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25 Ways to Make a Point

One of the many public speaking resources that I consult regularly is an email newsletter from J. A. Gamache, an internationally acclaimed bilingual (French and English) speaker who finished 3rd in the 2001 Toastmasters World Championship of Public Speaking.  In … 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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Public Speaking Doppelgänger!

Last year, I analyzed my humorous speech that won the Toastmasters District 59 (Continental Europe) Humorous Speech Contest. This week, I was flattered and delighted to learn from my friend, Bertrand Völckers, that a Toastmaster in Berlin had translated and … Continue reading

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