Toastmasters 101

Synopsis

A podcast production of Toastmasters District 10

Episodes

  • Attend Your Toastmasters District Conference

    Attend Your Toastmasters District Conference

    07/05/2020 Duration: 13min

    I find myself doing less and less in front of the computer right now.  Maybe I don’t have the mental space? Maybe I’m too stressed?  Whatever it is, I’m struggling with the idea of spending a day online for the upcoming Toastmasters District  Conference. Why should I? Why should you? INTRO Are you interested in building … Continue reading "Attend Your Toastmasters District Conference" The post Attend Your Toastmasters District Conference appeared first on Toastmasters 101.

  • Visit Other Toastmasters Clubs Today

    Visit Other Toastmasters Clubs Today

    29/04/2020 Duration: 13min

    To visit other Toastmasters clubs around the world is now as simple as logging on. Can I visit other Toastmasters clubs? Have you ever wanted to travel the world? Explore exotic locales and meet the people who live there? Or visit the great cities of the world to broaden your understanding? I always wanted to … Continue reading "Visit Other Toastmasters Clubs Today" The post Visit Other Toastmasters Clubs Today appeared first on Toastmasters 101.

  • Leadership in Adversity in Toastmasters

    Leadership in Adversity in Toastmasters

    22/04/2020 Duration: 11min

    What does leadership in adversity look like?  What do leaders in adverse situations do? This week was the most important religious holiday of my year. What’s normally a day of celebration and feasting with my extended church family was instead kept at home, in front of a screen. No candles, no shouts, no procession. But … Continue reading "Leadership in Adversity in Toastmasters" The post Leadership in Adversity in Toastmasters appeared first on Toastmasters 101.

  • Top 3 Benefits of Toastmasters Right Now

    Top 3 Benefits of Toastmasters Right Now

    15/04/2020 Duration: 11min

    What are the benefits of Toastmasters during a pandemic? Do you think there are any benefits of Toastmasters membership right now? In the middle of a crisis, the one skill that everyone is looking at is communication. Here in the US, we’ve got a choir of voices telling us what’s going on, what we need … Continue reading "Top 3 Benefits of Toastmasters Right Now" The post Top 3 Benefits of Toastmasters Right Now appeared first on Toastmasters 101.

  • Listening Skills in Toastmasters

    Listening Skills in Toastmasters

    09/04/2020 Duration: 15min

    If half of communication skills is listening skills, how do you learn those in Toastmasters? Last week, I got three invitations to online meetings scheduled at exactly the same time. I chose to attend one of the – Progressive Messengers – a corporate club in northeast Ohio – for one reason: I didn’t get a … Continue reading "Listening Skills in Toastmasters" The post Listening Skills in Toastmasters appeared first on Toastmasters 101.

  • Your High Performance Leadership Project in a Pandemic

    Your High Performance Leadership Project in a Pandemic

    02/04/2020 Duration: 13min

    Today’s podcast is about your High Performance Leadership Project in a Pandemic – what to do when you are stuck. TI Extends the Deadlines Toastmasters International made a huge announcement last week right in the middle of my recording last week’s podcast. The big news? An extension has been made for those who are currently … Continue reading "Your High Performance Leadership Project in a Pandemic" The post Your High Performance Leadership Project in a Pandemic appeared first on Toastmasters 101.

  • Mastering Online Meetings

    Mastering Online Meetings

    26/03/2020 Duration: 16min

    Mastering Online Meetings Toastmasters are facing a lot of challenges right now.  As we make the transition to mastering online meetings, we get to Learn how to manage a meeting platform Present projects with a remote audience Plan out our path for us to achieve our goals. Yeah, that’s not much, right? What’s even more … Continue reading "Mastering Online Meetings" The post Mastering Online Meetings appeared first on Toastmasters 101.

  • Moving My Toastmasters Meeting Online

    Moving My Toastmasters Meeting Online

    22/03/2020 Duration: 24min

    In the face of all the advice to stay home, how do we Toastmasters meet? Let’s talk about moving my Toastmasters meeting online.  Let’s talk about moving all Toastmasters meetings online! “When managing during a crisis first make sure that your people and the organization you are managing are going to be safe, then look … Continue reading "Moving My Toastmasters Meeting Online" The post Moving My Toastmasters Meeting Online appeared first on Toastmasters 101.

  • Speech Topics and Titles: Your Problem with Speeches

    Speech Topics and Titles: Your Problem with Speeches

    03/03/2020 Duration: 14min

    Today’s podcast title is Speech Topics and Titles where we’re going to talk about topics and titles for speeches.  It gets a bit meta in here sometimes. What’s your problem? I’m baking bread and I have a math problem. Let’s be a bit honest here. I always have a math problem. The only thing I’m … Continue reading "Speech Topics and Titles: Your Problem with Speeches" The post Speech Topics and Titles: Your Problem with Speeches appeared first on Toastmasters 101.

  • Education Sessions: The Big Stages at Toastmasters Events

    Education Sessions: The Big Stages at Toastmasters Events

    26/02/2020 Duration: 18min

    Education Sessions at Toastmasters conferences, education days and officer training events: do you want to take the bigger stage and speak to a larger Toastmasters audience? Education Sessions – Step Up and Step Out The districts are announcing their Annual Conferences right about now, and maybe you’ve seen some calls for presenters. Does that intimidate … Continue reading "Education Sessions: The Big Stages at Toastmasters Events" The post Education Sessions: The Big Stages at Toastmasters Events appeared first on Toastmasters 101.

  • Working Toastmasters Pathways

    Working Toastmasters Pathways

    19/02/2020 Duration: 12min

    What Order Should You Follow in Toastmasters Pathways? “What good is skipping a step on a ladder?” Toastmasters Pathways were built to be done in order, right? I saw this ladder analogy on the Official Toastmasters International Members Facebook Group this morning about a member who has completed their level 5 project – but had … Continue reading "Working Toastmasters Pathways" The post Working Toastmasters Pathways appeared first on Toastmasters 101.

  • Contest Speeches and Ice Breakers

    Contest Speeches and Ice Breakers

    12/02/2020 Duration: 10min

    Today’s episode is about contest speeches and ice breaker speeches. According to Toastmasters International, I’ve given more than 8 Ice Breaker speeches. According to the evaluations on my desk, I’ve given my contest speech 8 times in preparation for this week’s area contest. I see a connection, and it’s not in how many times I’ve … Continue reading "Contest Speeches and Ice Breakers" The post Contest Speeches and Ice Breakers appeared first on Toastmasters 101.

  • Membership Contests

    Membership Contests

    06/02/2020 Duration: 09min

    Where will you find a Toastmaster? Get new members in your club with  membership contests. I went to a story-telling conference last week and discovered that one of the other attendees is a Toastmaster.  ( Hi, Alan!) Then I met another gentleman who has been in Toastmasters in the past. You never know where you’ll … Continue reading "Membership Contests" The post Membership Contests appeared first on Toastmasters 101.

  • Toastmasters Meetings: Why you should go

    Toastmasters Meetings: Why you should go

    30/01/2020 Duration: 13min

    Oh, not another meeting.  It’s that time of year when we in the northern hemisphere know that spring is coming – months from now. We want to sink down into a warm blanket and sip something soothing and not leave until that groundhog’s prediction no longer matters. But there’s a Toastmasters meeting. Why should we go … Continue reading "Toastmasters Meetings: Why you should go" The post Toastmasters Meetings: Why you should go appeared first on Toastmasters 101.

  • Toastmasters Open Houses to Recruit New Members

    Toastmasters Open Houses to Recruit New Members

    23/01/2020 Duration: 12min

    How to run Toastmasters Open Houses Why do we have Toastmasters Open Houses? Do you know what kind of turnover you can expect in a Toastmasters club in one year? I actually did the math and you know what? Toastmasters International is probably right. INTRO Welcome to Toastmasters – where in about an hour a … Continue reading "Toastmasters Open Houses to Recruit New Members" The post Toastmasters Open Houses to Recruit New Members appeared first on Toastmasters 101.

  • Building a Storytelling Path

    Building a Storytelling Path

    15/01/2020 Duration: 12min

    Making Your Pathways Work For You If you’ve been listening to the past year’s podcasts of Toastmasters 101, you’ve heard me say that I want a good storytelling path. Sadly, it’s not in development as far as I know. When I last asked, I was told that no new paths are being worked on now. … Continue reading "Building a Storytelling Path" The post Building a Storytelling Path appeared first on Toastmasters 101.

  • Youth Leadership Program: Take Toastmasters out of the club

    Youth Leadership Program: Take Toastmasters out of the club

    08/01/2020 Duration: 12min

    Youth Leadership Program by Toastmasters – Is it time for you to take Toastmasters out of your club? There are about a zillion good reasons to become a Toastmaster. Everyone has their own reason to join. But at some point, after you’ve witnessed what our training has done for yourself and for others, do you ever … Continue reading "Youth Leadership Program: Take Toastmasters out of the club" The post Youth Leadership Program: Take Toastmasters out of the club appeared first on Toastmasters 101.

  • Toastmasters Goals: Why did you join Toastmasters?

    Toastmasters Goals: Why did you join Toastmasters?

    21/12/2019 Duration: 15min

    What are your Toastmasters goals? In the past month, I have 3 evaluators mention my posture. As a 60 year old woman, that’s a lot of notice. So I decide I need to do something about this. What does my posture have to do with Toastmasters goals and the end of the calendar year? I … Continue reading "Toastmasters Goals: Why did you join Toastmasters?" The post Toastmasters Goals: Why did you join Toastmasters? appeared first on Toastmasters 101.

  • How to Create a Speech in One Hour

    How to Create a Speech in One Hour

    13/12/2019 Duration: 11min

    How to Create a Speech in One Hour? Impossible?  Not at all. I gave 3 speeches in 20 hours last week. I’d mention the clubs by name, but that’s not ideal because – they had empty slots to let me speak. That’s not a good thing. The reason I heard for a meeting that had … Continue reading "How to Create a Speech in One Hour" The post How to Create a Speech in One Hour appeared first on Toastmasters 101.

  • Pathways Accelerator Workshop: Too Fast in Toastmasters?

    Pathways Accelerator Workshop: Too Fast in Toastmasters?

    07/12/2019 Duration: 12min

    Can you go too fast in Toastmasters?  Pathways Accelerator Workshop New Intro: Are you willing to commit an hour a week to improve your personal life and your career? Welcome to Toastmasters – where in about an hour a week, we can teach you public speaking and leadership skills. You will change your life as … Continue reading "Pathways Accelerator Workshop: Too Fast in Toastmasters?" The post Pathways Accelerator Workshop: Too Fast in Toastmasters? appeared first on Toastmasters 101.

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