Toastmasters 101

Synopsis

A podcast production of Toastmasters District 10

Episodes

  • Table Topics: Overcome Your Fear of Public Speaking

    Table Topics: Overcome Your Fear of Public Speaking

    29/07/2020 Duration: 19min

    The fear of public speaking is an insidious thing.  It grabs us when we have time to prepare our presentation, and its hold is just as strong when we don’t have time to prepare.  But so much of our communication is impromptu speaking – how do we cope with our fear of public speaking when … Continue reading "Table Topics: Overcome Your Fear of Public Speaking" The post Table Topics: Overcome Your Fear of Public Speaking appeared first on Toastmasters 101.

  • 2 Keys to Overcome Your Fear of Public Speaking

    2 Keys to Overcome Your Fear of Public Speaking

    23/07/2020 Duration: 18min

    Let’s talk about dealing with your body’s reactions to your fear of public speaking Our bodies are supposed to do what we want them to do, right?  So why do we get the shakes, feel our knees go weak, or get nauseated as we approach the podium to give a speech? My friend Joy said … Continue reading "2 Keys to Overcome Your Fear of Public Speaking" The post 2 Keys to Overcome Your Fear of Public Speaking appeared first on Toastmasters 101.

  • Overcome Your Fear of Public Speaking: Your Voice

    Overcome Your Fear of Public Speaking: Your Voice

    15/07/2020 Duration: 16min

    Last week, we talked about overcoming your fear of public speaking.  This week is part 2 – your voice.  Overcoming your fear when you think everyone can hear your fear in your voice?  This is the battle we face. It’s very hard to talk about fear.  I spent hours writing this podcast and feeling really … Continue reading "Overcome Your Fear of Public Speaking: Your Voice" The post Overcome Your Fear of Public Speaking: Your Voice appeared first on Toastmasters 101.

  • Overcome Fear of Public Speaking with Toastmasters

    Overcome Fear of Public Speaking with Toastmasters

    08/07/2020 Duration: 15min

    What’s your biggest challenge in public speaking?  Is it overcoming your fear of public speaking? Do you struggle to tell your stories?  Does the stage fright scare you off?  Are filler words filling up your speeches?  Maybe you’re lost with no idea what to give a speech about? At one point or another, we all … Continue reading "Overcome Fear of Public Speaking with Toastmasters" The post Overcome Fear of Public Speaking with Toastmasters appeared first on Toastmasters 101.

  • Toastmasters Speech Project FAIL

    Toastmasters Speech Project FAIL

    01/07/2020 Duration: 15min

    If you’ve been in Toastmasters very long, you’ve probably seen the Toastmasters speech project that went wrong.  So wrong.  Cringe-worthy bad.  The speech that makes you look at the cobweb in the corner of the room and try to avoid eye-contact with the speaker. Yeah, that speech. Here’s a small consolation:  we’ve all done it.  … Continue reading "Toastmasters Speech Project FAIL" The post Toastmasters Speech Project FAIL appeared first on Toastmasters 101.

  • Club Success Plan Meeting

    Club Success Plan Meeting

    25/06/2020 Duration: 17min

    Are you a new Toastmasters club officer?  Have you heard about the club success plan meeting? I got a message on Linked In last week from Roy Monarch, a Toastmaster from the Word Doctors club in Texas.  He asked, “Do you have a plan what we could model as we work on our first DCP … Continue reading "Club Success Plan Meeting" The post Club Success Plan Meeting appeared first on Toastmasters 101.

  • New Toastmasters and Ice Breaker Speeches

    New Toastmasters and Ice Breaker Speeches

    17/06/2020 Duration: 12min

    We’ve got a new member or two in our Toastmasters club.  They’re working through the Toastmasters education program Pathways and selected their paths.  As they get ready to give their ice breaker speeches, I’ve been asked for advice. What do you tell someone who’s getting ready to give their first speech in Toastmasters? Today, we’ll … Continue reading "New Toastmasters and Ice Breaker Speeches" The post New Toastmasters and Ice Breaker Speeches appeared first on Toastmasters 101.

  • Distinguished Club Program and New Club Awards

    Distinguished Club Program and New Club Awards

    10/06/2020 Duration: 18min

    Let’s talk about the Distinguished Club Program (DCP) and the new Toastmasters International Club Recognition Awards. How do you know that a club is serving its members well? Toastmasters International created a metric to help determine the strengths of a local club. We call it the Distinguished Club Program or DCP, because we Toastmasters love … Continue reading "Distinguished Club Program and New Club Awards" The post Distinguished Club Program and New Club Awards appeared first on Toastmasters 101.

  • Guest Packets for Your Toastmasters Clubs

    Guest Packets for Your Toastmasters Clubs

    05/06/2020 Duration: 13min

    Does your club have a guest packet for guests to help them decide to join? What persuaded you to join Toastmasters? Everyone has their own reasons. We could boil it down to a statistic: 98% of members joined because they want to learn public speaking. So all our guest packets should only address that, right? … Continue reading "Guest Packets for Your Toastmasters Clubs" The post Guest Packets for Your Toastmasters Clubs appeared first on Toastmasters 101.

  • Get Ready for Online Toastmasters Meetings

    Get Ready for Online Toastmasters Meetings

    27/05/2020 Duration: 13min

    After spending time on Pathways, taking the quizzes, reading the material, I created a presentation and practiced, so I’m ready for my online Toastmasters meetings, right? Not yet.  There are a couple of extra steps that we need to take now that we’re having online Toastmasters meetings that were easier in person.  Today on the … Continue reading "Get Ready for Online Toastmasters Meetings" The post Get Ready for Online Toastmasters Meetings appeared first on Toastmasters 101.

  • Evaluating Online Speeches in Toastmasters

    Evaluating Online Speeches in Toastmasters

    20/05/2020 Duration: 15min

    Evaluating online speeches:  how do we Toastmasters do it? Getting a new computer. For some people it’s exciting. It’s wonderful. A clean slate with speed and power.  Maybe now I can fill out evaluations on my computer and send them back to people? Moving to a new computer for me isn’t really traumatic, but it … Continue reading "Evaluating Online Speeches in Toastmasters" The post Evaluating Online Speeches in Toastmasters appeared first on Toastmasters 101.

  • Toastmasters Area Director: Is this your future?

    Toastmasters Area Director: Is this your future?

    14/05/2020 Duration: 14min

    Do you want to be a Toastmasters Area Director? Our District 10 annual meeting is this Saturday morning. While we’re there, we’ll be electing our district leaders for the year – affectionately called the Trio – District Director, Program Quality Director, and Club Growth Director. Then the division directors are elected – in District 10, … Continue reading "Toastmasters Area Director: Is this your future?" The post Toastmasters Area Director: Is this your future? appeared first on Toastmasters 101.

  • 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.

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