Toastcaster 85 Comminication Nuggets: Delivering Your Message - Julia Ewing

July 29, 2017

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[20:38] Julia Ewing joins Greg to share some communication nuggets with the audience focussing on delivering your message - whether it be good news, bad news or just information.  Julia hails from Saskatoon, Canada  where's she's both a community developement professional and business educator, holding an undergraduate degree in human ecology, with a masters in business.
 
Julia attended Greg's educational on Podcasting and Podcast Interviews at a recent District 99 Toastmasters Convention in Edmonton.  Her name was selected from over 60 people who were willing to offer Greg feedback on his session in exchange for  the possibility of an exclusive one-on-one opportunty to be either a guest or a co-host on an upcoming show. This is Julia's podcast debut.
 
You can reach Julia on LinkedIn.
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Toastcaster 84 Why Club Officers are like Juice Boxes- Rebecca Cuthbertson Hulst

June 30, 2017

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[19:01] Using a Juice Box as metaphor for Toastmasters Club Officers is the brainchild of Rebecca Cuthbertson Hulst, ACS, ALB. Rebecca has been a Toastmaster since Jan 2014 and just finishing her year as Area Director for District 99, D29 in Edmonton, Canada
 
Rebecca is also a Registered Collaborative Family Lawyer, a Mediator, and a lawyer for children.
 
When I stumbled across her speech "Juice Box," delivered in a form of a toast, there was no doubt that she would have to share this and tell her story behind it on our podcast. You’ll have to listen in to find out more.
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Toastcaster 83 Employer Resources for Developing Leaders - Marc Haine, DTM

May 31, 2017

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[18:41] Sometimes employers do not know or are unaware of the value of Toastmasters or any other Leadership and Communications  training for their employees. Other times they may stress the need without really explaining their full value.  
In this episode Greg speaks with Marc Haine, DTM, a former District 42 PRM, keynote speaker, corporate trainer and business consultant specializing in the Hospitality industry.
 
Marc developed resource materials that can be shared with employers to help them understand using real-world tie-ins what’s in it for everyone and why their teams should embrace training - more specifically, Toastmasters.
 
Download the free Employer Resource Materials here.
 
 
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Toastcaster 81 Demystifying Top Toastmasters Myths - Mike Raffety DTM, PID

April 30, 2017

[27:22] Mike Raffety, DTM, PID is very active on both the Official Toastmasters Facebook page and LinkedIn group answering many Toastmasters related questions. So we reached out to Mike in Chicago and asked him to give us his take on the Toastmasters Club Myths in the Toastmasters International April 2017 Leader Letter as well as a few other club, contest and speech myths he covered in a 2015 blog post at MikeRaffety.com. Even experienced Toastmasters may be surprised about some things many thought to be true, are simply not.

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Toastcaster 80 The Origin of April Fool’s Day

April 1, 2017

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[07:08] In this episode Greg tells the story of the origin of April Fool's Day. Greg was recently the Toastmaster of the Day at his home club, New Entrepreneurs and the theme was April Fool's Day.  After researching the topic, Greg perhaps over-prepared his opening remarks and although a little lengthy, they were well received by the members.

As a result, when Greg went home, he expanded on what he had said and wrote an article that was published at Troy Media. Then he decided to make a podcast of the article which is what you'll hear. Enjoy.

 

 

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Toastcaster 76 Being a District Social Media Manager - Glenda Sheard

December 4, 2016

[27:41] In this episode we speak with Glenda Sheard, DTM, Social Media Manager for District 99. While not an official Toastmasters position, her role is a critical component in attracting new members and engaging existing ones as this medium has gained widespread use. Glenda, a newly minted DTM enthusiastically shares how Social Media impacts districts and clubs and all Toastmasters, enlightening us on the importance of her role and how it works; how Districts can benefit from having a Social Media Manager and using Social Media along with some tips, tricks and examples how D99 uses these resources and how others can use them too.

Glenda Sheard DTM is a speaker, facilitator, presenter and fundraiser and lives in Sherwood Park, Alberta.

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Toastcaster 75 Doing a Personal Content Audit with Kevin Achtzener

October 31, 2016


[26:51] We accumulate all kinds of digital stuff but Visual Productivity expert and regular guest Kevin Achtzener tells us once and awhile we need to do a content audit. Even though content is King as some say and drive space is cheap these days, we need to review our digital clutter. Perhaps it's outdated, no longer relevant or represents who we are. And as Toastmasters as we progress, some of the old content no longer reflects our skill level. Kevin shares his experience and gives us tips and tricks as to what you can do with your content for yourself and your Toastmasters Club. You may be amazed that sometimes you can re-purpose it rather than delete it.



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Toastcaster 69 How Toastmasters helps Authors w/Rick Lauber

July 9, 2016

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[22:26] Rick Lauber is the Best Selling Author of Caregiver's Guide for Canadians, The Successful Caregiver’s Guide (USA) and a contributor in two Chicken Soup for the Soul books. A former Toastmaster with New Entrepreneurs in Edmonton Canada, Rick shares why he joined Toastmasters, how it helped him and how it can help budding authors. He also offers a few tips on using your Toastmaster skills to help promote your book. Rick can be reached at RickLauber.com.


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Toastcaster 65 Taking Advantage of Your Toastmaster Magazine

May 14, 2016


[07:43]  The Toastmaster Magazine is a valuable resource both in print and tablet versions. In this episode Greg gives us a little reminder as to why it's a good idea to check out either or both on a regular basis and let you in on a secret as to how the Official Toastmasters Podcast and on occasion Toastcaster get subjects for podcast interviews.

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Toastcaster 62 Lance Miller: Bad Super Bowl Interview/Dealing With Failure

February 15, 2016

[27:44]  Greg speaks with Lance Miller 2005 World Champion of Public Speaking as he shares his insights about Cam Newton's defeated attitude during a post Super Bowl 50 media interview. Lance reflects on lessons learned, dealing with defeat and adversity taking a page from his own life both in business and journey to the World Championship. Read the Post at LanceMillerSpeaks.com

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Toastcaster 56 - Spanish Train: A Journey in Vocal Variety

June 21, 2015

It's no secret that Vocal Variety can certainly enhance a speech or presentation. In this episode Greg proves that song lyrics can in fact be used to illustrate it. He uses Spanish Train, by Chris de Burgh, one of his favourite artists to do so. In fact this was speech #6 from the Toastmasters Competent Communicator Manual. If you wonder why he had to prove it, you'll need to listen to find out. (09:31) [Chris de Burgh is also famous for many other great songs, including: Lady in Red, High on Emotion, Don't Pay the Ferryman & more. I encourage you to check out his website]

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Toastcaster 55 - Sheryl Roush, Toastmasters Accredited Speaker Program & Special Event

June 8, 2015

Greg speaks with guest Sheryl Roush, PDG, DTM, AS who tells us all about the Toastmasters Accredited Speaker (AS) program. Sheryl enlightens us as to what it's all about, why you would want to become an Accredited Speaker & how to go about doing it. She also talks about a special pre-convention event in Las Vegas this August dedicated to those who want to take the AS journey and get more paid speaking engagements. Find out more at: http://www.bit.ly/acsp2015. (18:59)

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Toastcaster 50 - Toastmasters Location Crisis with Rich Hopkins

January 17, 2015

[17:02] Ever show up for a Toastmasters meeting only to find the doors locked? It recently happened to Rich Hopkins, a fellow Toastmaster, Speaker, Coach and Author.  In Toastcaster 50, Rich and Greg chat about how this can happen and how we sometimes take our locations for granted. Rich returns to Toastcaster and shares with us about a meeting that almost didn't happen and 4 key tips on what we can do to avoid a Toastmasters location crisis.



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Toastcaster 43 - Toastmasters Videos for Education & Low Member Meetings

February 18, 2014

Toastmasters DVDs & Videos can make a great in-meeting educational tool. They are also handy when you have low member attendance and or prepared speeches.  It's a great alternative to just extending Table Topics. Until 2011 Official Toastmasters Convention CDs & DVDs were produced by Bill Stephens Productions.  Some videos are now available via streaming, digital download and still some in DVD format via Toastmasters On-Demand.  

Listen to hear what one club did and how amazingly well the results were. 
(PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS THE SAME PODCAST as Toastcaster 21, which somehow became detached and did not appear on iTunes.)


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Toastcaster 42 - Keep your Ahs for your Doctor

January 2, 2014

Crutch words can hinder our communication and even make us appear unprepared or not confident. Here's a way to recognize them and help keep yourself from using them. Listen to our podcast and if you like, you can also read the article at Troy Media.

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Toastcaster 41 - Do you Golf with only a putter?

August 5, 2013

When you play Golf, chances are that you will use more than just a putter. So why is that businesses sometimes have only one message? Same goes for communicators. Some deliver the same speech regardless as to who the audience is. Sadly the results are not always as you think. LIsten to our podcast and if you like, you can also read the article at Troy Media.

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Toastcaster 21 - Using DVDs for Education & Low Member Meetings

April 19, 2009

toastcaster21pic.jpgToastmasters DVDs can make a great in-meeting educational tool. They are also handy when you have low member attendance and no prepared speeches. A great alternative to just extending Table Topics. Listen to hear what one club did and how amazingly well the results were. Official Toastmasters Convention CDs & DVDs are produced by Bill Stephens Productions

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Toastcaster 17 - The Truth Behind TLI- Toastmasters Leadership Institute

January 21, 2009

alice.jpg The Truth Behind TLI - Toastmasters Leadership Institute.  Guest - Alice Elliott, ACG. It's more than just Club Officer Training and more than just for leaders. Listen and find out.

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Toastcaster 16 - Toastcaster Turns Two, Introduces the 2 Minute Toastmaster

January 5, 2009

Snapshot2009-01-0520-13-43.jpg Today, Toastcaster turns 2 and introduces - the 2-Minute Toastmaster. The first episode inspired by Susan Jeffers' book - Feel the Fear and Do it Anyway! The 2-Minute Toastmaster will feature very quick tips and tricks for public speakers and will allow for more frequent podcasts of interest to Toastmasters to be made available.

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Toastcaster 10 - Toastmasters for the Holidays

July 3, 2008

Going on Holidays? Why not check out a Toastmasters Club. I did and here are my stories. Listen and you'll want to visit one of the 11,500 Toastmasters clubs too.

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Creating Your Future w/Craig Valentine

January 8, 2008

ce-craig.jpg It's this time of the year where we think about resolutions. Many of us break them by Jan 15th. Perhaps we may be motivated by looking at our future instead of just the next 12 months. I had an incredible conversation with 1999 World Champion Craig Valentine.Please sit back and enjoy this special presentation. (28:44)

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Ustream TV Test Video - Table Topics

September 1, 2007

Hi Everyone and Welcome to our Video Test. I recorded a live video directly from my computer's webcam. Thought I'd talk about Table Topics. Imagine the possibilities Click here: to Visit Toastcaster Video http://ustream.tv/toastcaster/videos/TgWeoxF.DCbdCYgO28Jyfw

Toastcasters #2 10JAN07 TLI/COT

January 10, 2007

Toastmasters Podcast - Special Guest Alice Elliot.

Discussion is regarding the upcoming TLI - Toastmasters Leadership Institute and Club Officer Training in Edmonton Jan 27, 2007.

Also go to www.d42.org

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Toastcaster Demo

January 4, 2007

[08;44] Inaugural Demo Podcast with Mona Cooley, DTM, District 42 Governor. Mona's Theme for 2006-2007 is:

"Lead with Purpose Communicate with Confidence"

I thought that it would be appropriate that the first one, specific for D42 should feature none other than the Rockin and Rollin’ DG herself. :)

The benefit of a podcast is that it is something that people can listen to. While we strive for face to face communication we can’t do it 24/7. And while text, manuals and e-mails can often do the job to relay information, it’s nice to have something that can bridge the gap between the written and the in person. It’s also something people can listen to while they are doing something else. For extended Toastcaster episodes, people can listen to it in their cars or iPods. ....And thus the Toastcast.

Enjoy! Greg...

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