Toastcaster Communication Leadership Learning Lab
Toastcaster 56 - Spanish Train: A Journey in Vocal Variety

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]

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

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)

Toastcaster 50 - Toastmasters Location Crisis with Rich Hopkins

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.



Toastcaster 43 - Toastmasters  Videos for Education & Low Member Meetings

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.)


Toastcaster 42 - Keep your Ahs for your Doctor

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 Troy Media article..

Toastcaster 41 - Do you Golf with only a putter?

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.

Toastcaster 21 - Using DVDs for Education & Low Member Meetings

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

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.

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

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.

Toastcaster 10 - Toastmasters for the Holidays

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

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)

Ustream TV Test Video - Table Topics

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

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

Toastcaster Demo

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...