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Toastcaster 14 Striving for the World Championship Pt. 2

Toastcaster 14 Striving for the World Championship Pt. 2

October 16, 2008

martin2.jpgMartin Presse Interview Part 2.  Martin offers advice for all Toastmasters on Contests and how competing elevates your abilities.  Martin talks about using imagery, the importance of visualizing, why he set new goals and overcoming the the hurdles of not believing in yourself and more...  (photo: Martin with his Region IV 1st place trophy)

Toastcaster 13 Striving for the World Championship Pt. 1

Toastcaster 13 Striving for the World Championship Pt. 1

September 29, 2008

martin1.jpg  Photo of Martin Presse, From District 42 after Winning the Region IV International Speech Contest in Rapid City South Dakota.

Martin Speaks to Karen Tober, Editor Prairie Horizons about his experience as one of the 10 finalists at the International Speech Contest, held in Calgary, Alberta Canada, Aug 2008.   Part 1 of 2.  Produced by Greg Gazin

Toastcaster 12 Avoid the Dues Blues

Toastcaster 12 Avoid the Dues Blues

September 4, 2008

Toastcaster QuickTip  April/October is not too far away and here's how your club can avoid the dues blues

- Toastmasters Semi Annual Dues Deadline April 1 & Oct 1     - Get Dues in Early    - Offer Annual Payment/ Discounts/ Incentives for early payment - Create Fee Structure list customized or your club - Don’t wait for all payments, submit at least 8.

Toastcaster 11 -Talkshoe Episode

Toastcaster 11 -Talkshoe Episode

July 15, 2008

Powered by TalkShoehttp://www.talkshoe.com/talkshoe/web/tscmd/tc/12640    

Greg Gazin from Toastcaster.com, District 42 Alberta Canada  Judd Spitzer, Toastcast.org, District 47 in Florida, Team up to talk to you about some of the new things you can find at the Toastmasters International Website.  Live Wed July 16. 7PM MT 9PM ET.  Click on the link. or read on...If you are interested, I'm trying something new and impromptu with the webmaster from D47 in Florida. It's a live broadcast using a service where up to 1000 people can participate by phone, computer or skype. You can listen, talk, textchat or participate. It's nothing fancy or formal, we're just going to be talking about TI web site.. Its more for the experiment with the technology. Regards, Greg. PS. It will be recorded and posted.

Scheduled Time:  Date: Wed, July 16, 2008  Time: 09:00 PM EDT    How to participate:

Call in:  Dial: (724) 444-7444 Enter: 12640 # (Call ID) Enter: 1 # or your PIN

Join from your computer:    Click here to join the call or just listen along (Optional) Become a TalkShoe member

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Why Attend a Conference or Convention Anyway?

Why Attend a Conference or Convention Anyway?

March 12, 2008

P6221681_2a.jpg If you've never attended a Toastmasters conference or convention, you don't know what you've missed until you attend your first one - then you're hooked. Why listen to me when you can hear from attendees themselves. Our Guests on today's Toastcast: Ganga Dekka, Colt Discovery, just attended his first. Alex Neilson, New Entrepreneurs Toastmasters, attended 2, and the Idea Man himself, Bob Hooey Accredited Speaker and Past District Governor, who really can't remember how many he attended.   When you're done, make sure you also listen to Volume 8 - the D42 Spring Convention. Listen and Enjoy [Vol#9]

D42  2008 Spring Convention - Edmonton

D42 2008 Spring Convention - Edmonton

March 11, 2008

If you've never been to a Conference or Convention you don't know what you're missing. Get a sneak-peak and hear all about the D42 2008 Spring Convention to be held May 2-4 in Edmonton, as we chat with Toastmaster and Convention PR chair Kerrianne Koehler-Munro. [Toastcaster #8].   Watch for Volume 9 coming soon, where you will hear from a first timer a third timer and a 60th time conference attendee and get their take on what Conferences & Conventions are all about!

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)

Toastcaster Celebrates 1st Birthday

Toastcaster Celebrates 1st Birthday

January 5, 2008

Toastcaster Celebrates 1st Birthday. It was Jan 4, 2007 that the Toastcast was conceived - originally a High Performance Leadership Project as I worked towards my DTM, Distinguished Toastmaster designation. ( Volume 7A). Thanks for the feedback, support and of course for watching and listening. (2:55)

District 42 Gets Distinguished & What It Means!

District 42 Gets Distinguished & What It Means!

October 22, 2007

mona.jpg District 42 Distinguished in 2007

Interview with Immediate Past District Governor Mona Cooley, DTM

• Mona Cooley, Larry Verbitsky, Joan McAulay accept the Award

• Congratulates the Team and Members • What is a Distinguished District? What are the Numbers?

• What does it mean to the Clubs and Members? • A Toastmasters District is like a corporation of 4000

• How Mona sees Toastmasters – more than just Public Speaking

• From Reluctance to Leadership

• Final Words of Wisdom   time: 17:17

Weave Way to Web -

Weave Way to Web -

September 30, 2007

We want to encourage every Toastmasters Club in District 42 to have a website - or at least a web page. Grand Prizes for Best Original Website are a 2 Minute Promotional Video Courtesy of Revovideo.Com and a Digital Video Camera for your club, courtesy of Canon Canada. In the secondary category, the Best FREETOASTHOST website will also receive a Canon Digital Video camera. Visit D42 website for details.

Watch Now:
Toastmasters Sample PR Video

Toastmasters Sample PR Video

September 11, 2007

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to the Weave your Way to the Web Promotion. Here is a sample promotional video for the New Entrepreneurs Toastmasters Club.

Video is courtesy Joe  MacKay of Revovideo.com

Watch Now:
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...