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a timid heart

a timid heart

Toastmasters Speech delivered on Tuesday, June 5th, 2018. “A timid heart”.   A Timid Heart There are many styles of communication and as speakers we weave in and out of them depending on what we want to accomplish. Sometimes we become very direct. Our...
leading with integrity

leading with integrity

Leaders don’t create followers, they create more leaders. Tom Peters Toastmaster’s Speech: Pathways Visionary Communication Level 2 Project – Speech 1: Understanding your leadership Style   Leading with Integrity I am beginning to understand my leadership...
money can’t buy you love, but…

money can’t buy you love, but…

Speech: Prepared for Toastmasters International Delivered: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 Pathways: Level 1: Speech 3   MONEY Can’t Buy You Love, but It Can Certainly Buy You HAPPINESS   We treat money like we were in an abusive relationship. We tell everyone how hard it is...

courage

  Toastmasters Speech #6 Title: Courage Delivered on February 27, 2018   “Courage. It couldn’t come at a worst time” Gord Downie I have entered the twilight of my teaching career. At forty-five years of age, I’m four years removed from early retirement, and not...

I lost, so now what?

  I lost. And so now what? Last night I entered my first Toastmasters International speech contest and I lost. There were three other competitors, and while I held my own, I did not move on to the next round. I wasn’t even runner up! It stings a little. I won’t lie. ...

little things

  Toastmaster Speech Title: Little Things Delivered on Tuesday, February 6th, 2018 (in Bowmanville, Ontario)   We all want big things. Big houses. Big bank accounts. Big beautiful cars. The bigger, the better. But what if we’re missing something. What if the meaning...