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Toastmasters Podcast #158: Creating Interesting Podcast Content: Part 2 – Greg Gazin & Ryan Levesque

April 15, 2020

In part 2 Toastmasters Podcast hosts Greg Gazin, DTM and Ryan Levesque, ACG, ALB continue the conversation on creating interesting podcast content in their own entertaining way. This second installment of a two episode series focuses on 5 key areas to consider in creating compelling content for your podcast. Greg & Ryan offer up practical tips, examples, applications, and relevant references to previous episodes to help give you some ideas.


Toastmasters Podcast #157: Creating Interesting Podcast Content: Part 1 – Greg Gazin & Ryan Levesque

April 01, 2020

In this two-part episode, Greg and Ryan step away from the typical interview format to talk about podcasting - specifically, how you can create interesting content. With over 900,000 podcasts and 30 million episodes on Apple Podcasts alone, there’s no doubt podcasting has become mainstream. And with the introduction of Pathways, all 11 paths offer a Podcasting elective at Level 4 giving Toastmasters around the world yet another platform to practice, enhance and showcase their communication skills.


Toastmasters Podcast #156: Spinning a Failed American Idol Audition into Success – William Hung

March 25, 2020

In this episode, Hung shares with Greg and Ryan a little about his journey including where he his now, his new book - Champion by Choice, his albums, how he discovered Toastmasters, and reliving that fateful day in September 2003 when he auditioned in front of Randy Jackson, Paula Abdul and Simon Cowell in San Francisco.


Toastmasters Podcast #155: Meet the 2019 Accredited Speakers: Part 2

March 09, 2020

In the second part of this two-part series, Greg Gazin speaks with the final three of the six including: Dr. Yelena Balabanova, DTM, Seattle, WA, USA; Michael Bayer, DTM, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada; and Greg Van Borssum, DTM, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.


Toastmasters Podcast #154: Meet the 2019 Accredited Speakers: Part 1

January 30, 2020

On August 24th, 2019 at the 88th Annual Toastmasters International Convention in Denver, Colorado USA, six Toastmasters earned the Accredited Speaker (AS) designation, bringing the total number of designations awarded to-date to 87.


Toastmasters Podcast #153: Merging Medical Research and Communication Skills – Dr. Wenjing He

December 01, 2019

In this episode, Greg and Ryan speak with Dr. Wenjing He, M.D., Ph.D., a member of an elite global team of surgeons and scientists conducting cutting-edge research at the University of Alberta, in Edmonton, Canada.


Toastmasters Podcast #152: Building Meaningful Connections – Maureen Zappala, DTM

November 12, 2019

Maureen Zappala, DTM, joins us in follow-up to her June 2019 article in The Toastmaster Magazine to explore practical ways that we can benefit if we shift our mindset and those behaviors that follow from "networking" to "building meaningful connections." Maureen also distinguishes the difference between extroverts and introverts, and offers a technique to help us overcome "imposter syndrome."


Toastmasters Podcast #151: Why Emotional Intelligence Matters – Harvey Deutschendorf

October 04, 2019

It’s been said that Emotional Intelligence (EI) a.k.a EQ can sometimes be more important than IQ. In this episode, Greg and Ryan speak with EI expert, speaker and author Harvey Deutschendorf. Harvey’s article, Emotional Intelligence: The Other Kind Of Smart, was the cover story for the July 2019 issue of The Toastmaster Magazine.


Toastmasters Podcast #150: Meet the 2018 Accredited Speakers: Part 2

August 23, 2019

In Part 2 of our interviews with the 2018 Toastmasters International Accredited Speaker (AS), host Ryan Levesque speaks with the final three of the six: Maurice DiMino from Los Angeles, California, Tamara Hamilton from Reston, Virginia, and Terry Watson from Chicago, Illinois.


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