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Toastmasters Podcast #181: Clear Communication Critical to Conquer COVID—Michael Osur, DTM

May 15, 2021

Michael Osur, DTM, is director and chief health strategist of the Riverside County Department of Public Health in California and a former Toastmasters International Director. Osur shares the challenges his department faced over the past several months, and how skills learned in Toastmasters equip him to lead, serve, and communicate every single day. To learn more, read the Toastmaster magazine May 2021 online exclusive Q&A with Osur.


Toastmasters Podcast #180: Comedian Masters Hybrid Meetings – Markus Seppälä

May 01, 2021

In this episode, Greg and Ryan speak with Markus Seppälä, a TEDx speaker, event host, and stand-up comedian who has become an expert in hybrid meetings—a combination of live and online. Learn a little about Seppälä and what motivated him to dive so deeply into evolving meeting formats and his ongoing creation of YouTube videos on the subject. He shares some hybrid meeting tips and resources along with best practices including, what works and what doesn’t, do’s and don’ts, and the gear you might need.


Toastmasters Podcast #179: Finding Healing Through Service & Leadership - David Jones

April 15, 2021

David Jones, DTM, shares the emotional story of losing his wife in a tragic car crash, and how that experience inspired him to serve others. Jones began a journey of service, in tribute to his late wife, starting with speaking to those recently arrested for driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol. Eventually, he joined both Toastmasters International and Rotary International, and he's now continuing his wife's legacy working on a charitable project in Uganda that ties together his Toastmasters and Rotarian connections.


Toastmasters Podcast #178: Stage Fright: A Psychologist’s Perspective - Kristen Hamling, Ph.D.

April 01, 2021

This episode features Kristen Hamling, Ph.D., a trauma and positive psychologist, experienced Toastmaster, and presenter from Whanganui, New Zealand. Last year, Hamling found herself seized by performance anxiety during an online presentation. On this episode, she shares the experience and explores the psychological dimensions of stage fright and the tools for managing it effectively.

Read her article, “Scared of Public Speaking?” in the April 2021 issue of the Toastmaster.


Toastmasters Podcast #177: Vital Communication Skills for Entrepreneurs—Lynne Beverly Strang, DTM

March 15, 2021

Which communication skills are vital for those looking to launch or run an entrepreneurial venture or small business? Lynne B. Strang, DTM, joins the show to answer that question. Strang is a freelance writer who helps business owners meet their marketing and communications goals. She is also the author of the article “Micro Business, Macro Results,” which can be found in the March 2021 issue of the Toastmaster magazine.


Toastmasters Podcast #176: Brushing Up On A Foreign Language—Carol Bausor

March 01, 2021

On this episode, the hosts and guest Carol Bausor explore how to increase proficiency in a foreign language. Bausor is the founder of ILTC, a language training company in France. She teaches and runs workshops and events on feeling confident when speaking a foreign language. Bausor shares plenty of tips and ideas, including some counterintuitive advice that just may have you approaching fluency sooner than you think!


#175: Becoming an A.C.E. at Virtual Speaking – Lindy MacLaine

February 15, 2021

In this episode, hosts Greg and Ryan speak with Lindy MacLaine, second runner-up at the first ever Toastmasters International Virtual World Championship of Public Speaking.


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