September 15, 2021
For 30 years, Dennis Chase, DTM, dreamt of making it to the Jeopardy! stage and winning—now his dream has come true. In this episode, Chase shares a bit about his journey to a 50,000 Jeopardy! payday and how his Toastmasters skills came into play both during the interview process and throughout the show’s tapings.
September 01, 2021
In this episode, Greg and Ryan speak with 2021–2022 International President Margaret Page, DTM. You'll get a chance to hear directly from our illustrious leader as she gives a peek into her past and her leadership journey, including divulging the pivotal moment in her professional career that led her to join Toastmasters.
Page shares her “3-2-1” model for getting the most out of every Toastmaster meeting and event, and spotlights examples of member leading the way during times of change. Don’t forget to read her profile in the September 2021 issue of the Toastmaster magazine to get to know our new president even better!
August 15, 2021
Professional coach and networking expert Victoria Salem shares best practices for highlighting skills and experience gained from Toastmasters on one's resume/CV and LinkedIn profile. Salem helps individuals build stronger relationships and communicate better so they can enjoy more success and create new opportunities.
Her article “Revamp Your Resume” is featured in the August 2021 issue of the Toastmaster magazine.
August 02, 2021
Globalization means we live on an increasingly shrinking planet. Whether by phone, email, Zoom, or social media, most of us interact with people from another culture on a regular basis. And it can be challenging! Fear not, if you listen to this podcast, it can get a bit easier.
Dean Foster has been speaking, writing, and consulting for more than two decades on the nature of culture and its role in society, work, and politics in a globalizing world. Foster is the founder of DFA Intercultural Global Solutions and founder and former Worldwide Director of Berlitz Cross-Cultural.
July 15, 2021
The 2020-2021 Toastmasters International President, Richard E. Peck, DTM, returns to the Toastmasters Podcast to share his experience of undertaking a virtual world tour. President Peck traveled in his armchair to clubs in more than 140 countries. In this episode, he shares stories from his visits and enlightens listeners about what he learned along the way.
July 01, 2021
Ravin Lama is one of the Toastmasters responsible for the phenomenal club growth on the island of Mauritius. Before moving to Mauritius, Lama spearheaded a club growth effort in Nepal. In this episode of the podcast, Lama shares strategies for success in building new clubs gleaned from his experiences in both countries. Listen for fresh ideas to help start or build a club in your corner of the planet and read “Chartering on a Small Island,” in the July 2021 issue of the Toastmaster.
June 15, 2021
Some individuals overcome unfathomable obstacles to achieve success. In this episode, meet Dr. Shlomo Noskow, who at 21 years old found himself without any marketable skills for employment. His dedication and determination took him from an uncertain future to becoming an emergency room doctor in New York. Despite being at the U.S. epicenter of the pandemic, Noskow's desire for continuous improvement found him joining Toastmasters during this unimaginable time. He discusses the challenges he faced in starting a career, and the steps he took to overcome the odds.
June 01, 2021
So much focus is put on the content of our speeches, presentations, or written material but the importance of the title is often forgotten. In this episode, Lesley Stephenson, DTM, explains what a good title is and why it’s important that you pay attention to it when you create your content. She'll also share some tips on how to go about creating that fitting title and things to avoid along the way.
For more title tips, Stephenson’s article, “Titles That Talk,” is featured in the April 2021 issue of the Toastmaster magazine.
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.
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.