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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.

#174: Accidental Comedian Finds His Funny – Stephan Dyer

February 01, 2021

In this episode, Greg speaks with Stephan who offers listeners an entertaining insight into his journey of becoming an accidental comedian and offers some tips and tactics they can use to add humor to their presentations and help them find their funny.

#173: Meet Our 2020 Newest and First Virtually Accredited Speaker - Mohamed Shukri

January 15, 2021

In this episode we speak with Mohamed Ali Shukri from Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain. He is Toastmasters International's newest Accredited Speaker, and the first to earn the designation virtually.

#172: Confessions of a Podcast Host – Greg Gazin & Ryan Levesque

January 01, 2021

In the first episode of 2021, Toastmasters Podcast hosts Greg Gazin and Ryan Levesque offer a few chuckles at their expense and share examples of lessons learned from their mistakes, missteps, and miscues in podcasting.

#171: Working From Home...Productively – Laura Vanderkam

December 15, 2020

Laura sheds light on the growth of the work-from-home phenomenon and provides several immediately implementable techniques and strategies to help you maximize your productivity and honor the need for balance while working from home.

#170: You Can Build Valuable Relationships Through Social Media – Victoria Salem

December 01, 2020

In this episode, Greg and Ryan speak with Victoria Salem from Paris, France about the tangible benefits of networking online and how to truly build valuable and meaningful relationships through Social Media.

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