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Toastmasters Podcast #149: Meet the 2018 Accredited Speakers: Part 1

August 14, 2019

On August 25th, 2018, at the 87th Annual Toastmasters International Convention in Chicago, Illinois, United States, six Toastmasters earned the renowned Accredited Speaker (AS) designation. A record 24 applicants vied for the designation, and the six new Accredited Speakers bring the total number awarded to-date to 81.

Toastmasters Podcast #148: Handbook for Building & Sustaining Vibrant Toastmaster Programs in Corporations

July 31, 2019

In this extended interview, Greg and Ryan speak with Pat Johnson, DTM PIP about her new step-by-step handbook of the same name. Pat offers a deep dive into the subject which suggests alternative ways Toastmasters can work within the corporate world.

Toastmasters Podcast #147: Four Habits Yoga and Public Speaking Have in Common — Christine Clapp, DTM

Oct 31, 2018

There’s a strong link between yoga and public speaking, according to Christine Clapp, DTM. Listen as she enlightens us about an epiphany she had and whether you’re into yoga or not and on how connecting the two can offer great insights into helping you become a better speaker.

Toastmasters Podcast #146: Catching Up With Our 2019 International President, Lark Doley, DTM

Oct 31, 2018

A Toastmasters for 25 years, Lark Doley, DTM, of Jonestown, Texas has held a number of high-profile leadership positions within Toastmasters, including her current role as International President. Doley shares how she was first introduced to Toastmasters and her attraction to the Toastmasters Leadership track. She also tells us about her unique lighthouse home, her progress this year as President, including the Wow!Factor Project and enlightens us with her story behind her infatuation with “gold."

Toastmasters Podcast #145: Stuart Pink—Creative Leadership

Oct 31, 2018

What does creativity have to do with leadership? How can leaders utilize leadership, and encourage it among their teams? Stuart Pink, CC, CL joins the show to explore these questions and more. Pink is a keynote speaker and coach on creativity who earned third place in the 2012 Toastmasters World Championship of Public Speaking®. He is also the author of Brainarium: Exercise Your Creativity.

Toastmasters Podcast #144: Accredited Speaker Program Has Come a Long Way — Bob Hooey, PDG, AS

Oct 31, 2018

Toastmasters' Accredited Speaker (AS) program has come a long way since its humble beginnings in 1981. In this episode, Greg speaks with Bob Hooey, who achieved his AS designation in 1998, long before podcast was even a word.

Toastmasters Podcast #143: Ramona J. Smith—2018 World Champion of Public Speaking

Oct 31, 2018

On Saturday August 25, 2018, Ramona J. Smith of Houston, Texas, U.S.A, District 56, became the 2018 World Champion of Public Speaking. Her contest speech, "Still Standing" was delivered to an audience of nearly 2,000 people from around the world during the finals of the Toastmasters International Speech Contest in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.

Toastmasters Podcast #142: 2018 International Convention Preview (Part II)

by Ryan Levesque | Aug 21, 2018

In this second of a two part series, Ryan and Greg speak with four of the presenters who will grace the stage at the 2018 International Convention, August 22–25, in Chicago, Illinois.

Toastmasters Podcast #141: Meet Keith Ferrazzi—2018 Golden Gavel Recipient

by Greg Gazin | Aug 21, 2018

Toastmasters’ most prestigious award is the Golden Gavel. Since 1959, the award has been given annually to an individual distinguished in the fields of communication and leadership.

Toastmasters Podcast #140: International Convention Attendees Share Their Stories

by Greg Gazin | Aug 15, 2018

In this episode, Greg speaks with the attendees from the floor at the 2017 International Convention in Vancouver. You'll learn about who they are, where they come from, their experiences, takeaways and their favorite highlights of the convention.

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