Humor: Expecting What You Were Not Expecting
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Humor: Expecting What You Were Not Expecting

“Jack (pronounced yaack) do you have a spare tire?” that was the beginning of a great speech presented by the second place winner of the 2019 World Championship of Public Speaking, Luisa Montalvo. She hosted a humor 101 workshop for Women L.E.A.D. Toastmasters members. What a grand entry? Everybody was bewitched by her usage of...

Reflect On My Path
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Reflect On My Path

This speech is written to reflect on my growth during the completion of an entire Dynamic Leadership Toastmasters Learning pathway. The purpose of the speech (see page 55) is for me to share some aspect of his or her growth during the completion of a path in 10-12 minutes.  Here’s my speech:   14 speeches and...

My International Women’s Day Celebration
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My International Women’s Day Celebration

Currently I am working on the Persuasive Influence Pathway. This path helps you build your skills as an innovative communicator and leader. My current project is Research and Present. This project addresses strategies for selecting a topic, suggestions for research and methods for producing a well-organized speech. Since my speech was on the last of...

Choose to Challenge Everyday
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Choose to Challenge Everyday

Last Tuesday, a man attacked an Asian American woman in broad daylight near New York Times Square. The attack was captured on video from the lobby of a nearby apartment building. As the man kicked the woman down and yelled at her “you don’t belong here,” three men in the lobby stood by and made...

Lead in Any Situation
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Lead in Any Situation

Currently, I’m working on the Dynamic Leadership Pathway Education Program. This project focuses on leadership and recognizing the need to adapt our style based on the situation and the people we lead. The purpose of this project is to apply the skills needed to successfully lead in a volunteer or other organization. This project’s description...

Change is a Constant
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Change is a Constant

At Toastmasters, we take advantage of Pathways educational program to build our public speaking skills. I’m currently on the Dynamic Leadership pathway, level 4, project 1, “Manage Change.” This project focuses on how to plan for change, develop a communication plan, and identify obstacles to success. The purpose of this project is to practice developing...

Backyard Chickens
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Backyard Chickens

Let’s be honest it’s hard to come up with ideas for your speeches. You want something that’s personal but also interesting. When I needed to write and give my research project for my level 1 pathway I was unsure of what to do. So I thought about what I love and what I was interested...