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 ✎ EditSign (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...

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...

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...

The H in Accountant stands for Happiness and How to Find It
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The H in Accountant stands for Happiness and How to Find It

The H in Accountant stands for Happiness. Wait a minute, how do you spell accountant? ACCOUNTANT, there is no H? That’s the point. There is no happiness in this career, as the joke goes. The stereotype is that accounting is so boring that no one would ever ask questions about what we do, maybe except...

What Motivates You?
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What Motivates You?

Why are some people motivated to conquer the most difficult tasks, while others can’t finish theirs without constant nagging?  When I attended elementary and middle schools in China, I was motivated by, “If you do this, then I will reward you with that” type of external incentives. I always thrived to get that A in...