Workshop | Why Toastmasters?
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Workshop | Why Toastmasters?

We often join Toastmasters to get over the fear of public speaking at work or a wedding. After we join, we struggle to find time and motivation to put speeches together that’s not as relevant to our day job or a special event. This workshop will specifically share why story telling is important for our...

Featured Workshop | Vocal Variety
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Featured Workshop | Vocal Variety

Vocal variety is key to expressiveness, and expressiveness is essential for a speaker. A significant component of vocal variety is how you emphasize what you say. You have various tools to affect this, including volume, pitch, pace, pause, and emotion. They can be used to build tension or add impact. Join this featured workshop to learn more about...

Workshop | Which Toastmasters Pathways Should I Choose?
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Workshop | Which Toastmasters Pathways Should I Choose?

Many of us use Toastmasters Pathways to keep track of our progress. Toastmasters Pathways learning experience is an exciting, flexible and interactive way to develop your skills and help others in your club develop theirs. Pathways helps you learn communication and leadership skills that you need to succeed. It gives you: The opportunity to build ...

Workshop | How to Be an Effective Mentor?
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Workshop | How to Be an Effective Mentor?

We did a previous workshop on “How to Get the Most out of a Mentorship.” This workshop will specifically focus on how to be an effective mentor. At Women L.E.A.D. Toastmasters club, each paying member has an assigned mentor. Is your mentor being effective? Is he/she helping you identify your weakness and strength? What if...

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...

Emotional Intelligence, the Ultimate Means of Exhibiting Empathy
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Emotional Intelligence, the Ultimate Means of Exhibiting Empathy

During our meeting on Wednesday, the theme was about Emotional Intelligence (EI).  EI is the act of recognizing your own emotion and those of others, discerning the differences, and labelling them appropriately in a given situation.  Using such  knowledge to the advantage of the individual is crucial to success in office and home environments. Women...

Developing Empathy
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Developing Empathy

A few years ago, I was having my “walking” 1-on-1 with my mentor at my office parking lot. As  we were walking and I was busy explaining the project issues and bottlenecks, we heard a loud honk behind us. We stopped and turned around to look at the driver when he rolled down his window...

How to A.C.E. Your Speech
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How to A.C.E. Your Speech

Last week, Lindy MacLaine, the Second-Runner-Up in the 2020 first ever Virtual Toastmasters World Championship of Public Speaking, gave us a great workshop on “How To Become an A.C.E. at Virtual Speaking.”  Take a look at the recording here:  I learned a lot from her one hour workshop. “A.C.E.” stands for Authenticity, Cameras dos and...