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...

Five Things That Public Speaker Winner Lindy MacLanie Mastered
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Five Things That Public Speaker Winner Lindy MacLanie Mastered

It’s our honor to host another workshop, “How To Become an A.C.E. at Virtual Speaking,” led by Lindy MacLaine, DTM, the Second-Runner-Up in the 2020 first ever Virtual Toastmasters World Championship of Public Speaking, this Wednesday, Jan 13th, 7-8 pm PST.  I first heard about Lindy MacLaine last year. I was practicing my evaluation contest...

Five Things I Learned Writing My Gratitude Journal
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Five Things I Learned Writing My Gratitude Journal

A few months ago, I was searching for more meaning in life. I have plenty in life, but I wanted more. During that search, I took things for granted and was ungrateful for all that I have. So I tried writing a gratitude journal, like many of my self-help books suggested. I wrote five things...

Learnings From Three Public Speaking Competition Finalists
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Learnings From Three Public Speaking Competition Finalists

Last week, Women L.E.A.D. Toastmasters hosted a panel on “Mastering Communication | Learn from the Stars of Public Speaking.” All three women had their unique speaking styles. I enjoyed Luisa’s southern Texan boldness, Maureen’s engineering detail-oriented way of painting her story, and Lindy’s compassion and vulnerability on screen. After hearing our panel, here are some...

Make a Difference
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Make a Difference

What difference will my $20 make? Am I really helping someone? These doubts arise in our mind when we donate to a charity or try to help someone. Often times, many of us wonder if we are making a dent and change in somebody’s life. Every thought, every prayer, every smile makes a difference. As...

Overcome The Fear of Change
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Overcome The Fear of Change

“The only place that fear can exist is in our thoughts of the future. It is a product of our imagination, causing us to fear things that do not at present and may not ever exist.” Will Smith says in the movie, After Earth, “That is near insanity. […] Do not misunderstand me, danger is very real, but fear is a choice. We...

Managing Change
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Managing Change

“Change has a considerable psychological impact on the human mind. To the fearful it is threatening because it means that things may get worse. To the hopeful it is encouraging because things may get better. To the confident it is inspiring because the challenge exists to make things better.” – King Whitney Jr. Change is...

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