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...

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...

Selecting a Toastmasters Pathway
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Selecting a Toastmasters Pathway

Today our club mentor Shoba Rao shared with us what Pathways are and how to select a Pathway that best suits you. If you missed it, you may see the recording here.  Here is a summary:  There are now 11 Pathways Toastmasters may select:  Each Pathway has its own core competencies and emphasizes different values...

Gloria Steinem
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Gloria Steinem

Gloria Steinem, is an American feminist journalist and  writer, credited with founding the first women’s magazine “Ms.” in 1972. She is known for being a powerful spokesperson for the feminist movement in New York in the 1970s. Her famous quote was, “It takes work to make women visible and powerful in social media.” There are several obstacles...

You Get What You Negotiate
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You Get What You Negotiate

“Why do you think getting married and having kids are the only ways to be happy, especially when you are divorced and clearly our relationship isn’t going so well, is it?” That was the last conversation I had with my mom before I hung up. She tried to convince me to get married, have kids,...

Expect Less
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Expect Less

Happy early Valentine’s Day to you all! This is a day for us to express love for others, especially our significant other, if we have one. Many of us have read The 5 Love Languages, in which Gary Chapman demonstrates that most of us feel loved in 5 ways: words of affirmation, gifts, touch, act of...

Negotiation
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Negotiation

What is negotiation? It is a discussion aimed at reaching an agreement between two opposing parties. Negotiation is an art and a science. Art because it requires some abstract thoughts and deliberation before taking a decision. Like an art, a conversation evolves into a well oiled machine to speed up to maximum speed in no...

It Takes All Kinds
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It Takes All Kinds

I am working on the Toastmasters educational path, Presentation Mastery. As part of the pre-work for my speech in Level 2, I took a brief survey on communication styles. The survey confirmed what I knew already about myself: I prefer a supportive communication style. According to the Toastmasters course survey, this style is “calm, steady,...

Maya Angelou
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Maya Angelou

A civil rights activist. A poet. A writer. All the words I used just now describe perfectly the leader I am profiling today – Maya Angelou.  Maya Angelou was born in 1928 and built a career for herself in creative arts that spanned over 50 years. She was also awarded close to 50 honorary degrees...

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