Workshop | Humor in Speeches
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Workshop | Humor in Speeches

“He who laughs, lasts.” –Mary Pettibone Poole Can you make people laugh? No matter if you are trying to write a funny speech, win a speech contest, or just to be funnier, you will learn a lot from Ray Engam, who is a Humorous Speech District winner. He will share his learnings, wisdom, and insights...

Featured Workshop | Banish Burnout: Move from Stress to Success
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Featured Workshop | Banish Burnout: Move from Stress to Success

Banish Burnout: Move from Stress to Success. Login: https://bit.ly/30tX9pk In this workshop we will learn more about:  How to interrupt negative thoughts and convert them to positive thoughts.  How to understand our typical reactions to stress and how to reality spin them.  We will also talk about how to set healthy boundaries at home and...

Impostor Syndrome: What Is It and How Can We Overcome?
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Impostor Syndrome: What Is It and How Can We Overcome?

What an eye-opening talk about impostor syndrome by Maureen Zappala in the Pop-up workshop.  Maureen shared with us an interesting tale of her early career journey, when she had joined the NASAJet Propulsion Lab (JPL) in 1983 as an aeronautical engineer. How many of us have dreamt to be one? She started with her “first...

How to Overcome the Self-Doubt of Impostor Syndrome
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How to Overcome the Self-Doubt of Impostor Syndrome

Do people think you are smarter than you really are? Do you second-guess your abilities, despite a long history of success and accomplishments? Do you hesitate to take on new challenges because they are unfamiliar to you? If you answered yes to any of those questions, you are in the right place. Distinguished Toastmaster, Maureen Zappala, is...

Resilience
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Resilience

It was October 2020. Renee and I were preparing for an evaluation contest. We were going through one semifinal speech after another on YouTube. During the speech evaluation of Lindy MacLaine, Renee broke into tears. I could see the impact of Lindy’s speech for myself and Renee. I thought, wouldn’t it be nice to hear...

Bring Your Speech To Life!
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Bring Your Speech To Life!

When you are preparing a speech, have you experienced that you were focusing too much on carefully crafting your words and gestures that you lost the connection with yourself, your audience and your message? This is even more difficult during the pandemic that many people are experiencing “zoom fatigue.” People feel like they have to...