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Where Leaders Are Made

Does anyone think it\\'s weird to spend reach meeting practicing speaking skills, yet the Toastmasters motto \\"Where Leaders Are Made\\" focuses more on leadership than on public speaking? Perhaps you thought it was some sort of remnant from a previous iteration of the program, or that Toastmasters is trying to be something that it\\'s not. Or maybe that it shows where we\\'re going, and we haven\\'t yet arrived. 


No, the motto is accurate. Perhaps it\\'s not visible to the person attending our club meeting, but in order to be a good speaker in Toastmasters, you need...

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Posted: Securely Speaking Toastmasters, 27 Feb 14, 19:47 by Marc Miller    Comments: 0

Leaders Are Better Speakers

As most of us know, the actual content of a message is just a small part of communication.  Don't get me wrong -- it's important, which is why we do so much via email, but we all acknowledge that there are other important things to consider:

  • Voice intonation -- for example, a sarcastic tone will negate the message we speak
  • Eye contact -- which communicates sincerity
  • Body language -- our gestures can enhance a message, and often demonstrates how important the message is to the sender of the message
But did you know that reputation...

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Posted: Securely Speaking Toastmasters, 15 Feb 14, 02:16 by Marc Miller    Comments: 0

Leadership lessons from Star Trek: Recruiting

In a regular job, people are motivated to get work done by what they get back, and they become so dependent on what they receive that the fear of losing those benefits or resources becomes incentive to continue to do something that they may not look forward to doing.  If I stop mindlessly sending email to technology partners about that it’s time to renew their subscriptions to engineering services, I could lose my job and not be able to feed my family, right? 

What about extracurricular activities?  How do you get someone to volunteer to do more work?  It’s one of the most common...

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Posted: Securely Speaking Toastmasters, 15 Feb 14, 02:09 by Marc Miller    Comments: 0


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