Table Topics Contest

As you make your way to shake the hand of the Contest Chair. Don’t panic this is just practice. One does not have to solve the world problems. Hmm well maybe This is a performance. I’ve  got this. Breathe just breathe and relax. The topic is put to me and it’s like a slap in…

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Content is king

It’s been a few days. I am still reeling from those haunting words. “Who is going to love these children?” David delivered a harrowing tale of displaced children. It went straight to the heart strings. Technology may have plagued David to deliver the slides.  But this one line has such resonance. It is that simple…

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Step up and be surprised.

This week I volunteered myself to be a Test Speaker at another Toastmasters club. The purpose is to allow contestants evaluate your speech. It is these evaluations that are being contested. Oh my goodness. My nerves were off the charts. Louis my 8 year old son had no sympathy for my plight. All he could…

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What’s our goal?

Recently I have been adding some goals at work that I want to achieve.  Hopefully I get these done. I reckon I can. But how can I be so sure.  I’m sure because I set goals that are achievable. There are no outside factors to blame. For the past 6 years I have been doing…

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What’s my why?

When I stand up to speak. Something happens. I call it the fog. Out comes the stream of waffle that relates to what I have practiced, or a least written. Maybe even several versions and I have shaved content or completely re- written to get to that point where I can say ….I’m ready. Next…

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Same but different?

When I started school in 1967 New Zealand decimal currency also started. I didn’t have to learn how to convert the old currency to the new. All maths was simple. However for those that were having to change this must have had a different experience. Later on the transition from miles per gallon was handled…

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