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The Joy of discovery (of your own weaknesses!)

This past August I visited Vancouver, Canada to attend the Toastmasters International Convention. One very sunny afternoon a friend and I rented bikes and cycled around Stanley Park. As we left the park, a wonderful public sculpture caught my attention. I recognized the large group of laughing men (called A-maze-ing Laughter) as the work of

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Impromptu Rainbow Speaking – Barbara Kondilis

Do you dread having to speak on the spot? Probably yes. Can you formulate an instant and intelligent, response to a question? Probably not. Few people can. Yet, this is an incredible skill to have and a great confidence booster to develop. Toastmasters develop this skill with an activity called Table Topics. During Table Topics,

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Six lessons learnt at the World Championship of Public Speaking

As a first timer at the Toastmasters International World Championship of Public Speaking in Vancouver, Canada in August 2017, I had a feast of fantastic speakers to watch and analyze. Here are six of the many takeaways from my experience.   1. Fear, a red emotion in rainbow speaking, was a prominent subject in many of

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