Category: Professional Development

'Are you mad at me?': The Toastmasters art of handwritten letters

'Are you mad at me?': The Toastmasters art of handwritten letters
* As a member and the Vice President of Education of Unity Toastmasters (a community club in Toastmasters International), I am currently in the process of completing Pathways “Presentations Mastery.” I will be writing a blog series of eight posts in one month to complete Level 4.*  “Are you mad at me?” I remember being asked this twice—and the first... Read more »

Love a good story? Check out Chicagoland's 'Do Not Submit' and Toastmasters

Love a good story? Check out Chicagoland's 'Do Not Submit' and Toastmasters
When I turned 30, I asked my older brother, “Is it weird to you that I’m 30? I’m really grown now.” His response: “No, you’ve always been old. Your body just finally caught up with your brain.” I laughed about that for hours. (I’m still 5’3 so my body stopped growing taller in eighth grade. But as... Read more »

Common name conundrum: Make your website design stand out from others

Common name conundrum: Make your website design stand out from others
Imagine being born and raised as Ashton Kutcher, and then an actor named Christopher Kutcher decides to go by his middle name “Ashton.” You want to make your own website design stand out, but you know people will focus on the name. Now whenever you’re directing people to your website on social media or even... Read more »
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Why I joined Toastmasters and became the VP of Education

Why I joined Toastmasters and became the VP of Education
“What’s your story?” It’s the kind of question I’ve been interested in since I was a kid. (It’s probably the reason I preferred hanging with folks who were eligible for AARP membership when I was barely out of kindergarten. They had so much more to talk about.) My general inquisitive nature and being a sucker... Read more »