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Week #12 – Area 82/84 International Speech and Evaluation Contest

You can probably tell that it’s contest season in Toastmasters. This is the 4th contest I’ve spoken at in the last few weeks. This time it was at an “area” contest. In Toastmasters, there are clubs, and then there are areas that have 4-5 clubs in them and then divisions that have 4-5 areas in […]

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Week #11 – Timber Talkers

I got another chance to speak at a contest. This time it was at the famous Timber Talkers Toastmasters club. They are a very well-known and strong club in the area. They were also having their International Speech and Evaluation contest. I was once again the Model Speaker. I have been using this as an […]

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Week #10 – The Unbreakable Rules of Personal Branding workshop

I went to Seattle today to give a full day workshop on “The Unbreakable Rules of Personal Branding”, hosted by Eventsbella. This is the second year in a row I’ve come up to Seattle to present for Eventsbella. Last April I came up and did a workshop on “The Unbreakable Rules of Marketing” which this […]

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The Unbreakable Rules of Marketing: Be #1 at Whatever You Do

Things to remember: Be #1 at what you do. Because whatever it is that you do, you have to do it well. If you’re in business only for money, you should get out! Do what you’re good at. It’s the best marketing you have.

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Week #9 – Clackamas Stepping Stones

I visited another Toastmasters club again this week. It’s actually been a great experience to get out and visit clubs that I didn’t get a chance to get to when I was District Governor last year. Clackamas Stepping Stones is a club that’s over 20 years old. It’s fantastic with lots of wonderful members. Including […]

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The Unbreakable Rules of Marketing: Everything is Marketing

Things to remember: Every single thing you do is marketing. Nothing you do is immune from the impression you make. Sweat the small stuff and the big stuff will follow.

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Week #8 – Wafermasters

For this week’s speech, I drove up to Camas, Washington to visit Wafermasters at WaferTech. The experience was great from the moment I walked in the door. The facility is very modern and the people very friendly. The Toastmasters group I was speaking to was a small, yet fun and lively group. I gave my […]

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Week #7 – Jantzen Toastmasters

What a fun group to visit! The only problem I see with this club is they meet at 6:30am. And I forgot to ask them why their club name was Jantzen when they weren’t located in Jantzen Beach. I figure that maybe they started there and then moved. I gave the leadership speech, “Don’t Be […]

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Week #6b – Graystone Media

I did a leadership training with the team at Graystone Media. They are an incredible group. It was a fun and interactive training. I presented “The Leadership Wheel” in which I covered 10 leadership qualities that were applicable to their team and growth. They were: Accountability Rising above the circumstances and taking ownership to achieve […]

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Week #6 – Feedbackers

Feedbackers is an advanced Toastmasters club that meets monthly. What a great concept for a club. When you speak you get three verbal evaluations. One person gives you feedback on your overall speech structure, and how well you stuck to the objectives of the speech. The other two give you input on specific criteria, like […]

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