We often think of the role as a master of ceremonies, but it is much more than that. To be successful in the role you’ll need to pull from four different personas: the Event Planner (master organizer), the Tour Guide (gracious host), the Engaging Emcee (keeping the audience interested), and the Efficient Administrator (punctuality is pivotal). When you serve in this meeting role, you can draw on qualities from all four of these personas. You will benefit immensely from practicing and honing these diverse leadership skills.Toastmasters Magazine September 2020
Bob Turel, DTM, received a diagnosis of ALS. Learn from this article how he discovered a way to still contribute to Toastmasters meetings, even after he lost the ability to speak clearly.
Fear of public speaking is a common form of anxiety. It can range from slight nervousness to paralyzing fear and panic. Many people with this fear avoid public speaking situations altogether, or they suffer through them with shaking hands and a quavering voice. But with preparation and persistence, you can overcome your fear.Craig N. Sawchuk, Ph.D., L.P.
How can you be a better public speaker? Dr. Nick Morgan has excellent motivation for you.
Laughter, like supermarkets in this time of COVID-19, should be considered an essential business. Our mental health depends on it. Studies show laughter alleviates stress, soothes tension, relieves pain, improves your mood, boosts your immune system, resolves conflict, and just feels good.Toastmasters Magazine August 2020
A Word of the Week to the Wise The author of this article has an interesting take on the Word of the Day, and how to increase its usage in meetings and life.
To increase the word’s usage, I recommend that the grammarian spread the word to all members in advance so they can begin to use it immediately and include it, for instance, in their prepared speeches.Toastmasters Magazine, April 2017
Tips and tricks for becoming a better Table Topics speaker.Toastmasters Magazine October 2020
Find excellent suggestions on how to handle table topics. Do they worry you? Here are ideas to make them less worrisome.
Dr. Stanley Aruyaru, a member of a Kenyan Toastmasters Club, gives important and useful tips about mentoring in Toastmasters and in his career as a Surgeon in Kenya.
Do you know what everyone else is seeing when you’re on Zoom? Enjoy this humorous look at the World of Zoom. Zoom Boom
Now that Zoom has become the video-conferencing platform du jour, there are a few things we should all remember. Yes, it’s a wonderful way to stay connected during this time of social distancing, but, like all tools, we must be careful how we use it.Toastmasters Magazine, August 2020
An excellent example here of making things work for all members, regardless of their circumstances! Savoring the Sounds of Speakers
Because of this club, I didn’t have to quit Toastmasters—I have been able to continue my journey listening to and learning from my fellow members.Toastmasters Magazine, September 2020