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Going The Extra Mile


Storytelling Project 2: let’s get personal This project was not to be scripted but here is the outline I practiced with. Let’s go back to 1988 when NYC was gripping with a tug boat strike. 1. Everything crossed the Hudson… (READ MORE)

Farmer Joe

My storytelling speech, a fictional Folk Tale about Farmer Joe. Back in my door to door salesman days l met an awful lot of very interesting people and encountered many unique circumstances. Many of you may remember my encounter with… (READ MORE)

Toastmasters’ Club Officer Roles


Each of the officers in a Toastmasters club has certain responsibilities to fulfill in supporting the club and its members. There are several officer positions within each Toastmasters club, both to spread the workload fairly and to expand the leadership… (READ MORE)

Evaluate to Motivate

A constructive evaluation can be a motivational process for both receiver and giver, whether at work or play. The steps below are tailored to a speaker giving a speech but can be adapted to most circumstances. Provide an encouraging and… (READ MORE)

My Ice Breaker Speech

Are You “Generation Jones?” Generation Jones is a term recently coined for the generation born between 1954 and 1965. As a generation raised in the shadow of the older baby boomers, and foreshadowed by a younger generation X, some of us… (READ MORE)

Meeting Survey

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Why Toastmasters?

If someone asked me; “Why do you go to Toastmasters?” I would answer: we discover things we didn’t know about ourselves and they turn out to be things that could use some improving. Public Speaking obviously, it is amazing how… (READ MORE)

Income Forecasting


Income projection model using MS Excel for a rental property. An ideal way to judge the accuracy of a forecast is to compare it to actual data, as time progresses. In a real life scenario this also allows for corrective… (READ MORE)

The Tumultuous 1990’s


For me the 1990′s were very tumultuous, but in the end, because of my fortitude, it was a successful decade. I ultimately navigated through several life changing events. First, we were blessed with the care of an angel from heaven, our daughter,… (READ MORE)