D84 Toastcast – John Morrow, DTM – Episode 19

Pathways Educational Experience

In this episode we talk with Pathways Guide, John Morrow DTM. John shares his insights on how to prepare for a successful launch of this program, how to access it and how to get started. If you have questions about Pathways and its powerful capabilities, join us in this episode.

Let’s welcome John Morrow and Pathways to our Toastmasters experience.

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D84 Toastcast – George Casey Jr. – Episode 18

In this episode we get to know George Casey Jr.

George is a true role model, his generous heart is always pointed towards service for others. As an active member and aspiring professional speaker he lives his message every day.

We talk frankly about what it takes to make the right decisions and also how to course correct when we don’t.

You will also learn:

–     How George used a life-changing question from his cousin to set his life on the course of success.

–     What is the biggest deterrent to your maximum potential? This answer may surprise you.

–     How emulating his mentor step-by-step allowed George to fully recognize the value of Toastmasters membership.

You will be inspired to take action in your life. Join us and enjoy together.

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D84 Toastcast – Beverly Lerner – Episode 17

 

You’re in luck! Because this episode will feature wisdom, laughter and honest reflection from a Toastmaster with a 30 years of experience. That’s three decades worth of insight and Toastmaster experience.

Meet Beverly Lerner, an outstanding mentor to many. A superb speaker and thoughtful evaluator for all. We laugh, learn and travel together in this beautiful and fun episode.

Join us and experience it for yourself.

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D84 Toastcast – Joe Shaw – Episode 16

 

This episode will entertain, inspire and encourage you. And most importantly it will equip you with specific strategies for success with International Speech Contest for 2018 contest cycle. My guest for this episode is Joe Shaw.

Joe is District 84 International Speech Contest Winner from 2016. He will share practical takeaways on how to prepare, rehearse and approach this amazing contest for maximum success, you will learn many pearls of wisdom such as:

  • How the lyrical quality of hip hop music can elevate your speaking skills.
  • How to craft speeches for the ears of your audience vs. the eyes of your readers.
  • How to excavate to the core of your message and construct speeches that will resonate with emotions of your audience.

You will laugh and learn. Make sure to take notes and enjoy.

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D84 Toastcast – Ted Allman – Episode 15

 

In this interview we get to know a little more about Ted Allman, he currently serves as a Division C Director in Toastmasters District 84. One of his main missions is to help sponsor new clubs in District 84.

Ted recounts stories from Toastmasters clubs started at a homeless shelter and “Give Kids the World” village. As well as other stories and lessons for our future growth as aspiring communicators and leaders.

Join us and learn together.

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D84 Toastcast – Gina Carr – 13 Pt 2

Speaking Virtually: Using Technology to Share Your Message with the World! – Gina Carr (11:39)

Part Two

  • WebinarJam Studio: screen sharing, 10 people can join you on screen
  • This is a more private platform
  • Automatically captures participants’ email addresses
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D84 Toastcast – Gina Carr – 13 Pt 1

Speaking Virtually: Using Technology to Share Your Message with the World! – Gina Carr (16:34)

Part One

Host DTM Beth Ramsay interviews tribe builder, social media guru, and author of “Klout Matters,” Gina Carr.

Old African proverb: If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.

Three major player social media platforms: Periscope, Blab and WebinarJam Studio. In part 1 of my interview with Gina, she explains how to strategically use Periscope and Blab to get your message out to the public.

  • Periscope is mobile based, you are the presenter
  • With Blab, you are the host, with “seats” for up to three people to join you. People can come and go as you give permission to come “in.” Comments are posted as well in a chat box
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D84 Toastcast – Michelle Villalobos and Rochelle Rice, AS – 12

1.  Steps to Create Your Personal Brand – Michelle Villalobos  (17:00)

2.  Heart-Centered Speaking: How to Come From the Heart Instead of Giving a Performance – Rochelle Rice (18:45)

Host DTM Beth Ramsay interviews brand strategist Michelle Villalobos, about the steps to create and monetize your personal brand.

  • Monetize and build your personal brand
  • What is a personal brand?
  • What is uniquely yours?
  • Steps:  Identity, Work and Play (lifestyle), What’s Your North Star?, Build Your Brand, Shamelessly Promote

Rochelle Rice, AS, shares how to be more authentic on stage.

  • What does your favorite games as a child have to do with speaking?
  • What gesture do you “own”?
  • Vulnerability: the fine line of being on the edge of not losing it
  • Why do you need to pay close attention of how you are breathing?
  • Stop playing it safe: go big, go large, have faith
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D84 Toastcast – Mark Gai and Fred Moore – 11

  1. International Speech Contest Semi-Finalist – Mark Gai (12:06)
  2. Are You Funny?  Humorous Speeches – Fred Moore (14:17)

Host DTM Beth Ramsay interviews Mark Gai, District 84 International Speech Semi-Finalist Mark shares what it takes to get to the International Speech stage.

  • The time, the practice, the revisions
  • Emotional and mental preparation routine before going on stage
  • Mark shares the issues with TSA Security at the airport, and issues with security at Cesar’s Palace! “I’m just speaking in the contest!”

Fred Moore shares how he creates his humorous presentations. Fred has been making people laugh for years through his stand-up routines and magic shows.

  • How do you collect your funny stories or one-liners?
  • How do you practice your funny stories on different audiences (HINT: he uses the “hammock method”)
  • Does the gender or age of your audience dictate what stories and jokes you use?
  • Can funny be taught?
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D84 Toastcast – Auction Fever – 10

Hosts DTM Ellen Little and DTM Maria Martinez talk about the following hot topics:

  • Dues and incentive programs for your club.
  • The first District 84 Auction
  • Reminder about Ads for the Spring Conference and it’s contest season.
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