Category Toastmasters

Hide the Art (especially Toastmasters)

Toastmasters is a wonderful organisation for anybody who wishes to improve their ability to speak with impact. However, there is something that has often challenged me with the “best” toastmaster speeches. They are very clearly the work of someone who has worked very, very, very hard on the words, gestures and voice that they use […]

7 Typical Challenges of Weak Communicators

7 Challenges of Weak Communciators These are 7 challenges that can be overcome if you take the time to improve your communication skills.  Some have very quick fixes, others require considerable practice to turn into strengths. I lose people’s attention easily People agree, but then do nothing People avoid my phone calls (… at least […]

The Most Important Lesson of Toastmasters

In 1910 two adventurers, Scott and Amundsen, were on a race to the last unexplored point on the planet, the south pole. Scott was the hero of the British Empire: older, more experienced and with lots of resources at his disposal. Amundsen was the hero of Norway. They both arrived at the shores of the […]

Three Examples of Ice-Breaker Speeches

“Tell me about yourself?” How do you respond to this most simple of questions? This is the question that starts many friendships, job interviews, professional relationships and team experiences. However, in many cases… the way that we answer ruins the possibility of creating something great.  How do you answer this question? Andrew Dlugan provides an […]

Going Mad Wanna Come?

Perspectives on a Life in Progress of Being Lived

Centrifugal Performer

By Milica Ilic

Manner of Speaking

"All the great speakers were bad speakers at first." — Ralph W. Emerson

breath2x2

breathing made easy

Anna S. E. Lundberg

Coach, trainer, mentor