The Three Powers Of The Pause

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One of the greatest challenges for public speakers, especially for those who are at the sunrise of their rhetorical journey, is to stay silent when they face an audience. The pause is the most powerful word in public speaking. A true paradox – I learned that audiences can hear your pauses.

A pause is . . . → Read More: The Three Powers Of The Pause

And We Built Bridges

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The motto of our Toastmasters District 59 Autumn Conference was “Building Bridges in Amsterdam”. And, yes, we built bridges. Many bridges. From 13-15 November 2015 we built bridges of insights. Bridges of laughter. Bridges of friendship. Thank you, my Dutch friends, for another conference milestone in D59 history.

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We Danced With The Angels

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It was, by far, one of the best weekends of my life. I’ll never forget how we danced with the angels from June 19 to 21 2015. And we literally danced with the angels in our amazing venue Racó dels Angels. Water, Air, Love – our rooms had the names of angels. Angel figurines . . . → Read More: We Danced With The Angels

And We Toasted With Porto

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May 15th to 17th 2015 turned out to be another milestone of communication skills, personal growth and cross-border friendship. In Porto, almost 300 Toastmasters, mainly from the South-Western European region, gathered to learn, laugh and toast with Porto.

We experienced wonderful workshops, epic evaluations and spectacular speeches. I had the impression that the competitive . . . → Read More: And We Toasted With Porto

A Blast Of Learning, Insights And Inspiration

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It was, of course, another blast! A blast of learning, insights and inspiration – our Toastmasters District 59 (South Western Europe) Fall Conference in Lyon, France from 21-23 November 2014.

The motto of the three-day conference was “Happy in Lyon” and, yes, happy we were! In the past, I’ve repeated myself so many times . . . → Read More: A Blast Of Learning, Insights And Inspiration