Have You Ever Touched An Electric Fence?


On May 18-19 2017, I attended the spectacular spring conference of District 95 of Toastmasters International in Berlin. We were more than 450 public speaking junkies from more than 17 countries. What a laugh! What learning! What goosebumps! Once again I felt the reason why I love this organization so much. One of the . . . → Read More: Have You Ever Touched An Electric Fence?

The Three Powers Of The Pause


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.

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And We Built Bridges


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


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


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