The Toastmasters Video Podcast
Summary: The Official Podcast of Toastmasters International with your Hosts, Bo Bennett and Ryan Levesque
- Artist: Bo Bennett & Ryan Levesque
- Copyright: Copyright 2010, Archieboy Holdings, LLC and Toastmasters International
Internationally renowned leadership expert Robin Sharma has been named the 2011 Golden Gavel recipient at the 2011 Toastmasters International Convention at Bally?s Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada. Robin is the founder of Sharma Leadership International Inc., and the author of 11 international best-selling books on leadership including The Leader Who Had No Title and The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari. Robin joins the show to share insights into a new leadership model that he calls, ?Leadership 2.0.?
[22:05] Matt Abrahams, professor of speech communication and co-founder of Bold Echo Communications Solutions, joins the show to help listeners effectively manage speaking anxiety. The powerful solutions Matt provides are based on the latest research and are featured in the April issue of the Toastmasters magazine. Matt goes beyond merely treating the symptoms; he addresses the underlying causes.
[22:45] Colleen Plimpton, ACB is a professional writer, coach and lecturer on gardening. Colleen shares how to inject passion and pizzazz to your presentations. To learn more, read the full article, Enthusiasm! The Cure for the Common Speech, from the November 2010 issue of the Toastmaster.
Scott Berkun is a freelance writer, author of three books and public speaker for Fortune 500 companies and universities on topics related to creativity and management. Listen in as he shares tips on what to do when things go wrong while presenting.
[24:33] Chris Witt works with business leaders - CEOs, presidents, executives, owners, and senior managers - who want to speak in a way that advances their organization's success. He also works with high-level technical professionals - senior scientists, engineers, and programmers - who want to present sophisticated material in a way that non-technical audiences can understand and use. This podcast presents advice to technical presenters and summarizes Chris Witt's article Not All Ideas Are Created Equal from the September 2010 issue of the Toastmaster.
[24:10] David Brooks, 1990 World Champion of Public Speaking, presents his workshop on the Essentials of Effective Speaking. David has traveled all over the world providing these important tips every speaker should consider before making a presentation.
Pat Johnson of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, was recently chosen by 260,000 members to lead Toastmasters International in the coming year. She was elected for a one-year term at the organization?s 79th annual International Convention, held in Palm Desert, California, August 11-14, 2010. Johnson is only the fifth woman ? and the first Canadian woman ? to lead Toastmasters International.
Get to know the keynote speaker before 2010 Convention. Todd is a veteran television host, international keynote presenter and a Toastmaster. Perhaps best known for bringing audiences face to face with the world's biggest stars on E! Entertainment Television, Todd has also hosted programs on the Game Show Network. In addition, he is a certified personal life coach and founder of Todd Newton Life Strategies in Boston, Mass., which helps individuals and groups reach new levels of personal development. Listen as Todd shares his background and provides a sneak peek to his presentation in August. For more information about Todd please visit: www.toastmasters.org/2010Convention
Narges Nirumvala is a professional freelance writer and an accomplished public speaker skilled in developing and conducting persuasive presentations. She is a passionate Toastmaster who understands how to help other members energize their Toastmasters experience. Listen as Narges shares 10 tips to reignite your passion (also featured in the June 2010 issue of the Toastmaster magazine). Find out more about Narges by visiting www.nargesnirumvala.com or read her blog at myvancouverlife.wordpress.com.
[28:40] At the age of two, an unthinkable event would change Dan Caro's life forever. While in the family garage, the pilot light of a hot water heater ignited gasoline fumes and Dan sustained third degree burns to over seventy percent of his body. After being rescued by local firefighters, he was rushed to New Orleans Charity Hospital where he underwent emergency surgery. While in ICU, a Shriner from the Jerusalem Temple in New Orleans, La. contacted Dan?s parents and told them about the Shriners Hospitals for Children. Immediately, Dan was transported by medivac to the Shriners Burns Hospital in Boston, Ma. where he would undergo many reconstructive surgeries and other treatments throughout his childhood. Ultimately, as a result of the burn injuries, Dan lost his right hand, most of his left hand and is severely scarred. In the mid 1980s, reconstructive surgery that would give Dan the use of a moveable thumb was performed on his left hand. Since then, Dan has been living life to the fullest in the face of his adversity. His relentless attitude and resiliency would consistently prove that nothing is impossible; including his lifelong dream of becoming a musician. Dan, at the age of twelve, began drumming in spite of his loss of fingers. He plays by using the left thumb to grip one drum stick, with the other drum stick attached to his right wrist by a wrist band and rubber bands. With this simple device and an undying passion for music, Dan has become a very respected drummer in the New Orleans area. His unique personal style and musicianship has landed him countless gigs with some of the world?s greatest performers such as Ashish Khan, Michael Ray, Walter ?Wolfman? Washington, Karl Denson, Marshall Allen and Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey. In addition to music, Dan is an Ambassador for the Shriners of North America. He is a professional speaker who shares stories of fulfillment and achievement; A prime example of bravery and courage.
[22:35] Doreen Pendgracs has been a freelance writer, photographer, and public speaker since 1993 when she left corporate life to embark on a new career - as her own boss. She has co-authored two other books: Frommer's Newfoundland & Labrador and the Manitoba Book of Everything. Pendgracs has written dozens of articles for websites and numerous periodicals. She lives in Matlock, Manitoba.
[17:50] Bob Turel is a distinguished Toastmaster who tells us why giving constructive feedback important to Toastmasters and all people presenting themselves, why it is important to use the true 3-part "sandwich method, why the words we use in an evaluation extremely important, why and evaluation does not have to be stiff and boring, and much more.
[25:05] Sunny Marie Hackman, a storyteller and writer, tells us about a new fast-paced, exciting presentation style that is capturing the imagination of speakers all over the world.
[20:40] Dan Nainan is an American comedian of Indian and Japanese origin. Before becoming a comedian, he worked as a "demonstration engineer" and then as Strategic Relations Manager with Intel. As a senior engineer for Intel, Nainan traveled the world with CEO Andy Grove, demonstrating the latest technology on stage at high-profile events. As the audiences sometimes numbered in the thousands, or even into the millions on television, Nainan experienced tremendous stage fright. To get over the fear of public speaking, he first joined a Toastmasters group.
Linda E. Allen helps us learn to step out of our comfort zone. As a new Toastmaster, or experienced Toastmaster, expanding your skills requires moving from what is familiar to what is not.