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Parramatta’s 50th – The View From The Stage

When you’re MC of a big night, you get to see things from a totally different angle. When I first got on stage an hour before the meeting started, just to get used to the space as all speakers should, … Continue reading

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Vice President Education – an all-round role

If you want the busiest but perhaps the most rewarding Executive role at Parramatta Toastmasters, the VPE role is for you. In an earlier blog, I explained what I’d learnt at the end of my first month. At that time, … Continue reading

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Murder at the Juice Joint – A Night Of Murder, Mayhem, and Mastery Of Public Speaking?

As William Shakespeare once said “All the world’s a stage, and all men and women merely players”. While many of us may remember the “Murder at the Juice Joint”, on 17 March 2016, as a night of fun and great … Continue reading

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Why I keep coming

In this modern world of speed, instantaneous achievement and quick fixes, the idea of working at a craft, persisting with a task and perfecting a skill is sometimes lost. But not at Toastmasters and that is why I keep coming. … Continue reading

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Why do people join Toastmasters?

Cast your mind back to when you first came to a Toastmaster meeting or attended Speechcraft and remind yourself what it was like. For me, when I first attended Speechcraft, I recall saying to myself, “What am I doing here, … Continue reading

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Speaking with Clarity

One of the difficulties I experience at times is trying to be clear in my communication. I often find that, in my head, everything I want to communicate is easy to understand and organised, with a good logical flow from … Continue reading

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I’ve got another plan, this time it will work

Do you make plans and then change them? The meeting theme “I’ve got another plan, this time it will work” turned out to be particularly appropriate for our 16 July 2015 meeting. This was to be our Table Topics Contest. … Continue reading

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