Top 5 Lessons From 5 Years in Toastmasters

Today marks the 5th year anniversary of my primary Toastmasters club, All Nations Toastmasters in Anaheim, California. I have experienced exponential growth from my membership with the organization, and learned both from the people I have met as well as the education program. As I take a moment to reflect on the achievements of the past and look ahead to the victories of the future, some of the lessons drawn from this endeavor surface. Here they are, with some of my thoughts on them: Self-confidence is a skill It can be improved. When I joined Toastmasters 5 years ago, my Continue reading Top 5 Lessons From 5 Years in Toastmasters

How to increase your influence on people around you

how to have greater influence

There are probably a few people in your life who have a great influence on you, just like there are in mine. Those people could be in your family, at your workplace, in your church, or any other place or group you are affiliated with. To have an influence on someone is to be able to impact positively or negatively the decisions that person makes. For example, most people are influenced by their parents and close family. However, in general we are influenced by people we spend time with. That is why it is important to spend time with people Continue reading How to increase your influence on people around you

Lessons from Linda Brown (Executive Coach, DTM) for Area Governors

Area Governor Leadership

On August 8, 2013, Founder’s District Division A had its first council meeting led by its Governor, Dr. Diana Dee. The meeting was attended by about a dozen Division A leaders, including five Area Governors. The meeting started on time and ended at 8:00 pm on the dot in true Toastmasters fashion. The Division’s Executive Coach, Linda Brown took the 5 Area Governors in attendance through a goal setting and success planning session. Linda shared with the Area Governors her life experience and the impact she was able to make when she had the opportunity to serve as Area Governor, Continue reading Lessons from Linda Brown (Executive Coach, DTM) for Area Governors