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Jar of Abundance
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Jar of Abundance

by Ankur Bora I like the way you connect the speech to what happened to you in life and how it influenced your life. I read the handwritten note handed to me by a fellow Toastmaster when I finished my first speech. The words filled my heart. I attached her note to my desk and...

NASA, Space Talk, And The Frontiers Ahead
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NASA, Space Talk, And The Frontiers Ahead

By Ankur Bora, IP4 Life is a wonderful place, it can offer so much. We just need to explore it. If we do, life will unfold and reward us beyond our wildest imagination. British science fiction author, inventor, and futurist, Arthur C. Clark, once said, “Sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” Many years ago,...

Little Ole Me
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Little Ole Me

By Brandi Wesley, Area 21 Director I am truly grateful for all of the leadership opportunities I’ve had this year and am looking forward to all that is to come. Earlier this year, I made a decision to be a part of an organization, knowing there were benefits to my personal and professional growth. But...

Dream Big (Goal Setting)
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Dream Big (Goal Setting)

By Bridgette Beal I must confess, I’ve never been a goal setter. I have friends who set amazing, extravagant goals and achieve them. Not me. I’m more of a work-hard-each-day-and-see-what-happens kind of person. I’ve had successes. I built two businesses but stopped short of anything really big. I was busy with my day job, my...

Community Leader Speaker Series
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Community Leader Speaker Series

by Sallie Spradlin Jett VPPR – San Angelo Toastmasters Are you looking for a strategy that may help your club grow its membership? I want to share with you an initiative our club launched this summer called the Community Leader Speaker Series. HERE’S THE BACK STORY… After I did my officer training this past spring...

Honoring  Wally Funk: An American Space Pioneer
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Honoring Wally Funk: An American Space Pioneer

by Ankur Bora Life is an endless unfolding, an endless process of self-discovery, and an endless dialogue. It is built out of the experience of humankind. One must only listen. The ingredients are there. Put them together and a beautiful story is created — or if you are a Toastmaster, a memorable speech! In 1961,...

Finish Strong, Start Inspired
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Finish Strong, Start Inspired

By Chris Raneri, District Director 2020-2021 & Ninfa Flewitt, District Director Elect 2021-2022 The finish line to your year-long marathon is in sight and is attainable. In the beginning of the year, you were asked to define your long-term goals and then to break each one down into smaller, shorter goals – the ole “eat the...

The Oldest Club in Texas Embraces Change
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The Oldest Club in Texas Embraces Change

by Katie Britt Wichita Falls Toastmasters turned 76 this year. That is 76 years of meetings exactly the same. That’s 3,952 meetings that were exactly the same. We struggled with membership retention and growth. The meetings felt stale and forced. The meeting room was located in a local church, under yellowing fluorescent lights, with bad...