Category Archives: Toastmasters

District 12 International Speech Contest – Part 1 – What a Grandastic Adventure!

Grand and fantastic is how I describe my experience as a competitor in the Toastmasters District 12 International Speech Contest in Temecula on May 12, 2018. No, I didn’t win. Didn’t even place, but I did my best. I didn’t … Continue reading

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Becoming a Public Speaker – Say What?

Public speaking? Me? Are you kidding? Almost four years ago I joined Toastmasters International to get over my fear of public speaking. Here’s a post about my first prepared speech: Stepping Out of the Zone – My Toastmasters Ice Breaker … Continue reading

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Benefits of Learning to Juggle

  When I discovered all the benefits of learning to juggle, I had to give it a try and I’m so glad I did. It’s great fun and feels wonderful to conquer each baby step along the way. I’m in … Continue reading

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How Sharp Are Your Senses?

My Monster Moon Mysteries series coauthor, Kathryn Sant (our pseudonym is BBH McChiller), wrote an interesting post on our Emblazon authors’ site yesterday. It’s all about the senses and quite fascinating. Check it out: It Makes Sense to Use All … Continue reading

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Laugh and Live Longer

Welcome to Health and Wellness Wednesday. Perhaps you’ve heard the saying, “Laughter is the best medicine,” but do you know how important laughter actually is to your well-being? My fourth Toastmasters speech is about laughter. Here’s the video, but for … Continue reading

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Stepping Out of the Zone – My Toastmasters Ice Breaker Speech!

So many changes are taking place in my life. One of those changes: I joined Toastmasters International. I have a severe fear of speaking in public, but this is a fear I must overcome to reach my goals as a … Continue reading

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