Tag 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

Posted in Grammy Gets It, Health and Wellness, Lynn Kelley, Toastmasters, YouTube Video | Tagged , , , , , , | 9 Comments

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

Posted in Grammy Gets It, Lynn Kelley, Toastmasters | Tagged , , , , , | 9 Comments

Fun Ways to Reduce Your Risk of Dementia – Speech for Contest

I’ve been working on a speech the past three weeks or so to compete in an upcoming Toastmasters contest. Recording myself and watching it is super helpful so I can catch any bad habits I need to work on. Slowly, … Continue reading

Posted in Health and Wellness, Lynn Kelley | Tagged , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Two-Year-Old Put Raisins Up Her Nose – Parenting Plights and Delights

There’s an old saying that goes something like this: If you tell children, “Don’t put peas in your ears, they’ll put peas in their ears.” Supposedly putting the idea in their heads makes them want to do it. We never … Continue reading

Posted in Parenting Plights and Delights | Tagged , , , , | 8 Comments

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

Posted in Health and Wellness, Speech, Toastmasters, YouTube Video | Tagged , , , , , , , | 26 Comments

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

Posted in Funny, Health and Wellness, Humor, Jokes and Pranks, Toastmasters | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 15 Comments

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

Posted in Toastmasters, YouTube Video | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 20 Comments