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Podcast, Speakcast & Talkcast designed for Toastmasters and those wishing to improve their Public Speaking, Communication, Confidence & Leadership Skills

Podcast, Speakcast & Talkcast designed for Toastmasters and those wishing to improve their Public Speaking, Communication, Confidence & Leadership Skills
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Podcast, Speakcast & Talkcast designed for Toastmasters and those wishing to improve their Public Speaking, Communication, Confidence & Leadership Skills

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Episodes

Toastcaster 100: Humble Beginnings & Lessons Learned Over 100 Episodes

8/15/2018
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[28:46] In the 100th episode of Toastcaster, we have a look back to our humble beginnings; some discoveries and lessons learned over 100 episodes. We also invite back Mona Cooley, Founder, Cool Family Solutions, Past Toastmasters District 42 Governor from Calgary, AB and first guest for the inaugural episode 1 recorded back in 2006 when podcasting was in its infancy and its technology still crude. We hear how the podcast started as a High Performance Leadership Project (HPL) for...

Duration:00:28:45

Toastcaster 99 About Corey OutSMARTs the Butterflies - Greg Gazin

8/1/2018
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[31:08] In this episode we see a little switch as host Greg Gazin takes the other side of the mic and interviewed by guest host Ryan Levesque co-host of the Toastmasters Podcast. Motivated by reading the book, Ryan takes the host chair and gets Greg to come clean to finally speak in detail about his 1 book, Corey OutSMARTs the Butterflies. Greg shares with Ryan a little about what his book is about and how he stumbled upon the idea and what and who inspired him to take on the project...

Duration:00:31:08

Toastcaster 98 Financial Literacy Leadership in Her Community - Natalie Torres-Haddad

7/22/2018
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[23:41] In this episode Greg speaks with Natalie Torres-Haddad who has become a voice for Latino millennials. She first found her niche in her community and is now expanding her reach around the world advocating for financial literacy and to uplift those feeling overwhelmed by debt. Natalie, a.k.a The Financially Savvy Latina, shares a little of her journey, offering tips on taking on leadership within your community. She also gives us an insight on her unexpected TEDx talk experience...

Duration:00:23:40

Toastcaster 97 Memory Techniques to Remember Just About Anything - Kevin Achtzener

7/1/2018
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[25:07] We’re so busy and bombarded with information that it’s sometimes so hard to remember even the simplest things let alone details. In this episode, Greg speaks with Toastcaster regular Kevin Achtzener, DTM, a self-proclaimed Future Memory Expert who shares techniques for better recall. Kevin’s obsession for remembering things and these techniques have helped him not only memorize a shuffled deck of cards in five minutes but also creative methods to recall large numbers – like part...

Duration:00:25:06

Toastcaster 96 Developing Yourself Through Mastermind Groups – Dave Rodwell, DTM

6/9/2018
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[25:44] Being part of a Mastermind Group can be a great way to develop skills, learn new things or simply be a great place for like-minded people to get together and share ideas. In this episode, Greg speaks with Dave Rodwell. Dave shares his experience in creating and being a part of two Mastermind groups; what he learned from the process and how it helped him speed up the development of his business and speaking career. He also offers some tips on creating a successful group, what to...

Duration:00:25:44

Toastcaster 95 Presentation Too Long? Build it Like LEGO - Freddi Dogterom DTM AS

5/2/2018
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[30:59] Presentations and speeches way to long? Too short? In this episode Greg speaks with Freddi Dogterom DTM, AS from Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada who offers up some serious lessons on crafting your speech or presentation. She also shares insights and practical takeaways on the perils, pain and passion of editing, in particular when timing is of the essence - one way, building your speech like LEGO. Freddi is a Distinguished Toastmaster, Accredited Speaker (AS) and professional...

Duration:00:30:59

Toastcaster 94 Locking Down Your Precious Data

4/2/2018
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[10:38] We keep our computers on lockdown, encrypt our data and secure them from prying eyes and online predators. But what about our backups and those external drives? Our data is so valuable; we dedicate this episode and look at diskAshur, an innovative hardware solution created by UK-based iStorage. It features PIN-authenticated and hardware-encrypted hard drive to help you lock down your precious data. And this is no April Fool’s Joke. You can find iStorage diskAshur at

Duration:00:10:37

Toastcaster 93 Speaking Up without Freaking Out - Matt Abrahams

3/14/2018
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[28:08] In this episode Greg Gazin speaks with communications expert Matt Abrahams who shares six of his many techniques to calm presentation jitters and a whole lot more. Matt is an educator and coach who teaches Strategic Communication for Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business and Presentation Skills for Stanford’s Continuing Studies Program. He’s also co-founder of coaching consulting practice Bold Echo Communication Solutions where he helps presenters at all levels of an...

Duration:00:28:08

Toastcaster 92 Benefits of Visiting Service Organizations on Your Travels - Garfield Hiscock

3/1/2018
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[23:13] In this episode Greg speaks with Garfield Hiscock from Edmonton, Canada who shares his insights and motivations and how he’s clocked in over 100 visits to service organizations like Chambers of Commerce and Toastmasters clubs outside his hometown. It seems for years Hiscock found himself “out-of-town” for both work and play. His time away from home led him to search for, as he called them, “pseudo families” wherever he went; his solution was to seek out various service...

Duration:00:23:13

Toastcaster 88 Impromptu Speaking & Winning a Table Topics Competition - Blaine Zuk

12/1/2017
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[22:32] Impromptu speaking is a great skill to have and you never know where it can be useful. In Toastmasters the practice of this type of speaking is called Table Topics. In this episode we speak with Blaine Zuk, ACG, ALB , who took home top honours at the District 99 Table Topics Contest held recently in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada. Zuk, a nine-year member of Dawnbreakers Toastmasters in Edmonton, has MBA and PMP designations and is a Project Manager and Change Manager in the...

Duration:00:22:32

Toastcaster 87 Looking for real Donald Trump quotes? How about 10,000?

10/15/2017
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[07:33] In this episode, Greg talks about and shares a really cool resource for those looking to find quotes and other materials by or about Donald Trump that are not “Fake News.” Whether you are looking for speech material or quotes to use, this free currated on-line resource of 10,000+ entries allows people to search by keyword, subject or suggested categories. This podcast is based on Greg’s recent Gadget Guy article written for Canoe Tech Blog on the subject and links directly to the...

Duration:00:07:33

Toastcaster 86 Mastering Skills through Creating On-Line Courses - Dr. Bo Bennett, DTM

9/18/2017
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[20:46] In this episode, Greg speaks with Dr. Bo Bennett. Bo is a successful entrepreneur, author, podcaster, instructor and Doctor of Philosophy. Many of you may already know Bo as the creator of FreeToastHost, founder of e-bookIt and founding co-host of the Toastmasters Podcast. Bo and Greg talk about on-line courses, but not just about taking them, but creating them and getting them up on-line. Bo talks about the skills needed to create them and how these skills, like Toastmasters...

Duration:00:20:45

Toastcaster 85 Comminication Nuggets: Delivering Your Message - Julia Ewing

7/29/2017
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[20:38] Julia Ewing joins Greg to share some communication nuggets with the audience focussing on delivering your message - whether it be good news, bad news or just information. Julia hails from Saskatoon, Canada where’s she’s both a community developement professional and business educator, holding an undergraduate degree in human ecology, with a masters in business. Julia attended Greg’s educational on Podcasting and Podcast Interviews at a recent District 99 Toastmasters Convention...

Duration:00:20:37

Toastcaster 84 Why Club Officers are like Juice Boxes- Rebecca Cuthbertson Hulst

7/1/2017
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[19:01] Using a Juice Box as metaphor for Toastmasters Club Officers is the brainchild of Rebecca Cuthbertson Hulst, ACS, ALB. Rebecca has been a Toastmaster since Jan 2014 and just finishing her year as Area Director for District 99, D29 in Edmonton, Canada Rebecca is also a Registered Collaborative Family Lawyer, a Mediator, and a lawyer for children. When I stumbled across her speech “Juice Box,” delivered in a form of a toast, there was no doubt that she would have to share this...

Duration:00:19:01

Toastcaster 83 Employer Resources for Developing Leaders - Marc Haine, DTM

5/31/2017
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[18:41] Sometimes employers do not know or are unaware of the value of Toastmasters or any other Leadership and Communications training for their employees. Other times they may stress the need without really explaining their full value. In this episode Greg speaks with Marc Haine, DTM, a former District 42 PRM, keynote speaker, corporate trainer and business consultant specializing in the Hospitality industry. Marc developed resource materials that can be shared with employers to help...

Duration:00:18:40

Toastcaster 82 Reformation: When Districts Get Too Big - Ken Tanner DTM, PID

5/19/2017
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[31:07] When Toastmasters Districts experience tremendous growth, approaching 300 clubs, they get a little too big to manage, often resulting in reduced quality of service to the members, so around that time, Toastmasters International encourages Districts to consider Reformation, i.e. splitting into two or more Districts. In this episode we speak with Toastmasters Past International Director Ken Tanner, DTM from Edmonton, Canada, a Toastmasters since 1975, who chaired the D42...

Duration:00:31:06

Toastcaster 81 Demystifying Top Toastmasters Myths - Mike Raffety DTM, PID

5/1/2017
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[27:22] Mike Raffety, DTM, PID is very active on both the Official Toastmasters Facebook page and LinkedIn group answering many Toastmasters related questions. So we reached out to Mike in Chicago and asked him to give us his take on the Toastmasters Club Myths in the Toastmasters International April 2017 Leader Letter as well as a few other club, contest and speech myths he covered in a 2015 blog post at MikeRaffety.com. Even experienced Toastmasters may be surprised about some things...

Duration:00:27:22

Toastcaster 80 The Origin of April Fool’s Day

4/1/2017
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[07:08] In this episode Greg tells the story of the origin of April Fool’s Day. Greg was recently the Toastmaster of the Day at his home club, New Entrepreneurs and the theme was April Fool’s Day. After researching the topic, Greg perhaps over-prepared his opening remarks and although a little lengthy, they were well received by the members. As a result, when Greg went home, he expanded on what he had said and wrote an article that was published at Troy Media. Then he decided to make a...

Duration:00:07:07

Toastcaster 79 Traveling Toastmaster-Your International Network Awaits - Naomi Takeuchi, DTM

3/19/2017
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[29:15] In this episode we speak with Naomi Takeuchi, DTM, PDG, President and CEO 1000 Cranes, LLC. Naomi shares with us some of her Toastmaster travel adventures, visiting and speaking at clubs around the world and offering some insight, tips and encouragement to check out clubs, conferences or even have lunch and connect with other Toastmasters at their travel destinations. Naomi is a consultant to non-profits and leadership development trainer who recently moved from Charlotte, North...

Duration:00:29:14

Toastcaster 78 FixMeStick Self-Propelled Virus Removal System

2/28/2017
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[08:03] As Toastmasters we often use USB sticks with other people’s computers or often they use ours. No surprise, there is always a threat of viruses and other nasties. The truth is some are impossible to detect or eradicate while the conmputer is active. This is where FixMeStick comes in. Created in Montreal, Canada, it’s a self-propelled virus removal system that runs from a thumb drive independant of your PCs or Mac’s OS. It’s a must have for all computer users. Listen to hear more.

Duration:00:08:03