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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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Toastcaster 119 - Point-and-Shoot Cameras Still Relevant in our Professional & Personal Lives

7/1/2019
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[12:22] Our smartphones have become the default goto gadget for pictures and videos as the ability to take photos have become an invaluable tool in both our personal and professional lives. In this episode Greg looks at why one should consider taking along a point and shoot digital camera on their next trip, to their next conference or anywhere one would need to take pictures or shoot video and the advantages to do so. We also see how far they’ve come. Greg offers a glimpse at the newer...

Duration:00:12:22

Toastcaster 118 - Grace Under Pressure - A Masterclass in Public Speaking - Lisa Wentz

6/1/2019
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[31:42] In this Episode, Greg speaks with Lisa Wentz about her new book, Grace Under Pressure - A Masterclass in Public Speaking from LID Publishing. It’s part of Lisa speaking and coaching program she’s releasing to the public for the first time. It’s cleverly broken into 3 sections: What’s holding us back, Vocal Training and Delivery and contains many topics you won’t see in most books on Public Speaking including 35 in-depth exercises. Lisa will offer some valuable advice including...

Duration:00:31:42

Toastcaster 117 – Memory & Visualization Techniques for Better Recall & Learning – Kevin Achtzener

5/18/2019
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[25:00] In this episode Greg speaks with regular guest Kevin Achtzener in his 7appearance on ToastCaster, as a follow up to Episode #97, “Memory Techniques to Remember Just About Anything.” Today Kevin talks about how his techniques have evolved and shares with us a new concept he’s learned about memory and how he’s been able to not only memorize key facts for his University Classes, but also how he processes and synthesizes the information he’s learning. Kevin reminds us that memory is...

Duration:00:25:00

Toastcaster 116 Maximizing Learning & Engagement When Facilitating Webinars – Tali Bar-Or

5/1/2019
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[31:41] It’s not uncommon for training to be delivered on-line. But with multitasking at an all-time high and attention spans at an all-time low, how do you ensure your participants remain engaged and involved and get the most from your webinar training? In this episode, Greg speaks with Tali Bar-Or, a 20-year veteran in training and facilitation including training facilitators remotely for content delivery. Tali will share tips, tricks and best practices she uses to succeed to keeping her...

Duration:00:31:41

Toastcaster 115 Authentic Leadership and What it Really Means - Jeff Davis

4/16/2019
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[31:57] We’ve all heard the term Authentic Leadership, but what is it really all about? In this episode we demystify the topic as Greg speaks with entrepreneur, TEDx speaker and author and Jeff Davis. Davis, who is passionate about Authentic Leadership, shares his personal experiences and offers an insight on why it’s important and practical strategies on how we can all become authentic leaders. We learn that the road to Authentic Leadership begins way before we become a leader or even get...

Duration:00:31:56

Toastcaster 114 Crutch and Filler Words Cripple Your Message and Reduce Credibility

4/1/2019
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[11:34] Simple crutch and filler words are sabotaging your speeches and crippling your communications and you may not even realize it’s happening. In this episode, Greg takes a look at a number of these unwanted words and why we so often use them. He identifies some famous people who are also afflicted with this habit and offers tips and techniques as to how to rid them from your vocabulary as well as where to find help to do so. This is an updated version and reboot of Toastcaster Episode...

Duration:00:11:33

Toastcaster 113 Top 3 Pro Tips for a Virtual Stage & Presenting On-Line

3/24/2019
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[15:22] The right stage presence can make or break a performance regardless of whatever words that may be coming out of your mouth. But what about an off-stage presence, that virtual presence, those times when you’re giving a presentation on-line, a webinar, doing an interview or recording a podcast anytime you’re in front of a computer screen? In this episode, Greg, a.k.a The Gadget Guy offers an extended look at three pro tips and one bonus tip and things to consider when you’re...

Duration:00:15:22

Toastcaster 112 Not There Yet - Unique Narrative Essay-Style Podcasting -Terence C. Gannon

3/2/2019
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[27:37] In this episode Greg speaks with Terence C. Gannon who created a narrative essay-style podcast by putting a unique twist on the typical format. His style hooks audiences whether they are interested in a particular topic or not and shows how you can take personal & corporate storytelling to a whole new level. You'll hear his motivations in creating this type of podcast; a little about his writing process and how it works in both the written and verbal formats and how he publishes his...

Duration:00:27:37

Toastcaster 111 How to Avoid an Onstage Meltdown - Hollywood Style

1/31/2019
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[08:55] When speaking, presenting or even just talking to someone, when something goes awry, a meltdown can occur. And while it seems just another headline when it comes to celebrities like Elton John and Kanye West, when it happens to mere mortals and high-profile people too, it can have some serious ramifications if not dealt with effectively. In this episode Greg offers four valuable tips on taking leadership in this situation on how to avoid a meltdown and what to do should things go...

Duration:00:08:55

Toastcaster 110 Why Leaders and Book Lovers need a Kindle Paperwhite

1/26/2019
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[10:21] I learned many years ago that to be a great writer, you must also be an avid reader. I’ve continued to take that sage advice and always make sure I have a book, a magazine or something to read in tow. So if I ever have a spare moment I could engage my mind. I truly believe that those word of wisdom or words on a page should extend to helping one become a better speaker and a better leader. And while I do love the feel of a paper book and will never totally go away from that format,...

Duration:00:10:21

Toastcaster 109 Perfecting Your Pitch in the Digital Age - Terry Kozlyk

1/1/2019
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[25:34] In this our final episode for 2018 Greg speaks with Terry Kozlyk, an engineer and budding entrepreneur from Calgary who a few years back discovered the power of the spoken word through Toastmasters that lead him to start his own podcast, TDK Talks, which later morphed into including video which he felt was was ideal for capturing a story. New to video he quickly found himself on a charity mission to Vietnam for a special cause where he created and produced a 30-minute documentary...

Duration:00:25:34

Toastcaster 108 How to Photoshop Your Career & Your Life - Joe MacKay

12/19/2018
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[28:23] It sounds almost funny that we could think one could Photoshop their life and career, but our guest Joe MacKay seems to have figured out a way to do so. Joe says Photoshop is a design tool where you build your project in layers - same as with your career (and your life). In this episode and perfect for this time of year and based on his article, Joe goes through six Photoshop tools as the basis for analogies, explaining how all of us can set up our own canvas to design our careers...

Duration:00:28:22

Toastcaster 107 Talk on Water - Stephanie Scotti

12/1/2018
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[36:32] In this episode Greg speaks with Communications expert and Author Stephanie Scotti about her new book Talk on Water: Attaining the Mindset for Powerhouse Presentations. In this fun conversation Stephanie shares with us a little about her journey, which started in her 10 grade public speaking class and includes working with key policy makers, including the President’s Cabinet, preparing them to speak on energy policy by the age of twenty-two. Stephanie also enlightens us with a...

Duration:00:36:32

Toastcaster 106 Learn in Business how to know what you don’t know - Lance Miller

11/17/2018
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[39:45] There are the usual things you need to know when launching a new product, service or business - and you can easily Google those but the one factor, which can mean the difference between success and failure, is discovering what you don’t know and actually preparing for it. In this episode, Greg speaks with our guest, Lance Miller. From Glendale, California, Lance is a world renowned, keynote speaker, trainer, coach & author. Most of us know him as the Toastmasters' 2005 World...

Duration:00:39:45

Toastcaster 105 Weego - Power That Goes Wherever You Go

10/31/2018
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[10:27] At some recent speaking events and conferences what stood out for me besides the speeches and sessions were the number of people in need or in search of battery power. So in this episode we thought we’d bring you a gadget intervention, one that every leader, every speaker or anyone who requires lots of battery power should never leave home without. Today, we look at the Weego Jump Starter 44, an affordable and portable smart power charger and power pack that not only charges your...

Duration:00:10:27

Toastcaster 104 3I-Racer Technique for More Engaging Storytelling - Jock Mackenzie

10/20/2018
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[27:04] It’s not often we get a school teacher or principal on the show but there are things we might have learned back in the day perhaps we’ve forgotten or can still learn and add our skills repertoire. Our guest, Jock D. Mackenzie has those credentials and more with 30 years in the field mostly teaching Language Arts to Middle School and Upper Elementary, now semi-retired, he takes those skills on the road. Jock is a published author having written the book, Essay Writing: Teaching the...

Duration:00:27:04

Toastcaster 103 Is Leadership for Me? Guest: Mohammed Murad, DTM, PIP

10/1/2018
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[27:58] At every step of your life, our guest Mohammed Murad believes that we need to ask ourselves, the thought provoking question, “Is leadership for me?” In this episode Murad gives context to this question and explains what this means. He also impresses upon us how Leadership is different for everyone. He also shares his vast leadership journey and gives us his 4 H’s of Leadership and what motivated him to take voluntary early retirement from the police force after 20 years of service...

Duration:00:27:57

Toastcaster 102 How Wearing a Fitbit Can Help Manage Your Day

9/24/2018
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[13:11] In this episode we take a little break from the interviews and have a look at a gadget Greg wears 24/7 - except when it's on the charger. You'll hear about how wearing his Fitbit Charge 2 not only motivates him to keep fit but also about a few of its features that he just can't live without to help him manage his day and how they might just help yours too. The podcast is based in part on a Troy Media article.

Duration:00:13:10

Toastcaster 101 Mental Health Crisis – Saving Lives Through Honest Conversations - Mona Cooley

9/1/2018
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[28:17] In this episode we speak on a more serious note – the topic of Mental Health. Our guest is Mona Cooley, family support advocate and founder of Cool Family Solutions, Calgary, Canada. She is also a Distinguished Toastmaster, Past District 42 Governor and regular guest on Toastcaster. Mona has taken leadership in her community with respect to Mental Health. Not only is she a subject matter expert, her family has also struggled with it. Mental Health is everywhere and it affects people...

Duration:00:28:17

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