Category: public speaking

A Comedy of Errors

As some of you may know, recently I’ve embarked upon a grand experiment in radio with a new comedy/writing partner named Tony Oros, who (among other things) writes the blog The Cover Dog, True Tales of Entertaining the Planet. Tony and I have tested out our bantering “he said/she said” comedy schtick on the radio a […]

My Toastmasters Speech: The Suspense is Over

Last night I competed in the Toastmasters International Speech Contest semi-finals in Orlando, and (drum roll, please) I did not advance to the finals. But that’s okay! Because I think I did really well, and the experience was incredible! The level of competition was strong (which I always welcome, because then I learn more) and […]

Toastmasters International Speech Contest (Here I Come!)

Tomorrow (Wednesday) I’ll be flying to Orlando to finally participate in the semi-finals for the 2012 Toastmasters International Speech Contest. I started this journey back in March when I won the Toastmasters International Speech Contest at the club level in Park City, Utah, then the Area level (Salt Lake), then Division (upper half of Utah), […]

“Picture This” At the Toastmasters International Speech Contest

Just this weekend I received my official Toastmasters pictures for winning the Toastmasters International Speech Contest at the District level on May 12th. As promised, I’m sharing one with you all now. (To jog your memory from a previous post, I’ve advanced to the semi-finals, where I’ll go on to compete worldwide at the International […]

Toastmasters Will Save My Memory (Unless I Forget to Go to Meetings)

Well, the Toastmasters International Speech Competition for Area D3 in Utah just happened this past Saturday, March 24, at Olympic Park in Park City, UT, and lo and behold I won. I took first place with my speech “Wynton Marsalis Had My Back,” a poignant, yet humorous account of when my saxophone-playing son got to […]

My Win at Toastmasters (Or Why I Prefer Toastmasters Over Smokey Bars)

I have a bit of good news to share. Recently I won the Toastmasters International Speech Contest at the Park City, UT, Club level, which means I go on to complete at the Area level on March 24. Then if I win there I’ll compete in (and have to win) four more increasingly BIGGER levels […]