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Woodpigeon Started conversation Sep 17, 2008
A little message tells me that it's your birthday, so I'd like to wish you a good day and to hope that you are all doing well.
I am back in Toastmasters this year, but no responsibilities this time round. I hope to get a few speeches done this year so that I can get within a hair's breath of Advanced Communicator Bronze. That's the plan at least: I have started in a busy job and I am currently considering doing a PhD.
Wishing you a happy year!
Zarquon's Singing Fish! Posted Sep 17, 2008
Thank you Woodpigeon!
Yes it is my birthday today. I took the day off work and went to see Mamma Mia with a friend and thoroughly enjoyed it.
I'm still fairly new at this Toastmaster President thing. There are speech contests going on at the moment - we have our club one next Tuesday and the Area and District ones following that.
*Advanced Communicator Bronze* - ! I do hope you get that! I'm still on my first advanced manual and I've been stuck on it for a while. I just don't want to do the last speech in it; I've got a mental block! It's the Storytelling 'touching speech' one. Either I can't think of anything suitable, or it's too personal. If you've any hints or tips for kickstarting me, please share them!
A PhD! You're going to be busy!
Woodpigeon Posted Sep 18, 2008
Hi there ZSF,
To be honest, it's a bit of a long shot, but I would like to get to Advanced Communicator as soon as I can. I've been around the block a while now, but I have not done too many advanced manuals at all, and I would like to progress a bit more.
The PhD is also a long shot, but I am starting up the process by doing research in my area of interest: digital distribution. It's not for this year at the moment, but 2009 is a possibility.
Good luck with the presidency!
Zarquon's Singing Fish! Posted Sep 19, 2008
Woodpigeon Posted Sep 29, 2008
Whoops - I'm not spending as much time here nowadays as in the past, so sorry for not replying.
No I haven't done the storytelling one - I started the Speaking to Inform manual. I'm one of these "slow burners"!
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