Gratitude Challenge, Day 27 of 100, “The Virtual Toastmasters Convention”

Today was Day 2 of the Virtual Toastmasters Convention.  Today I’m grateful that this great organization has the inginuity  to put on this event.  Today I watched and listened to some great presentions:

  • A briefing from the Board of Directors
  •  Seven leaders participating in a panel discussion about Tostmastes leadership opportunities.  Toastmaster’s Chief Executive Officer, Danial Rex was inspiring when he said “as leaders, while we’ll be successful with some things and unsuccessful with other things, we’ll come out of the experience a better leader.”
  • I watched seven great speakers compete in the semi-finals of the International Speech Contest.
  • Dawn Frail a great education session on How to be an 8-carat Communicator.

There were a few technical glitches but with upwards toward 50,000 signing up for the convention, I think Toastmasters International has done a great job.

In this world where communication seems to be collapsing all around us, Toastmasters give me faith.  We’re male/female, young/old, every ethnic group, every religion you can think of, representing over 140 countries.  We attend weekly meetings with the sole purpose of helping each other improve our communication and leadership skills.

If you’re intrigued by this, please message me.  I’d love to talk with you more about Toastmasters and invite you to one of our meetings. I belong to three great clubs, Alameda Tongue Twisters, The Esteemed Oakland 88, and Toastmasters Leadership Club.  Since all of us meet on Zoom, it doesn’t matter where you live.

Today I’m grateful for the Virtual Toastmaster Convention.  What are you grateful for.  Please leave your comments below and help us find that shining needle of common ground in that scary haystack of fear.




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