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How To Get My Lazy-Ass Thyroid To Pick Up The Pace

My doctor looked at my lab results and said, “Your Thyroid is functioning slowly.” So, naturally, I yelled at my Thyroid to pick up the pace! After picking up my prescription for L-Thyroxine, I shared my slow-ass Thyroid story with my Facebook friends. Most of the responses were kinda worthless (at least initially): “Check out some dietary fixes before […]

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2013 Toastmasters Semifinal Awards

How I Prepared for the 2013 Toastmasters International Semifinal Speech Contest

Step 1: Getting feedback from local Advanced Toastmasters clubs Reality check! A couple of brutely-honest – and painful to hear – District 39 Advanced Club evaluators were concerned that my District-winning speech wouldn’t hold up to the competition I was going to face 3 months later at Semifinals on Aug 22, 2013 in Cincinnati, OH. Turns out they […]

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1st-place Reid Walley - 2013 District 39 Toastmasters International Speech Winner

The Painful Truth Makes You A Better Public Speaker

The first words out of Tracy Harrison’s mouth: “Well, do you want the truth?” “Yes,” I said, smiling wide (not having any idea of the honesty that was about to sledgehammer me upside the head). “I didn’t like your speech just now, and I didn’t like it when you gave it at the Toastmasters District […]

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