The public part or the speaking part? The following Facebook comments from fellow Toastmasters provide a deeper insight than I imagined: Author W. Faye Portman: “Speaking [part]. Saying the wrong thing.” Linda Thompson: “Pubic part. I like talking.” Clark Pierce: “For me it’s the public part depending on the audience and topic. I gave a speech about failure … Read more
If you use Moneydance for your accounting, like I do, and need to move a shitload of transactions from an old Category to a new Category, I just tried this technique from Kevin N. in the InfiniteKind forum – and it totally works. Example time. I have an old expense Category called: “Business – Web & Graphics … Read more
Smile and take a deep breath! Embarrassment is like a plot-twist in a movie that you didn’t see coming – it’s a shocking surprise. And like Simon Huggins mentions: ride it out. When you feel embarrassed: smile, breathe, and allow it. Let the moment live. Then get right back to building your startup, writing your book or … Read more
Each speech does not have to be perfect. You can mess up your next speech too. Your speaking path is an arc of fumbles that leads to self-confidence. When it comes to practicing public speaking in front of your Toastmasters club, feeling the feeling of feeling awkward is your goal. Flip the script on your … Read more
Mom has an interesting feature now that she’s 80. The landmarks that she enjoyed in her youth are either no longer accessible or they’ve been torn down. Her parent’s home, and their mountain cabin, are owned by new people – so, not accessible like they once were. Her favorite place to hang out as a … Read more
So far, I’ve only used the first option by CoreMelt. SliceX Free by CoreMelt Price: Free Must request a free license via form on product page. Description: Lets you use mocha tracking with oval and rectangle masks. NOTE on usage: MUST enable the Keyframing icon for the tool to actually track the moving object. ProAnonymous … Read more
…and then when Rave came along I had to learn a whole new dance style that was different from The Smiths and The Cure that I was dancing to… which was a whole new dance style that was different from Zapp and Parliament-Funkadelic that I was dancing to. The soul moves regardless of the beat.
I drove halfway to my first Toastmaster’s meeting, turned around, and drove back home. I was too afraid. It didn’t matter how far I had to drive, the distance between fear and courage was the distance between my ears.