Toastmasters Public Speaking Demo – Nov 4, 2022

Good public speaking demo at this evening’s Capital City Toastmasters – Midtown Sacramento in-person meeting! Two guests, and a 3rd that wished to participate but we ran out of time. Address sweaty palms and a flush face with an equally-physical response: a deep breath. It allows you to mentally reset, adds a purposeful pause, and…

What Are Your Zoom Online Conferencing Turn-offs?

What Are Your Zoom Online Conferencing Turn-offs?

During this evening’s Toastmasters Zoom meeting I posed the following question: What is your biggest turn-off when watching / hearing someone speak via Zoom? Fantastic answers from Capital City Toastmasters #142 in Sacramento, CA Ring-light reflecting in speaker’s glasses/eyes Speaker shuffling papers Speaker’s head/face out of frame Speaker slurping beverage Speaker eating food Speaker smacking…

WIP 012 – T-SHIRT DESIGNS, MUSCLE MILK, TOASTMASTERS, JONATHAN FARIDIAN
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WIP 012 – T-SHIRT DESIGNS, MUSCLE MILK, TOASTMASTERS, JONATHAN FARIDIAN

YouTube thumbnails, t-shirt designs using Affinity Designer, Muscle Milk, rockin’ the scene with Philz Coffee Barista RJ, Capital City Toastmasters club meeting, and a meeting with Toastmasters club members Jonathan Faridian and Jaytika Nand to do a little speech contest coaching.

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Helena Rhim’s First Toastmasters Speech Kicked Ass!

Since I evaluated Helena Rhim’s Toastmasters speech, I asked her what she was physically experiencing while she was speaking: My body was shaking When I paused I could feel my face turning red I felt the vein in neck throbbing My hands were clammy Even though she was nervous and experienced all of these symptoms,…

WIP 010 – Coffeehouses, Sacramento Mural, Mom’s Shoes, Toastmasters Jonathan Faridian, Thyroid Meds
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WIP 010 – Coffeehouses, Sacramento Mural, Mom’s Shoes, Toastmasters Jonathan Faridian, Thyroid Meds

Work in Progress (WIP) 010 Spotted my brother, Lance, out and about Modeling workbook Crowd at Philz Coffee at Ice Blocks in Midtown Sacramento, CA Muscle Milk Fuller Poles public art (16th & Q in Sacramento, CA) Building mural by Drew Merritt (alley side of 2020 J St, Sacramento, CA) My Mom (known as Mrs.Walley to…

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2nd-Place Winner 2013 Toastmasters International Semifinal Speech Contest

Reid Walley – 2nd-place Winner 2013 Toastmasters International Semifinal Speech Contest. Aug 22, 2013, Toastmasters Convention, Duke Energy Center, Cincinnati, OH. District 39. Home club: Capital City Toastmasters #142, Sacramento, CA.

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

1st-place Reid Walley – 2013 District 39 Toastmasters International Speech Winner! Saturday, May 17-18, 2013, at the Hilton Stockton, 2323 Grand Canal Blvd, Stockton, CA. Billed as the “Triple Crown Toastmaster Elegance” 2013 Spring Conference. Eight contestants and a room of almost 200 in the audience. It was a whole bunch of fun! On behalf of Capital City…