Category Archives: Tips and Advice

Good news! The waiting period is over

Stop procrastinating.  Close the knowing-doing gap. No other club is better at showing you how to most effectively enhance your speaking and leadership skills to drive your personal development strategy.  That’s because Gelfand Good Morning Toastmasters pushes its membership to take … Continue reading

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10 Steps to a Paid Speaking Gig

Do you dream of turning your speaking talents into cash by becoming a professional speaker? Gelfand member Mariposa Valdes,  who has done just that, recently shared some advice for making your public speaking skills pay off: What are you an … Continue reading

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Public-Speaking Lessons from Daniel Day-Lewis’ Acceptance Speech

If you were able to stay awake for arguably one of the worst Oscar shows in recent memory (David Letterman, all is forgiven), you were rewarded with one of the best Oscar acceptance speeches ever.  Best Actor winner Daniel Day-Lewis … Continue reading

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Who Do You Think You’re Talking To?

In Toastmasters, we’re taught to begin our remarks with the title of those we are addressing: “Mr. President,” “Mr. Toastmaster,” “Madame Table Topics Master” and so on. Why be so formal? Besides showing courtesy and respect, there’s a practical reason. … Continue reading

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