George Orwell once wrote that a classical education would be impossible without corporal punishment. Maybe that’s why it isn’t taught in school today. A classical education was demanding. It included rhetoric: the art of effective speaking and writing.
Last week was the first time I’d given a Toastmasters speech in more than a decade. Continue reading “Toastmasters speech. Why didn’t they laugh?”
Here is a storytelling transcript of my Toastmasters speech from last week and a continuation from this post. Continue reading “Toastmasters storytelling transcript”
I recently rejoined a local Toastmasters club after a hiatus of some twelve years. Toastmasters International is a non-profit educational speakers’ organization offering a rich arena for its members to develop connection, confidence, and clarity, and also have some fun. These are life skills worth cultivating. Membership fees are low, which makes the organization open to almost everyone. Continue reading “Toastmasters value”