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Episode 65- Mohammed Qahtani

Mohammed Qahtani

Welcome to the podcast!

In this episode  we interviewed  the 2015 World Champion of Public Speaking, Mohammed Qahtani.  Mathilde Fischer did the interview at the District 95 2016 Spring Conference.

Since we did our interview with Toastmasters International Past President, Pat Johnson, Blab has announced that they’re discontinuing their service. While we don’t know what that will mean  to people that have used Blab or to their future plans, we’ll be testing other services so that we can continue  to have online remote interviews, giving  our audience the opportunity to take an active role as we have with several of our Blab sessions. We hope that you enjoy the interview.

We have several more episodes in the pipeline.  If you have an idea for episode, you know someone that you think is doing  or has done interesting or amazing things, we’d like to talk to them. please add a comment or contact us. We’ve enjoyed out Blab sessions so far and will be looking at doing some more of this and who knows what else we’ll try. Stay tuned.  Happy Toastmastering..

Happy Toastmastering.

  • You can find Mohammed Qahtain on Facebook here
  • You can watch is  2015 WCPS speech here
  • The podcast theme song comes from the Famous Toastmasters of Wiesbaden, Germany

Look for the next episode, in the coming weeks.

Note the picture above comes from Mohammed Qahtani’s Facebook page.

Episode 64: Pat Johnson Talks Toastmasters Education

Pat Johnson at Toastmasters International

Welcome to the podcast!

In this episode  we interviewed Toastmasters International Past President Pat Johnson and we discussed Pathways Learning Experience (formerly known as R.E.P. or the Revitalized Education Program. We recorded the interview at Blab.  We did run into a few technical challenges along the way, so the quality the recording does have a few problems here and there. We’d like to thank D95 Chief Ambassador-  Ellen Hermes and D59 Chief Ambassador- Celeste Brown, who stepped in while Pat was trying to join us on camera. Thank you to Lorraine Taylor for moderating this interview, when I ran into problems with my network connection. Thank you to Sevetlana Rakhimova who did a lot of work behind the scenes (especially helping us to run the chat).  Thank you to Pat Johnson for joining us in the session, enduring  some trials and tribulations along the way, and for being so flexible. Thank you to everyone who joined us live at Blab. As mentioned earlier I had some network problems during the interview, so that is why my role wasn’t so active during the interview. Pat Johnson and our other guests shared a lot of valuable  information and experiences with us.  We hope that you enjoy the session.

We hope that you’ve had a chance to watch the interview that we did with Victoria Ferrer, Region 11 Advisor (Europe, Middle East, and Africa). and please spread the word. We have several more episodes in the pipeline.  If you have an idea for episode, you know someone that you think is doing  or has done interesting or amazing things, we’d like to talk to them. please add a comment or contact us. We’ve enjoyed out Blab sessions so far and will be looking at doing some more of this and who knows what else we’ll try. Stay tuned.  Happy Toastmastering.

Look for the next episode, in the coming weeks.

Note the picture above was provided by Pat Johnson

Episode 62: EasySpeak Q & A with Coach Carole

Coach Carole

Welcome to the podcast!

This episode  has taken a little while to get out, but we finally did it. We interviewed  Coach Carole (Carole McCulloch) on Blab and we talked about EasySpeak. Coach Carole is one of many people around the globe who actively helps EasySpeak users with their questions and problems and she is a fountain of knowledge about EasySpeak.

We hope that you’ve had a chance to watch the Blab that we did with Jim Kokocki, Toastmasters 2015-16 International President and please spread the word. We have several more episodes in the pipeline.  If you have an idea for episode, you know someone that you think is doing  or has done interesting or amazing things, we’d like to talk to them. please add a comment or contact us. We’ve enjoyed out Blab sessions so far and will be looking at doing some more of this and who knows what else we’ll try. Stay tuned.  Happy Toastmastering.

Look for the next episode, in the coming weeks.

Note the picture above was provided by Coach Carole

 

Episode 61: 2014 WCPS- Dananjaya Hettiarachchi

Dananjaya

Welcome to the podcast!

In  episode 61,  we interviewed the 2014 World Champion of Public Speaking, Dananjaya Hettiarachchi.  This is the forth time that we’ve interviewed a World Champion of Public Speaking at the podcast. Antje Pohl interviewed him at the D95 2015 District Conference in Boras, Sweden. Dananjaya’s speech “I See Something” has been viewed by nearly 1 million people on YouTube.

We hope that you’ve had a chance to watch the Blab that we did with Jim Kokocki, Toastmasters 2015-16 International President and please spread the word. We have several more episodes in the pipeline (including the EasySpeak Blab session with Coach Carol). If you have an idea for episode, you know someone that you think is doing  or has done interesting or amazing things, we’d like to talk to them. please add a comment or contact us. We’ve enjoyed out Blab sessions so far and will be looking at doing some more of this and who knows what else we’ll try. Stay tuned.  Happy Toastmastering.

  • You can find  Dananjaya Hettiarachchia’s Facebook Page here.
  • You can find his website here.
  • The podcast theme song comes from the Famous Toastmasters of Wiesbaden, Germany

Look for the next episode, in the coming weeks.

Note the picture above comes from Dananjaya’s Facebook page..

Episodes 57, 58, 59, & 60; Interview With Larisa Zorina

Larisa Zorina

Welcome to the podcast!

In these episodes 57, 58, 59, & 60, we interviewed  Larisa Zorina, a well known Toastmaster and the first DTM (Distinguished Toastmaster) in Russia.  We interviewed her on Blab.im in March. Larisa’s camcorder wasn’t functioning, so this is an audio only interview. I ran into some network connection problems, fortunately Lorraine Taylor finished the interview. Larisa tells us about the Toastmaster story in Russia, her DTM journey, and sheds a light on the Toastmaster experience in Russia.

We hope that you’ve had a chance to watch the Blab that we did with Jim Kokocki, Toastmasters 2015-16 International President and please spread the word. We have several more episodes in the pipeline (including the EasySpeak Blab session with Coach Carol). If you have an idea for episode, you know someone that you think is doing  or has done interesting or amazing things, we’d like to talk to them. please add a comment or contact us. We’ve enjoyed out Blab sessions so far and will be looking at doing some more of this and who knows what else we’ll try. Stay tuned.  Happy Toastmastering.

      • You can find our more about Larisa Zorina on Facebook
      • The podcast theme song comes from the Famous Toastmasters of Wiesbaden, Germany

Look for the next episode, in the coming weeks.

Note the picture above comes from Larisa’s Facebook page.

Part 1 of the interview with Larisa

Part 2 of the interview with Larisa

Part 3 of the interview with Larisa

Part 4 of the interview with Larisa

Episodes 55 & 56; A Saturday With Rudy: parts 2 & 3

Rudy Moralez

Welcome to the podcast!

In these these two episodes we interviewed  Rudy Moralez, a longtime Toastmaster who had been living in the Stuttgart, Germany Area, until moving back to the U.S. a few months ago.  This is the last of a multi-part episode. As many of you probably know, great speeches don’t just happen, in the episode 55 Rudy takes on the journey of his speech “Diamond Notes”. In episode 56 he tells about the differences between the International Speech and the Humorous Speech.

We hope that you’ve had a chance to watch the Blab that we did with Jim Kokocki, Toastmasters 2015-16 International President and please spread the word. We have several more episodes in the pipeline (including the EasySpeak Blab session with Coach Carol). If you have an idea for episode, you know someone that you think is doing  or has done interesting or amazing things, we’d like to talk to them. please add a comment or contact us. We’ve enjoyed out Blab sessions so far and will be looking at doing some more of this and who knows what else we’ll try. Stay tuned. Happy Holidays everyone and Happy Toastmastering.

      • You can listen to the first part of this series here.
      • You can find our more about Rudy Moralez on Facebook
      • You can watch Rudy giving his Diamond Notes at the D59 2014 Conference in Krakow, Poland here.
      • The podcast theme song comes from the Famous Toastmasters of Wiesbaden, Germany

Look for the next episode, in the coming weeks.

Note the picture above was provided by Rudy.

Part 2 of “A Saturday With Rudy”

Part 3 of “A Saturday With Rudy”

Episodes 44, 45, & 46- About Online Clubs

Online TMs   Firebirds Nov 15 Meeting

Welcome to the podcast!

Have you heard anything about Online Toastmaster Clubs, maybe even visited a club or become a member? Well, in this episode we tried something a little different. We had a panel discussion about Online Toastmaster Clubs on Blab.im with Coach Carole, Susan Ellsworth and Ian Murray moderated the discussion so that Darryl could participate. It was a good experience using blab to have the discussion with people located in Australia, the U.S. and Germany.

  • You can find the Online Toastmasters Group here.
  • You can find the Firebird Collective’s Facebook page here.
  • You can find the Firebird Collective’s EasySpeak site here, which also has the meeting dates and times.
  • You can find Ian on Facebook.
  • You can find Ian’s Dynamic Speaking  here.
  • You can find Susan on Facebook.
  • You can find Coach Carole on Facebook.
  • You can find Coach Carole on LinkedIn.
  • Coach Carole has the Coach Carole website and  OZeLive.com
  • The podcast theme song comes from the Famous Toastmasters of Wiesbaden, Germany

We did another discussion Blab.im, where we talked about EasySpeak with Coach Carole.  You can look for this episode in the coming weeks. Stay tuned.

Note the top picture is a collage of Facebook pictures of Coach Carole, Ian, and Susan. The lower picture is a screenshot from the Firebird Collective meeting of November 15th.

Online Clubs Part 1

 

Online Clubs Part 2

 

Online Clubs Part 3

You’re Invited…

Hi everyone we’re going to be interviewing Carole McCulloch​ for an upcoming episode on EasySpeak. We plan to do this on Blab.im on October 30th (7 am Central European Time). If you have a Twitter account you can join us. Blab allows up to 4 people to be on camera at a time, but everyone else can watch and participate in the chat.  We plan to record for the podcast but we will have a Q&A after the recording where you can ask your questions about EasySpeak.

The blab will be at:

https://blab.im/darryl-heron-toastmasters-easyspeak-q-a

 

If you want to convert this to your local time you can go to:

http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/meetingdetails.html?year=2015&month=10&day=30&hour=6&min=0&sec=0&p1=992&p2=5&p3=136

Carole and I recently did another session on Blab for the podcast and it was a lot of fun. I hope to see many of you there on Friday.

 

Darryl

Episodes 41, 42, & 43- Mohamed Hanbal

Mohamed Hanbal

Welcome to the podcast!

In this episode we interviewed  Mohamed Hanbal,  the winner of the 2015 District 95 Division F International Speech Contest. This is a interview is broken up into three parts  at around 15 minutes or so (all of which you can find further down in this post) , As Toastmasters we sometimes her remarkable speeches and stories that stick with us, I had the pleasure of seeing Mohamed compete as a very fresh Toastmaster in the Division F contest in April and he had made quite an impact on the audience that day. We talked about his father’s dying last words to him back in Egypt and his bold move to enroll in a Masters program in Germany.  We also talked about what he learned as a boxer and playing competitive handball.

  • You can find like Mohamed on Facebook
  • You can watch Mohamed giving his speech here.
  • You can find his blog here.
  • Here is the blog article that he mentioned in the interview
  • The podcast theme song comes from the Famous Toastmasters of Wiesbaden, Germany

From Mohamed’s resource list:

  • “Presenting to Win”- By Jerry Weissman
  • “How to Win Friends and Influence People”- By Dale Carnegie
  • “Have A Nice Conflict: How to Find Success and Satisfaction in the Most Unlikely Places” By Ken Mitchell, Michael Patterson, and Tim Scudder
  • “Mini Habits: Smaller Habits, Bigger Results”- By Stephen Guise
  • “The Compound Effect”- By Darren Hardy

We experimented with a platform called Blab.im, where we conducted a panel discussion on Online Clubs.  You can look for this episode in the coming weeks. Stay tuned.

Note the picture above was provided by Mohamed.

Mohamed Hanbal Part 1

Mohamed Hanbal Part 2

Mohamed Hanbal Part 3

Episode 40- A Saturday With Rudy part 1

Rudy Moralez

Welcome to the podcast!

In this episode we interviewed  Rudy Moralez, a longtime Toastmaster who had been living in the Stuttgart, Germany Area.  This is the first of a multi-part episode. In this first part Rudy tells us about two people he knows who have used Toastmasters to further their careers.

We have the other parts of this interview and others queued up that we’ll be publishing in the coming weeks. Stay tuned.

      • You can find our more about Rudy Moralez on Facebook
      • You can watch Rudy giving his Diamond Notes at the D59 2014 Conference in Krakow, Poland here.
      • The podcast theme song comes from the Famous Toastmasters of Wiesbaden, Germany

Look for the next episode, in the coming weeks.

Note the picture above was provided by Rudy.

Part 1 of “A Saturday With Rudy”