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Episode 30- Jack Vincent

A Sale Is Like                       Jack Vincent Picture

Welcome to the podcast!

In this episode we interviewed Jack Vincent. Jack won the D59 Humorous Speech Contest  in 2006 and he has just published his 2nd book “A Sale Is A Love Affair – Seduce, Engage & Win Customers’ Hearts“.

In the coming weeks I’ll be publishing interviews done at the D95 2014 Fall Conference in Frankfurt, Stay tuned.

Look for the next episode, in the coming weeks.

Note:  The pictures above come are courtesy of Jack Vincent.

Episodes 28 and 29- Kees Broos

2014-15 D95 Governor Kees Broos

Welcome to the podcast!

Happy New Year and welcome back. This is an interview that we did with the D95 2014-15 Governor Kees Broos in two parts (both parts can be found below).

In the coming weeks I’ll be publishing interviews done at the D95 2014 Fall Conference in Frankfurt, Stay tuned.

Look for the next episode, in the coming weeks.

Note:  The picture above comes from the D95 website.

Episode 28 Interview with 2015-15 D95 Governor Kees Broos (part 1)

Episode 28 Interview with 2015-15 D95 Governor Kees Broos (part 2)

Episode 27- John Zimmer

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Welcome to the podcast!

In this episode we interviewed John Zimmer, the 2013 International Speech Contest Winner for District 59.

In the coming weeks I’ll be publishing interviews done at the D95 2014 Fall Conference in Frankfurt, Stay tuned.

Look for the next episode, in the coming weeks.

Note:  The picture above comes from Spectacular Speaking.

 

Episode 26- Joch Elliot

 

2011 WCPS Joch Elliot and Darryl_1160

Welcome to the podcast!

In this episode we interviewed Joch Elliot, the 2011 World Champion of Public Speaking. The interview was done during the 2014 District 59 Spring Conference in Krakow, Poland.

I’m planning to publish one more interview done before the D95 2014 Fall Conference in Frankfurt, in the coming weeks, then I’ll get to the interviews from Frankfurt. Stay tuned.

Look for the next episode, in the coming weeks.

Note:  The picture above was taken by the District 59 2013-14 PRO (Public Relations Officer) Ruxandra Balboa-Pöysti.

Bye for now.

Episode 25- Elizabeth Nostedt

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Welcome to the podcast!

In this episode we interviewed Elizabeth Nostedt, Region Advisor 2013-14, D59 District Governor 2005-06, and lots of other Toastmasters experience. The interview was done during the 2014 District 59 Spring Conference in Krakow, Poland.

I’m planning to publish two more interviews done before the D95 2014 Fall Conference in Frankfurt, in the coming weeks, then I’ll get to the interviews from Frankfurt. Stay tuned.

Look for the next episode, in the coming weeks.

Note:  The picture above comes from Elizabeth Nostedt. During the D95 2014 Fall Conference in Frankfurt, I found out that Elizabeth is running to be the International Director for Region 11 (2015-17 term).  You can check out her campaign site here and she has laid out her Toastmasters experience here.

Bye for now.

 

Episode 24- Cindy Piccolo

 

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Welcome to the podcast!

In this episode we interviewed Cindy Piccolo, D59 District Secretary for the 2012-13 and 2013-14 Toastmaster years.  The interview was done during the 2014 District 59 Spring Conference in Krakow, Poland.

I still have a couple of interviews that I recorded at the District 59 2014 Spring Conference in Krakow and I hope to get them out in the coming weeks.  I did several interviews at the D95 2014 Fall Conference in Frankfurt and I’ll be releasing them afterwards.

Look for the next episode, in the weeks.

Note:  The picture above was taken by D59 2013-14 PRO (Public Relations Officer) Ruxandra Balboa-Pöysti.

Bye for now.

Episode 23- Jaap Russchenberg

 Toastmasters 90 Years Breaking the Ice

 Welcome to the podcast!

In this episode we interviewed Jaap Russchenberg, the D59 2013-14 District Lt Governor of Education and Training and the D59 2014-15 District Governor. The interview was done during the 2014 District 59 Spring Conference in Krakow, Poland.

The District 59 2014 Spring Conference in Krakow was great!  We have a few interviews from the conference that we plan to get on in the coming weeks. Cross you fingers and maybe we can get one more out before the D59 conference. I hope to see you at the D95 Conference in Frankfurt!

Look for the next episode, in the weeks.

Note:  The picture above belongs to Toastmasters International and was created as part of the 90th Anniversary celebrations. 

Bye for now.

Episode 22- Joao de Mendonca

2013-14 D59 Governor João de Mendonça  and Darryl_0835

Welcome to the podcast!

In this episode we interviewed Joao de Mendonca, the D59 2013-14 District Governor. The interview was done during the 2014 District 59 Spring Conference in Krakow, Poland.

The District 59 2014 Spring Conference in Krakow was great!  We have a few interviews from the conference that we plan to get on in the coming weeks. Cross you fingers and maybe we can get one more out before the D95 conference. I hope to see you in Frankfurt!

Look for the next episode, in the weeks.

Note:  The picture above was taken by the District 59 2013-14 PRO (Public Relations Officer) Ruxandra Balboa-Pöysti.

Bye for now.

Interview with Dirk Loeffelbein from Krakow


For all of the Toastmasters that were at the District 59 2014 Spring Conference in Krakow,  Poland you will no doubt remember the Gala Dinner and the surprised engagement proposal that Dirk Löffelbein made to Maija Kadlecova and that she said “yes” (eventually), it was an engagement proposal that none of us will ever soon forget! I had the opportunity to interview Dirk the next morning. He tells us about his feelings about the birth of D95 and the proposal.

It was nice to have a room in Krakow where I could do interviews (which I’ll continue to publish in the coming weeks). Unfortunately, I don’t believe that the room made the best backdrop for a video interview and a road race just so happened to occur while I was interviewing Dirk, but I hope that you can tune this out and enjoy the interview.  I encourage you to also check out the other videos at the District 95 YouTube Channel.

Bye for now,

Darryl

Episode 21- The Romanians Are Coming

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Welcome to the podcast!

In this episode we interviewed a Delegation of Toastmasters from Romania. The interview was done during the 2014 District 59 Spring Conference in Krakow, Poland.  We discussed several topics including the incredible growth of Toastmasters in Romania. The interviewees included:

Marius Cazacu – President Timisoara Toastmasters

Calin Gîlea – Area Governor H2

Călin Iepure – Division Governor Romania, Division H – founder of Timisoara Toastmasters first club from Romania

The District 59 2014 Spring Conference in Krakow was great!  My apologies for taking so long to get this episode out. The website was migrated which presented quite a few challenges, but we hope that things are running as they should again. There were several  interviews done in Krakow, so we hope to get those out in the coming weeks.

Look for the next episode, in the weeks.

Note:  The picture above was taken by the District 59 2013-14 PRO (Public Relations Officer) Ruxandra Balboa-Pöysti.

Bye for now.