Category Archives: interview

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 20- Florian Mueck

Florian Mueck

Welcome to the podcast!

 

In this episode we interview Florian Mueck.  Florian is well known around D59 and he’ll be doing a workshop at the Toastmasters International Convention  in August.

 

Hope to see in Krakow,  Poland May 16-18.  Look for the next episode, in the weeks.

Note:  The picture above was provided by Spectacular Speaking.

 

Bye for now.

 

Listen to Olivia Schofield’s D59 Webinar Now

Olivia Schofield

The Toastmasters Podcast Europe announced that 2011 Word Champion of Public Speaking finalist- Olivia Schofield was giving a webinar “The Voice of Success”, we’re pleased to announce that the webinar was a hit and that we have audio from the webinar to share with you. We hope that this gets you excited about the District 59 2014 Spring Conference in Krakow, Poland (May 16-18). We also hear that Olivia will have a part to play at the District Conference.

 

Episode 19- Peter Zinn

Peter Zinn

 

Welcome to the podcast!

 

In this episode we interview Peter Zinn, Storyteller extraordinaire  and we have an update on first ever District 95 conference being held in Frankfurt, Germany.

 

Look for the next episode, in the weeks.

Note:  The picture above was taken recently at the Spectacular Speaking in Warsaw.

 

Bye for now.