Policing??

Johnny T,Uy.DTM Is a Toastmaster but before that he is the personal of the Philippine national police. I came a cross an interview with him, and the police I realized was  more than Bobbie with funny hats and stick in their hands. They were the why me and you slept peacefully at night. The good …

Mentoring,

A great concept at toastmasters. I was all fired by it, until I thought let me see what actually is the onus of mentoring. The dictionary calls Mentor (capitalized) as a friend of Odysseus, entrusted with the education of Odysseus son Telemachus, it has come to mean a trusted counsellor or guide, a tutor, coach …

Luxury

Sometimes I wonder if a little luxury could help us over come our artists block. A little pampering what exactly it is would of course vary for each of us.  For me it was my toastmasters. Lack of time, funds, other “more important” priorities tend to pop up. but these are never really authentic blocks. …

Introducing a speaker

As the toastmaster of the day, my challenge had been to find an appropriate theme, and then introduce the speakers and their topic in relation to my theme. I also noticed introduction were an afterthought hastily thrown together, at the last-minute by someone who really did not know the speaker, the speech or its value …

speechless

Speechless... Ever been at that meeting where someone babbles  continuously, at the end of the speech the person says with this finish my few words, god if that were few words what would be a whole deal? The conferences where people eat into the next speakers time, how many of us have been there. The most …

Listen Well

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“You have to be willing sometimes to listen to some remarkable bad opinions. Because if you say to someone, ‘that’s the silliest thing I’ve ever heard; get on out of here!’then you’ll never get anything out of that person again, and you might as well have a puppet on a string or a robot.” John Bryan.

 

This morning I asked my husband to drop off a parcel at my office, he said he was busy, it was only later on I realized that he heard that I needed to be dropped, if it was just the parcel he could do it on way back too!

This is just an instance, but we go through life without really listening. Or listening partially. Most leadership trainings talk only about talking, selling, making a speech/presentation but the strongest suit in leadership would be listening.

When I say listening…

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