Category Archives for "Ice Breaker"

July 29, 2019

Fulfilling Your Purpose with CEL

Everyone is striving to achieve a life ambition in Toastmasters. In her ice breaker, Shante provides her method for staying focused on her purpose.

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Impromptu speaking is a daily experience. Whether in casual conversation, impassioned debate, a formal interview, or a myriad of other social contexts, speaking in the moment is a skill necessary for every moment.

Ice Breakers: The Journey of a Thousand Steps Begins with a Personal Narrative

Personal narratives are the essence of how we both share our journey and empower other people on their pathway. Jennifer and David reminded us that life is not merely about the destination; it is also about the process. Whether learning life lessons from our children, traveling the world, or living life on a different patch of the planet, we are all "making haste, slowly."

Goals and Dreams: Claiming the Dream and Living the Accomplishment

Goals and dreams are not merely wishful thinking. They provide direction in life, a map for prioritizing time, and a tangible mile marker for both where we are in life and where we hope to end up. Goals are the GPS so that we don't "live lives of quiet desperation" and dreams are the fuel that prevent us from "dying with the song still in us."

(Re)setting Our Mindset: SAVERS, Personal Narrative, and Creative Design

Mindset is a major part of every struggle and every victory. As Toastmaster, Jennifer reminded every person to (re)set his/her mindset at the beginning of each day. Using Hal Elrod's acronym SAVERS, Jennifer provided a heuristic for beginner every day with structure, poise, and purpose.

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