Being Mindful of Your Audience: Listening vs. Hearing

Hearing and listening are two different states of mind and two different states of being. One is passive while the other is active, one is distracted while the other is focused, and one is inconsiderate while the other considers every nuanced word, action, and deed.

Pure, Engaging, Powerful Energy


“The slot machine is in control.

— Audrey M.

Renee was the Toastmaster for the evening, and she led with the theme of energy – challenging all of us to consider how Toastmasters is a place where we expend tremendous amounts of energy and yet, paradoxically, leave with more energy than with which we began.