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Confessions of a StoryMaster

Confessions of a StoryMaster

Raise your hand if you joined Toastmasters to become more confident presenting.  Me, me, me…that was and still is my goal. When my body took over and started trembling during my first speech, I was shocked and felt betrayed...what was happening?! Now, almost three...

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My Path to StoryMasters

My Path to StoryMasters

I first heard about StoryMasters when I was their Area Director in 2015. The first time I stepped into Tina Tomiyama’s house, I could feel the friendly vibes of everyone present. I noticed that the format of the club was different, which allowed for more speakers,...

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How and Why I Found StoryMasters

How and Why I Found StoryMasters

To make a long story short – I needed MORE – more than the regular Toastmasters meetings could provide. After 10 solid years in Toastmasters, I had done ALL THE MANUALS many times. I was getting tired of composing the same old speeches. That is when I was invited to...

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Telling Stories at Work

Telling Stories at Work

A.P. Møller-Maersk, commonly known as Maersk, is the world’s largest shipping company. On June 27, 2017 company computers started rebooting spontaneously. Nobody knew what was happening but within minutes the problem spread around the world – taking out more than...

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Living the Dream

Living the Dream

They say never let the facts get in the way of a good story. But what if the facts make it a good story? On Wed, Mar 20, shortly before 10 PM, I received an email from Miyo, asking me to contribute to this newsletter. Where was I? At a writers workshop conducted by...

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Listening to Stories

Listening to Stories

“This is the sorcery of literature. We are healed by our stories.” ~ Terry Tempest Williams When Hiba Hamdan, DTM, approached me about joining a brand-new club that was forming, I knew it would be something special. Hiba’s help and her personal story had been crucial...

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