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TEDx - One Way Toastmasters Can Help

"You can't tell by looking that I'm...." 

In this fascinating talk titled "How to be normal (and why not to be)", Jolene Stockman takes us into the world of "Tangata Takiwatanga" (autistic people) and shows how Toastmasters has helped her decide what "normal" means for her. Jolene was "diagnosed" with autism as an adult after years of trying to "fit in"; her description of that process makes this an inspiring lesson for us all.

Watch Jolene's talk on youtube


Radio With Toastmasters

Sometimes we receive requests to provide members to work with other organisations. Recently, Directories Officer Mike Diggins was asked to record an interview with Radio Rhema on the art of conversation and in particular the importance of "small talk". The focus was on conversation, given this was recorded at the start of the "party season" in offices and around barbecues.