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Effective Listening

Few weeks back I wrote about my discovery of how Toastmasters helps my clients do a better job of cold calling. I also spoke of the primary reason I joined Toastmasters few years ago. My reason was to become a better speaker. What I didn’t realize was that Toastmasters was going to help me in […]

Toastmasters and Cold Calling

Most people hate cold calling and that includes both those who have tried it and those who didn’t even bother. There is no question that cold calling is not the most enjoyable part of doing business but for many startups and even for mature businesses there are times when cold calling is a necessary evil […]


One of the best investments I have made for my career was joining a Toastmasters club. So when recently I was asked by Bethesda Community Toastmasters (http://club2529.freetoasthost.org/) to help the club with their public relations efforts I jumped at the opportunity to pay back. For those who have known me in a professional context the […]