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Use The “Hand Gesture Dictionary”

Hand gestures are often referred to as our “second language” because they can convey so much. In fact, studies have shown that proper use of our hands during communication can increase the effectiveness of our message by up to 60%. Below are some hand gestures that...

9 Reasons Why Leaders Must Have Mentors

All of us are continually growing and learning and landing a leadership position shouldn't mean that we know it all. The most successful leaders embrace the power of knowing they don’t know everything. Therefore, finding a mentor who will be a positive inspiration for...

Toastmasters Youth Leadership Program: Why Become A Coordinator?

We've listed below ... Are you interested in the role? Express your interest and/or find out more about the role from our wonderful YLP coordinator at . Alternately, leave your query in the comment section and we'll connect with you. Do not...

Benefits of Our Inner Monologue

Talk to yourself at least once a day, otherwise you may miss meeting an excellent person in this world. These profound words are from Swami Vivekananda, a Hindu spiritual leader. Self-talk is our internal dialogue. It’s influenced by our subconscious mind and speaks...

Why Does One Need Leadership Skills?

Did this question ever pop up? Yes? Today, we bring you seven reasons why you should learn or work on your leadership skills. Check out the post below. Thoughts? What more can we add?

The Power of a Pause

Pauses can be an incredibly powerful tool in public speaking, as they provide several benefits to the speaker as well as to the audience. Here are 8 benefits of taking a pause during a speech. Use a pause to make an impactful speech. What do you think? Did we miss...

Toastmasters Youth Leadership Program: 4 Things to Know About a Coordinator

It's listed below. Who is a YLP Coordinator? Are you interested in the role of a YLP coordinator? Write to our YLP coordinator at to express your interest and/or find out more about the role. Alternately, leave your query in the comment...

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