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June 2011 Volume 77, No. 6 TABLE OF CONTENTS ARTICLES 2 Viewpoint: What’s Your Legacy? By International President Pat Johnson, DTM & DEPARTMENTS FEATURES 4 Postcards: The Traveling Toastmaster 5 My Turn: Can You Understand Me? How Toastmasters helped improve my skills in a foreign language – English! By Elsa Esquivel-Soto, ACG, ALB Presentations to Go! Pick up your iPad and leave your laptop at home. A review of mobile apps for speakers. By Dave Zielinski PAGE 8 6 Profile: From Glasnost to Russia Today Moscow Free Speakers club celebrates freedom of speech. By Denis Shevchuk Speak and Be Heard What kinds of microphones are best for speakers? By Bill Stephens, ATM 12 Toastmasters 2.0 How to leverage social media to build strong clubs. By Jack Vincent, CTM, CL PAGE 16 14 Technology’s Toll What do you give up when you punch that button? By Beth Black 20 Do Away with Document-Speak! Fill your presentation with personality and vivid language. By Douglas Kruger, ATMS How to Muzzle the Yakker Strategies for stopping the serial interrupter– diplomatically. By Patrick Mott 22 Looking at Language: Confessions of a Logophile How a word lover gathers new gems to enrich her writing. By Colleen Plimpton, ACB PAGE 24 A Toastmaster’s Promise 27 Official Notice of Vote: Your 2011-2012 Officer and Director Candidates 28 Q&A with Tim Lee: From Science to Stand-Up Former biologist now works in comedy – with PowerPoint as a stage tool. 30 Funny You Should Say That: So, Um, You Know, Here’s, Like, My Column, Ya Know? When words wander away. By John Cadley As a member of Toastmasters International and my club, I promise ... To attend club meetings regularly; To prepare all of my speech and leadership projects to the best of my ability, basing them on projects in the Competent Communication manual, Advanced Communication manuals or Competent Leadership manual; To prepare for and fulfill meeting assignments; To provide fellow members with helpful, constructive evaluations; To help the club maintain the positive, friendly environment necessary for all members to learn and grow; To serve my club as an officer when called upon to do so; To treat my fellow club members and our guests with respect and courtesy; To bring guests to club meetings so they can see the benefits Toastmasters membership offers; To adhere to the guidelines and rules for all Toastmasters educational and recognition programs; To maintain honest and highly ethical standards during the conduct of all Toastmasters activities. TOASTMASTER June 2011 3

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