18 Jan 2020

Online toastmasters clubs

I found today an end of year 2017 in my Facebook memories. Or perhaps, it was from January 2018. Our club between the first few online clubs created. Witty Storytellers Online, was the 6th in line. Nowadays there are more then 26!

In plus, we were the first Speciality online: all about Storytelling! Personal storytelling. From Advanced club, we decided to become Community club, so we  can welcome also beginners or not yet toastmasters to become TM in our club.

Everyone has a story to tell! In fact many stories.
Firebirds and Netizens chartered the same time, even if Netizen is told to have been before with 5 days. They paid faster it seems. Truth, they also existed a lot longer online, a lot longer before chartering.

Huron is a society club, closed.
Buddies was first all from Chinese Toastmasters, new ones and, first payed by a benefactor. Nowadays, it is a lot more diversified.

Witty Storytellers Online, the first ever Speciality online club, was created by me with a group from which most arrived from Firebirds. We also remained members of Firebirds or other clubs we come from for long years. I am still (or again) member of Firebirds Collective, was absent only for one year.

As for now, 27 online clubs formed, and here they are from TMI website. Choose at least one! So much can be learned in an online club: online presence more and more necessary to learn too.
And a lot of camaraderie. Knowing each other most often better then from a club we can touch each other. We touch each other emotionally. We see our children. Each other rooms, most often too. Learn Zoom, that is mostly used nowadays.

15 Jan 2020

Level 2, before Level 1?

From September on, one can do, on Basecamp, the Levels in any order.

I did not like, for long time, level 2. But...The Level 2 of EH is a delight, and why not try, this time, go directly to it? Only three Projects and three, if important tasks. And one of them, Introduction to Toastmasters Mentoring is in all Paths, but this time, I can to tell about me, as protégée in a Humorous way.

What an interesting challenge!

It will take time, to complete this Level, and see how that happens. But what a great challenge to tackle all projects with wit and humor even if not specifically asked.

Last time, with Visionary Communication I just done the Research Project first in Level one, this time, one more step, outside the "usual".

14 Jan 2020

NOW we can again select a path we Completed


I tried it out for you. Plus, I decided to take a path from beginning again. The only paths not available to me, where those Active in my Basecamp that I am in Level 4 or 5 now.

I hesitated to take or not the 11th path, the one I did not try yet, but no, decided replacing rather the Humor path. Love its projects and end more.

Attention! One can continue only after choosing the web (or the other) option AND the language.

Again as bellow, we have to confirm our options before going farther. Here how it should look, before we are allowed to continue.


And again, conforming is necessary and is shown as above.
 Then only we can click on Continue and go farther. 
Take an Assessment if you hesitate which path you need, want.
I knew I wanted Engaging Humor, but looked again at its projects.


Then I looked to be sure at all projects. Only those currently I am on where forbidden. It is normal, I am doing them currently, on level 4 or 5, with long projects I can not rush.
And then finally, I was allowed to choose EH but again, had to click on Continue before. Many times, many times, first choose then click on Continue.

And finally, I was told to pay for it. That part, will not show here. All the joy for 20$ again. I was warned, the old EH transcripts will disappear. After I paid, it did not arrive instantly.  But at third look in my Basecamp, it was there!

Now, I can be again a beginner, and do the path even better, differently as last time.

13 Jan 2020

Use the Search box of this blog

I got now almost 800 posts, and do not suppose anyone will read all of them.

Interested in a subject? The Search-box is there for you. It does search inside the context.

Interested to understand more about Level 1? Best add it between "  " if not, he word Level alone is searched. Once there, you can go through different posts that come available, all with the same subject, presented differently at different times, since May 2017.

Level 1 remains still my preferred Level. I love all three projects, that have to be completed in 5 different times. Love to tell stories, love to improve on what I told, and my research in subjects I needed to learn or learn more about, helped me a lot in theses three last years.

12 Jan 2020

Where to click?

When we arrive here, the first impulse is to click on the TITLE of the path. Instead, as it is  suggested in the text, above, but written in light letters, with a lot of text bellow it, on the Bordeaux BUTTON far at its right, called OPEN curriculum. In plus, we have to click in its MIDDLE instead of the arrow pointing down. 

Alas, as we arrived here, with a name Transcript, it seems natural to choose it instead of opening the path's 5 levels, going to our path and not its description. And I am someone who prefer to learn by doing, first, so I would suggest, play with the Levels and projects that come a bit, before looking to the tutorial how to, as suggested. 

Even if parts of handling Basecamp are strange, it has the advantage of being consistent, always the same. Not only, level from level, but even Projects from Projects.