17 Nov 2019

For a brand new to Pathways

So many details not clear and may go wrong for someone NEW to Pathways! 

Yesterday, I had a coaching (mentoring?) with a new member. She was lost in the Transcript mode because she clicked on the Project Name instead of the MIDDLE of the Launch button. Or to arrow down and asked to know details... Nor of them ok. 

Once we get USED to click on middle of brown buttons, we do not think any more. 

But so many places and movements, we can get lost, before!

Here is one of my for Active Paths that I work now, this one is the last. And yes, beside that I wanted, needed to research on Diabetes2, as I was diagnosed with it recently, also wanted to see if I may do any project beside Icebreaker at the beginning. As not so long ago, for more then two years, till we did not finish Icebreaker, we could not even Activate any other path (they are called Curriculum). 

Now, we can. Begin with any project from any level. Of course, till we did not finish all projects from a Level, we can not get recognized that we were awarded that level, in Basecamp. At Club Awards level, we can only declare Level by Level. From one to five, in order. They are still not connected at all. 

In above picture, it is also shown, how to Logout from Basecamp. We remain still logged in to TMI, and as I did this morning, can for example, in Welcome Julie! my profile, lookout for my Education Awards. I just received one at the Division Contest, I did not attend, for having finished a Path and attributed it to my London club from that Division H. Last year was SR level 5, this year TC level 5: for which one was it? 

Tomorrow, I will describe all the points where we had to clear confusions with Carla, a new Toastmaster, very eager to learn. We worked through Zoom, sometimes, she showed me her screen, other times me, mine. 

16 Nov 2019

14 Nov 2019

Michelle 5th Path Icebreaker: How we begun pathways

2017 Spring, Online Toastmasters are "undistricted" they were a year from Launching Pathways, but a group of us was determined not to wait.

12 Nov 2019

Where I find The Navigator and FAQ

We do not have to login to get there and we can learn so much from the new Navigator! I call it "new" but it has been now with us from January.

The same place, but have to login, find FAQ about Pathways, choose a path, and so on.

11 Nov 2019

Telling, retelling story evolves.

First, it was Hidden identity, during the 2008/9 financial regression.
Then it become Mistaken Identity, the title of the night theme in Canal Cafe Theatre.

For me, it was a turning point of my life. I realised, I can make audience laugh and decided, to learn as much as possible about humor.
Here is the Mistaken identity tale filmed from a lateral point of view by Spark London when I performed.

Same performance. At a Toastmasters. Club,
in the iframe so - even an ipad could see it.

AND somehow it is different when one listen to it,
I think we could learn from each kind when we relisten or relook
- and not only the evident English mistakes I made during the telling -

My body language, facial expression and even voice variety got better
but I have still far to go! And I do not rush out (most of the time) after a performance.

I am most pleased that this serious message got well across and so much laugher too: it did decide me to learn about "how to make laugh with intention" not only by chance. At 2'7 the audience begun to laugh when I stripped, took out my tee-shirt, and they never stopped.

Sound track of the story I told at Canal Café Theatre