Posted in Writer Musings

Take Me To Task…I Need To Blog

Goodness Gracious, Dear Bloggites!  I have been slacking off!  It has been three days (THREE) since I last blogged, and you guys are not taking me to task.  I need to be hollered at to keep on top of blogging, so I can share what is going on in my Journey I call Life. 🙂IMG_0432.  All that said, here is what has kept me from blogging to you Awesome People:

First, I started working my list from 2017 now 2018 and have started walking with my dog, Ragonk, and 4 of 7 in the Familial Unit (Debbie) and her dog, Pepper.  I have found that just walking an hour a day, I have so much more energy, and OMG – Ragonk LOVES to go for walks!  Just look at this grin on his face!

The Two-Faced Truth by Roy & Dee KaySecond, I have been offered a guest post on The Floating Thoughts Blog for providing an honest review on their book, The Two-Faced Truth, and have been working on that.  I am so touched and excited for this opportunity to reach new people with my written work.  I don’t want to disappoint anyone, so I am being extra picky about the story line.Paisley Showing 03-24-2018

Third, today I went and showed support for 1 of 7 in the Familial Unit (Kathy) as she and her beautiful dog, Paisley, competed in the Fort Worth Kennel Club All Breeds Show.  I am proud to say Miss Paisley won first place in her category (dachshund puppies), not too shabby for her second show.  My sister has done an amazing job with her.  In the two shows she has done so far, Paisley has won first place in one or multiple categories. 🙂

WORD EmblemFourth, I attended my first WORDfest 2.0 today.  WORD means Writer Organizations ‘Round Dallas.  This was their second annual WORDfest where they invite published authors and specialists in the craft of writing to do breakout sessions for the writers in the area.  My BFF, Tracy, went with me to show her support on my writing dream. 🙂

Fifth, I went to my monthly Off The Cuff Toastmasters meeting tonight.  I was assigned the “Funmaster” role, so I created this fun exercise for the members to do at the meeting.  I created some nifty flower pops that had an action written at the back for the member to do while passing the homemade Bling Milk Can to the next member who had to pick.  Everyone laughed and got some exercise.  I thought I did a pretty good job for a moments creativity.

All in all, as you can see, I have been busy thus the delayed posting on this blog.  I promise I will get back to posting at least every other day.  Until then, Dear Bloggites, let me know what you would like me to talk about, share, discuss, or review.  Smooches!

~4-Ever, P

 

Posted in Toastmasters

MidCities Achievers

Wow!  We had a Fabulous Meeting tonight for our MidCities Achievers Toastmasters Club.  We had 7 guests & 3 outstanding speakers lined up.

All the speakers did an exceptional job, Tinashe talked about being a Servant Leader, something near and dear to his heart, which wrapped up his 10th speech making him officially a Competent Communicator! 🙂

Our second speaker was Felicia, and man oh man, was she on Fiyah! 🙂 She was pitching the sale of a smile!  Can you believe it, selling a smile?  She has the smile to give the pitch, swing, and homerun!

Our final speaker of the night was the ever enjoyable, Kathy.  She put her ‘Kathy’ twist on giving effective evaluations to all present.  I can really use the advice since I will be competing in the Evaluation Contest for both my clubs (different areas, though).

Our seven guests: Jeffery, Fahim, Brad, Kirk, Calvin, Rick, & Arun were very encouraged and enjoyed the meeting immensely.  I believe everyone is planning on returning to our club in two weeks (after the holiday).

All in all, Fabulous Meeting, Fabulous People, & a Fabulous program are what I witnessed tonight. I am SO PROUD to call myself a member of MidCities Achievers! 🙂

Wondering what makes us so appealing to guests, come see us.  We meet every Monday at 6:30pm in the HEB Hospital Conference Building.  Check us out, Dear Bloggites, you won’t be disappointed, I guarantee it!

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~4-Ever, P

Posted in Toastmasters

The Road To Success Is Waiting For You!! Wow, It IS!!!

This past weekend was such a Blast!!! My BFF, Tracy, and I attended the District 25 Conference for Toastmasters for the first time!!! OMG…I met such FABU people and made new lifelong friends!!!

We were treated like Royalty…as you know, Dear Bloggites, and I AM Royalty (at least in my mind…LOL). We had great food, great games, great speeches, great presenters, and great people! I am so stoked from the information I heard and learned great things from wonderful people. Can I say it enough, Dear Bloggites, GREAT PEOPLE!

I am going to shoot for the International Conference (I had the pleasure of meeting our International President Elect-Michael Notaro) so I can go and support my fellow Toastmaster, Loren (he is from the division my club is a member of, so proud!) PLUS it is in Las Vegas, where I have NEVER been and have always wanted to go experience.

Yes, I cannot say enough about how fabulous this weekend was, Verna and all her assistants did a great job putting on a great conference for all involved. Chuck Menke graced me with the pleasure of working the registration table for a short time so I could feel as if I did a little bit to help and I met Miz Linda and Rose…two funny gals from the club Afterburners in Fort Worth.

So if you are interested in getting better speaking skills, meeting new friends, making new connections go to our Toastmasters International website www.toastmasters.org and find a club near you!

So, Dear Bloggites, I shall end my short but sweet blog for the day and remember to find your Wow Moment every day of your life!

~4-Ever, P