Encouraging Encounters

Mittie Blackburn, ACS, ALB

Clearly Speaking Toastmasters

Abilene, Texas

Toastmasters helped me become a much better encourager. Now, I motivate by encouragement rather than criticism. I still point out areas for improvement, but sandwiched between praise (like evaluations).

I attended the Spring 2011 Conference after accepting a leadership role. There, I went to a presentation about changing your mindset. I purchased the book offered.

“Aha” moment: Now, this book is prompting me to change my entire life. What a benefit!

“I am much better at thinking before I speak, and planning what to say in an effective and meaningful way.”


by Jodie Sanders