Halloween, France

Before arriving in London, I was mostly playing around with photos and slides, like this one special Halloween, created 11 years ago in France, in Paris and around Paris photos, taken by me, and a software with special effects on my then Window laptop. 2 min

Julie at Online Officers 'Pathways Pioneers' meeting

Beside what I said there, at the Online Alliance special Pathways meeting, you can find in this video also a few bits from what others said. To publish more form them, have to ask each's permission. 

But we prepare. 
I would say "we are prepared".

Most of our clubs are Advanced, and it's members at least Dual. Some are in 8 clubs!
So between us we have Pathways Guides, Pathways Chief Ambassadors and Ambassadors, Path Proficient (finished a path already), and many already working in the Pathways program.


"Grow" and Julie Kertesz on the wall

Vic Lendal preparing his speech for the Conference, speaking before audience. But before he begins to speak, he does prepare also, as Sudha does a mind map. 

Today, it is the third time that suddenly I hear about a mind map software and even of Tony Buzan who did propose it the first time.

Paul also send me a mind map and pic with him.

And before Vic speaks, he does this kind of mind mapping about it, he told us about it tonight at Royal Roads online meeting. Noon for them, evening for me in London.

And here is his presentation so different, and at the same time following what he decided to do.

A good surprise for me this morning, to be not only given as example, but shown the interaction between us, that took place through the Zoom platform's Share Screen a few days ago. Yes, I told Vic to use as he wants, any part of it, but did not suspect this. 

Great conference, well I found out only "conference preparation" and to me of course it seems even better with me on the wall...  Haha. I loved not only his verve and arguments, but also the importance of telling stories, remembered and used also. Vic practicing, what he recommends.


From speaker to Trainer, from beginner to Pioneer.

I begun this blog when I got my (second) CC, the first after 30 years of absence from Toastmasters clubs. I did practice my public speaking between the two in my professional life. You followed me from 2009 or you just arrived here today?

I learned, went into the Education Program as far as it is possible, got "distinguished toastmaster" once and the second time went to the Advanced communicator Gold, the highest communication award again. But I already knew by then the Manuals and felt the need to go ... Pathways. I did. Soon I will be one of the panelist's online.

In my online club, Witty Storytellers Online, we have some experienced "pathways pioneers" and also new in pathways: in all 65% of us already "in". Sudha Mani who designed this flyer, just begun 2 weeks ago Pathways and she is already finishing her "level 1" she become as passionate, as me. Or more.

Pathways is a new Education Program in Toastmasters International, and it is introduced step by step, region by region. I succeeded to get on it end March 2017, almost 7 month ago and lived in it, lived through it, decided to help the transition from the Legacy Program to the new one as much as I could. All, that depended on me. That was my "vision" and decision, as I finished my first path : Visionary Communication. 

In November, if I am still here and healthy enough, I will finish my second path, Presentation Mastery. The name we get when we finish a path is "proficient in". Well, we just begin, but for sure, in the 5 levels in each we do learn a lot. 

I begun a new blog: PathwaysExperience, and neglected a little this one, as I try to write day by day something new about how I experience the new educational program called Toastmasters Pathways and also progress in my Path. I have two other path I begun, so a lot more to learn and speak, soon. Their title, does not reflect as well as it should, in my opinion the content, but now I learned to look inside and chose after how the projects inside are different of the other paths. I will add also a link to it in this blog.


Some of Zoom Screen sharing offerings

They added so many things to Zoom that I never tried out, and also to blogger from google!
Here, I tried to record only the Flickr screen and see what can I do with it through Zoom share screen.
In this video a short two minutes where I show my photos in different ways. This is just a test, but it could be really interesting and I could add and tell stories about them. So easy to do!