Archive for April, 2012

How to Overcome Your Stage Fright. – Gregory Brown – Toastmaster Extraordinaire!

Gregory Brown is a the president of the North Delta Power Talkers, Toastmasters organization.

Greg Brown

Greg Brown

Wow!  That is a mouthfull!

Greg has been involved for two years and has achieved the distinction of "Advance Communicator Bronze", "Competent Leadership" and recently won the area Speech Evaluation contest.   Greg will be competing in the upcoming District Evaluation Contest.

When does he sleep?  He is also a full time financial adviser with Desjardins Financial Security Independent Network.

Every Toastmaster speech is a project with a specific objective to develop different aspects of speaking.  Greg is working on what is called an 'advance' manual which has different themes and objectives.  This project is from the "Public Relations" manual and is designed to mimic skills required for a radio program.  The objectives of the speech are:  Present a positive image of you and your company on a simulated radio talk show.  Prepare a talk designed to build goodwill toward an organization presenting factual information.  Prepare for questions to be asked of you during a radio interview.

Greg's objective for this podcast is to hi-light Toastmasters as an organization and emphasize his involvement with the group.

Toastmasters is the leading movement devoted to making effective oral communication a worldwide reality.  Through its member clubs, Toastmasters International helps men and women learn the arts of speaking, listening and thinking - vital skills that promote self-actualization, enhance leadership potential, foster human understanding and contribute to the betterment of mankind.

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Gregory (Greg) L. Brown

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Associate Manager

Desjardins Financial Security Independent Network


The 4-Man of Finance – Alexander Potter

When you walk into a room full of people at a networking meeting, you are sure to find Alexander Potter there.  You will know it, because of his infectious laugh and fabulous voice.

Alexander Potter

Alexander Potter

I first met Lex at a networking meeting, High Output Business Network, and I heard this wouderful voice and resounding laugh from across the room.  It caused me to turn to see who this was coming from, and I just had to meet this person!
Well, it turned out to be The 4Man of Finance, Alexander Potter!
Alexander Potter was born in the island paradise of Antigua, in the Caribbean.  Alexander's early years were shared between there, England, Guyana and Barbados.
...I love Barbados!...but I digress...
After you add his years living in Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto and both Vancouvers (BC and Washington State) it's fair to say that Alexander has lived in a wide variety of situations, cultures and climates.  This gives him a unique, multifaceted perspective and appreciation for people and situations.  He has turned this asset into a valuable tool to help those around him.
Alexander constantly strives to be a better man in order to serve those with whom he comes in contact.  His primary passions include his family (Cindi his Honey, Honey his dog, 4 step children and 4 grandchildren), golf, and life.
He lives his passion for increasing financial literacy by helping his clients find their voice with relation to their finances so that they experience the greater confidence and control that comes with having a Financial Plan.
When you have the opportunity of meeting with Alexander, you must ask him to share some of his great stories about people he has helped.  He shares one in this interview that you will enjoy!
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