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My Favorite Four Letter Word - Toastmasters Speech 3

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 17, 2012 12:58:00 PM / by Colleen Carney

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Do you have a favorite four letter word? A word that gets you so excited you have to control your urges to use it.

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Organize Speech - What Not to Do When the FBI Knocks at Your Door?

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 16, 2011 4:03:00 PM / by Colleen Carney posted in Toastmasters

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Another speech completed in the Toastmaster competent communication book. This time I tackle how to organize a speech.  In this true tale about what no to do when the FBI knocks at your door.

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HubSpot's Toastmasters - The Ice Breaker Speech

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 20, 2011 9:31:00 AM / by Colleen Carney posted in Travel, Toastmasters

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This summer HubSpot formed a Toastmaster's Club. The idea is that we all become 'Competent Communicatiors'... over time. Each week club members either give a 5-7 minute speech or they can participate in one of the leadership roles. The first speech you give is the Ice breaker speech. In this speech you are tasked with talking about yourself. Check out my Ice breaker speech below. 

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Ballroom Dancing in Boston for 'Baby'

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 11, 2011 10:53:00 AM / by Colleen Carney posted in Just for Fun

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A few months ago the deal-of-the-day website, Buy With Me, sent me an offer I couldn't refuse. The offer - 5 classes of Private Ballroom Dancing lessons. My heart raced as I quickly swept up the coupon. Visions of me dancing like Jennifer Gray (aka 'Baby') did in Dirty Dancing danced in my head.

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MS 150 Cape Cod Getaway - Thank You Donors

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 27, 2011 8:03:00 PM / by Colleen Carney posted in Cape Cod Getaway

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This past weekend I rode my road bike 158 miles in the MS 150 - Cape Cod Getaway to help find a cure for Multiple Sclerosis. I would not have been able to complete this ride without the help of my friends and family. Thank you!

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Good times: Visiting Portland, Maine in June

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 24, 2011 2:56:00 PM / by Colleen Carney posted in Travel

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I recently went on a staycation to Portland, ME for some good times, chowda, and Allagash beer. I figured visiting Portland, Maine in June would be the perfect time to catch some nice weather and not as many tourists... 

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Emerging America Festival - Fornicated From the Beatles

[fa icon="calendar'] May 18, 2011 6:30:00 PM / by Colleen Carney posted in Theater

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Fornicated From the Beatles" was part of last week's Emerging America Festival in the Boston/Cambridge area. The festival featured groundbreaking performances by American artists. Mikhael Garver was a featured artists and is the director and one of the authors of the play “Fornicated From the Beatles"; which was in the festival

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The MS Cape Cod Getaway & How to Ride a Road Bike

[fa icon="calendar'] May 13, 2011 3:40:00 PM / by Colleen Carney posted in Cape Cod Getaway, Cycling

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I picked up the healthy activity of cycling last year. A good friend of mine has Multiple Sclerosis  and each year a group of his friends ride in the Cape Cod Getaway - National MS Society Bike Event.

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Tonya Harding & Nancy Kerrigan Rock Opera?

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 11, 2011 1:01:00 PM / by Colleen Carney posted in Theater

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Did I get your attention...Yes it is true they really did make a rock opera out of the ever popular sordid skating saga that shocked the nation seventeen years ago.

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