Toastmasters ‘Clicks and Bricks’ … hybrid online/physical clubs .. a brief report.

Background: I’m currently a member of four Toastmasters clubs, having rejoined Toastmasters in Brisbane, Australia, about two years ago. I was also a member of multiple other clubs in my previous Toastmasters membership, in the 1980s. But all those clubs, and three of my existing clubs, are ‘traditional’ clubs – in the sense that they…

Rear View Microphone podcast 010

Here’s the Tenth episode of Rear View Microphone – the weekly podcast covering Travel, and Tourism, and Cruising, and Communications, and Arts and Entertainment, and Politics and more … This week – lots of cruise news – including a look at why gastro outbreaks occur – and why they are so newsworthy; in  table-top games news,…

Rear View Microphone podcast 009

Here’s the ninth episode of Rear View Microphone – the weekly podcast covering Travel, and Tourism, and Cruising, and Communications, and Arts and Entertainment, and Politics and more … This week – in cruise news Bali terror threats stop ships from sailing to the Indonesian holiday hotspot; in arts news, we look at recycling ideas;  in…

Wed Workshop: ‘Intrinsic’ motivators

Money may seem like the main motivator for many people – but what if it’s not? What if there are other ‘first-order’ motivators that we ignore at our peril? I’ve just come from a meeting where a speaker pointed out that extrinsic motivators like money, fame, and praise are all important – but beyond a certain point,…

Rear View Microphone podcast 008

Here’s the eighth episode of Rear View Microphone – the weekly podcast covering Travel, and Tourism, and Cruising, and Communications, and Arts and Entertainment, and Politics and more … This week – lots of cruise news – including saying farewell to some Aussie and Kiwi favourites; in  table-top games news, we look at lying with a…

Rear View Microphone podcast 007

Here’s the seventh episode of Rear View Microphone – the weekly podcast covering Travel, and Tourism, and Cruising, and Communications, and Arts and Entertainment, and Politics and more … This week – lots of cruise news – including passengers having rocks thrown at them in Port Vila, but also lots of ‘good news’ stories about cruising; in…