My Toastmasters Speech – Don’t Let Setbacks Change The Incredible You

In March of 2012, I entered the annual club contest for my Toastmasters Public Speaking group. It was a great experience, and I was runner up to a very worthy contestant. I actually had the presentation recorded that night, but  “technical difficulties” prevented  me from uploading it. I enjoyed the experience, and wanted to share it with you. So I recreated it from the comfort of my own home the next day.

We have all been through bumps in the roads in our lives, and the key to personal and professional success is how we fight through each setback, to still become who we really want to be.


About Tim Mushey

Dynamic and energized sales rep, mentor and leader since 1999. This blog will be about sales, social networking, personal branding, leadership, music and having some laughs! Don’t be surprised if I mix it up on occasion, and talk about something totally different! I thrive on being part of successful, forward thinking teams. I am ready to go from the moment my feet hit the floor each morning, with the expectation that new adventures will be coming my way. It is rare that there isn't a smile on my face, as I take it all in, and have some fun along the way!

Posted on March 8, 2012, in Success, Tim's YouTube Videos, Toastmasters and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 9 Comments.

  1. Tim, soo sorry you lost the take from the club, I have a feeling it was even better , but this was very good. I lo e Toastmasters for everyone, and your quick success in contest mode is another proof of the program’s effectiveness.

    On a personal note, I am crazy for the way you pronounce the word toast..even better than the classic Kanuck out! Keep it up, Tim.

    • Hey Pamela! Thanks for taking the time to respond. It was kind of a bummer losing the recording, but I am glad to have recreated it from home too. I will tape more Toastmasters in the future. I am certainly loving the experiences it is giving me. Glad you like the accent. You know us Canadians – “eh” !

  2. Great speech Tim, way to go! Leslie

  3. Tim…we have a lot in common, I too had a stutter problem
    at childhood through my teens that made me grow thick skin. Great video,I totally relate to what was said, made me watch it twice…. As of today I will rejuvenate-refocus-reset!

    Thanks for sharing pal!


    • Hey Stan. Thank you so much for taking the time to comment. Apparently 1% of the population stutters, so it was only a matter of time until I met somebody online! It means a lot that you took the time to watch the video twice. Glad it meant something to you. I think we should have a phone conversation to catch up some time! I never spent much time speaking to fellow stutters over the years. And yes, rejuventae-refocus-reset is a great idea! Chat soon..

  4. Hey,Tim — thanks for stopping by to read a post on Mindful at Work. After listening to your speech, I would say we have a similar perspective on some things–learning from challenges and using the information to move forward toward better things. By the way, I’m also in Toastmasters (Vikings Club #591). One of our long-time members also overcame his stuttering problem and is, today, the best speaker in our club.


    • Hi Sharon! Thanks for taking the time to stop by and comment! I really appreciate it. I enjoyed your post this morning. Glad you are in Toastmasters as well. It is a wonderful program isn’t it? Glad to see a fellow stutterer has faced their fears head on and is doing well in Toastmasters as well! Thanks again…

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