Tootling one’s own horn

June 29, 2007 at 8:26 pm 6 comments

(this has been sitting in drafts for 3 weeks.)

File under, “Tootling one’s own horn” In this case mine. Hey look everyone, I’ve learned to talk good!

Yes, I am now an official Toastmasters Competent Communicator (aka CTM).

Toot! Toot!

Yes, posts about ALA coming soon (for now here are the pix.) And more on public speaking, doing improv, library futures.


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  • 1. Janie L. Hermann  |  June 29, 2007 at 8:30 pm

    Congratulations Pete! That is an awesome achievement.

  • 2. Amy J. Kearns, MLIS  |  June 30, 2007 at 7:28 am

    That is sooo great – big congrats! And I think it is always important to “toot” one’s own horn – we actually as a whole don’t do it enough and everyone who knows you knows you are a humble enough person that when you do it you really just want to share your good news and celebrate with all! And are not doing it for any “negative” purposes/reasons… I think we should take the opportunity, especially here as a group on LG, to do that.
    🙂 Congrats!!! Amy

  • 3. K.G. Schneider  |  June 30, 2007 at 8:31 am

    This is very, very cool!

    Amy, I concur. We all need to feel more comfortable with horn-tooting.

  • 4. Sara M  |  July 2, 2007 at 8:28 am

    From one librarian toastmaster to another, congratulations! Are you going beyond the CC award? Are you going to try for the DTM? I wish more librarians were Toastmasters.

  • 5. Peter Bromberg  |  July 2, 2007 at 8:45 am

    Thanks for the comments Janie, Amy and Karen. It goes outside my comfort zone to self-tootle, so a little encouragement goes a long way 🙂

    Sara, thank you also for your congrats, and right back at you! I’m going to be doing a post on Toastmasters (At toast post?) to talk about how we’ve set up a “corporate” chapter for S. Jersey librarians. I am going to continue on with Toastmasters, not with any goals (i.e. DTM) other than to continue to improve as a public speaker.

  • 6. Amy J. Kearns, MLIS  |  July 2, 2007 at 9:15 pm

    I need a librarians’ toast masters!

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