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AIR DATE: August 22, 2011

If you've noticed some hot air rising from Bally's Hotel-Casino this week, it may have something to do with the the Toastmasters International Convention this week. Tomorrow, the finals of the World Championship of Public Speaking will be held to close out the convention. We meet the group's leaders and two of the finalists ahead of their speeches for the big finals.
Pat Johnson. Pres, Toastmasters International
Daniel Rex, Exec Dir, Toastmasters International
Jeffrey Purtee, World Championship Finalist, Reno
Olivia Scholfield, World Championship Finalist, Berlin, Germany
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    Jeffrey, you never cease to inspire me my good friend. The kicker is that what you say on radio here are words of yours that I've heard before from no one else but you, the exact way you say them. That consistence in who you really are places remarkably strategically in your ability to keep inspiring me. Kudos to you, Sir. "Always a pleasure, my friend" I guess you recognize those words :)
    Andrew KasoziAug 22, 2011 14:34:35 PM
    Your Toastmasters guests said it just the way it is! I was proud of their responses to your questions. Las Vegas' contestant - Scott Pritchard - is in the finals tomorrow morning! Break a lip, Scott!
    Dianne HunterAug 19, 2011 16:03:11 PM
    Very interesting story, and it looks like my girlfriend is right- I don't smile either. I have to consciously smile or I "must be in a bad mood."
    RyanAug 19, 2011 10:22:04 AM
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