October 24th, 2008 . by Tonya Zavasta
This article was published in the Toastmaster magazine.
You owe it to yourself, and to your audience, to look your best. I am NOT about “Dress for Success.” That’s old hat, and you want to hear something new. Mark Twain said: “Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence in society.” However, I want to talk about something your clothing CANNOT conceal. I’m talking about your health. Your health as it shows–and it WILL show, whatever you’re wearing. The bottom line: I want to talk to you about how you look as a speaker. Read the rest of this entry »
January 1st, 2008 . by Tonya Zavasta
There’s nothing like a good old-fashioned home-cooked meal…That friendly, familiar saying is as venerable as home itself as warm and welcoming as June Cleaver hefting a big ol’ pot-roast for Wally and Ward and the Beaver. And infinitely more deadly.
People are dying daily at the hand of a silent killer. That killer is acrylamide, a cancer-causing chemical found in heat-processed food. Yes, all of us good parents, prepping and serving those good old home-cooked meals…we could be putting ourselves and our families at risk without knowing it. Read the rest of this entry »