New online postings of videos of Mark Henkel’s speeches.

Mark Henkel Recommends Joe Grondin

Having Joe Grondin as my mentor and coach changed everything for my public speaking growth!

– Here is the video of my recommendation of public speaking mentor, Joe Grondin. –



Hi everyone!
My name is Mark Henkel.
I am a Distinguished Toastmaster and a Professional Speaker with the tagline,
“You Can Do This!”

I’ve been fortunate to speak at the same venue as
Supreme Court Justices and Presidential Candidates.

But I have to tell you,
having Joe Grondin as my mentor and coach
changed everything for my public speaking growth!

What it’s like to learn from Joe Grondin…
it can best be shown with three Numbers:
6, 9, and 27.
What those numbers reveal is the difference between
Adding, Multiplying, and Exponentiating.

These are the 3 speeds that you can develop your public speaking skills.
You can do it by yourself,
and you’ll be ADDING,
like 3+3 equals 6.
Or, you can go find a mentor,
and you’ll be MULTIPLYING skills,
like 3×3 equals 9.
Or. you can learn from Joe Grondin,
where you’ll be EXPONENTIATING your skillset,
like 3 to the 3rd power equals 27.

It’s up to you:
Adding, Multiplying, or Exponentiating;
6, 9, or 27.

When you’re ready to EXPONENTIATE your growth of public speaking,
do what I do:
Have Joe Grondin as your mentor and coach!

You Can Do This!

I was so honored to later also see that Joe posted this video on his facebook. He is so fantastic!

With Joe’s approval, the video is now public on my own youtube channel, as
Mark Henkel Recommends Joe Grondin

Competing in District 45 Table Topics Contest – May 17, 2015

Having earned/won my way up (past the lower levels), I was honored to compete in the District 45 Toastmasters Table Topics ™ Contest, conducted at the District 45 Toastmasters Spring Conference, on May 15-17, 2015, at the Radisson Hotel in Manchester, New Hampshire.

The embedded video here (above) shows the impromptu speech I gave in response to the following question:
“What childhood toy did you want that you never received as a child?”

This was a particularly difficult question for contestants (such as myself) who had not had that specific experience. Although I did not have a directly personal experience in my own life with which to more easily answer the Table Topics ™ question, I still gave a fun & creative answer.

Overall, the Table Topics ™ contest was truly fun, and the other contestants gave some fantastic replies!

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Receiving the 2015 Triple Crown Toastmasters Award (Repeat Achiever)

I earned an award at the District 45 Toastmasters Spring Conference last weekend, on May 15-17, 2014, at the Radisson Hotel in Manchester, New Hampshire: the “Triple Crown” award in the current 2014-2015 year.

This is another achievement that I have been able to consistently earn each year.

    To date, this is my track record:

  • 2014-2015 – Triple Crown: CC, CL, CL
  • 2013-2014 – Triple Crown: ALS, DTM, CL
  • 2012-2013 – Triple Crown: CC, CL, ALB
  • 2011-2012 – Triple Crowns: CC, ALB, ACS, CL, ACG, ALB
  • 2010-2011 – Triple Crown: CC, ACB, CL

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NOTE: A Triple Crown refers to achieving 3 Educational Awards in Toastmasters within one fiscal year. The letters are acronyms for
Competent- or Advanced-
-Communicator or -Leader
Distinguished Toastmaster DTM = Advanced Communicator Gold + Advanced Leader Silver

Because this is not the first time that I have earned this award, I was also warded an extra bonus gift as a “Repeat Achiever:” this blue branded coffee cup.

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