HIGI- Bridging the Language Gap

At this week HIGI, Sandy Robb will give a speech entitled “Bridging the Language Gap

Do you ever wish we all spoke the same language? Wouldn’t life be easier if we could always understand each other?

Sandy Robb is a Toastmaster, a story teller and a wannabe writer. She will use her story telling experience to guide us through some challenges she has encountered with language in areas you may not previously have thought of as a language gap.

After her speech she invites you to share your experiences in finding common ground.

HIGI- Inspiration to Tell Your Story

At this week HIGI, Joe Milakovic, also known as “Hollywood Joe”, will give a speech entitled “Inspiration to Tell Your Story”. He will be sharing some personal stories and teaching you how to Tell Your Story.


Joe is an international inspirational speaker and active Toastmaster. Passionate about speaking and zooming through U.S and Canada giving over 80 speeches in 90 days, an ultra-marathon trail runner.

HIGI- Landmark Leadership Lessons

What makes for an effective leader? What are the key leadership qualities that we should possess? How can we learn from great leaders of the past? Can history teach us about leadership?

Kunal Taravade tackles these questions as he describes 3 examples of great leaders in history and their attributes in his speech titled:

Landmark Leadership Lessons

Kunal works for a software company in Portland, Oregon in the field of computer chip design. He is the author of many scientific papers and holds over 25 US patents.One of his areas of interest is the impact of technology on humanity. In his talk, Kunal will describe the concept of Artificial Intelligence, its uses and misuses, and its impact on individuals and society.

HIGI-You are Enough!

Our HIGI speaker this week, has self-published a book entitled “Musings of a Madman I Married – Inspiration to Tell Your Story”. She will tell her story about her interest and passion with E.F.T. also known as “Tapping”. An evidence-based self-help therapeutic modality. The presentation’s title is: “You are Enough! – Discovering Emotional Freedom”

HIGI- What if?

If you had the opportunity to learn in advance that one of your genes puts you at risk for a health issue that could change the course of your life, what would you do? Would you rather not know, and continue living as you are?  Or would you rather be forewarned?

Our speaker, Sandy Robb, a Toastmaster and a storyteller, recently was faced with that kind of decision. She will share her situation with you, and her reasons for the choice she made. Afterward, she encourages you to discuss your thoughts on how you handle the “what if” situations in your life.

HIGI- Deep Thoughts

Have you ever had to deal with something that did not go according to plan? Something  you couldn’t change or fix until you changed your approach?

Sandy Robb, our presenter, will share experiences from her years as a scuba instructor,  most recently focusing on teaching people with disabilities to dive. The challenges her students have overcome and the resilience they have demonstrated have taught her valuable lessons in perspective, persistence and positivity.

Sandy is a Distinguished Toastmaster, and a PADI scuba instructor with forty years of diving experience – thirty of that as an instructor. She has been diving on six of our seven continents – ranging from diving with sharks in tropical waters to diving under ice in Iceland and in Ontario.