Sunday, August 23, 2009

The Leadership Bus - Ted Corcoran

"Great leaders unleash the collective talent and passion of people toward the right goal." Dr. Stephen Covey, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People

"Your ability to negotiate, communicate, influence, and persuade others to do things is absolutely indispensable to everything you accomplish in life. The most effective men and women in every area are those who can quite competently organize the coorperation and assistance of other people toward the accomplishment of important goals and objectives". Brian Tracy

My Lt. Governor of Education & Training, Bil Lewis, DTM bought and presented me a copy of The Leadership Bus - How to be a Truly Effective and Successful Leader, by Past International President, Ted Corcoran. I read it today and found some helpful tips to assist me on my leadership journey as the District 31 Governor. AND I am planning on buying his books for our District Bookstore as well.

Ted is a sweet gentleman from Dublin, Ireland. We shared some enjoyable moments during the August 2009 Toastmasters International Convention at the MGM - Foxwoods. We sat at the same table during the leadership luncheon and I learned some interesting history about TM and about Ted. He would be a great resource to use for writing a book on TM. Ted also hosts the evening Sing-A-Longs. He gave a nice memorial tribute to Past District 31 Governor, Charlie Keane.

Ted Corcoran is the owner of "Ted Corcoran & Associates" based in Dublin. His company offers one on one communication coaching, seminars on leadership, management, communication and presentation skills.

Ted has been a member of Toastmasters International, since 1985 and is still an active member in Fingal Toastmasters club. Toastmasters is the world's leading communication and leadership organisation, with currently over 220,000 members, in 11,000 clubs, in 90 countries around the globe.

Ted served as the organisation's International President in 2003-2004, after having served as District Governor of the UK and Ireland, and International Director for the rest of the world outside North America for two years. Altogether he has spent seven years on the International Board of Toastmasters International. He has delivered presentations in the US, Canada, South Africa, Australia, United Arab Emirates, Germany, Denmark and many times in the UK and Ireland.


The Leadership Bus

The Leadership Bus Book is now available to buy. We use PayPal to accept credit and debit cards. You do not need a PayPal account to purchase the book. For your security we will only deliver to your billing address.

The book costs €10. Delivery to Ireland and Northern Ireland is €2.50. Delivery to everywhere else is €4.00.

If you live in Ireland or Northern Ireland please use the following button to buy the book:

"The Leadership Bus" Ted Corcoran & Associates Baldoyle, Dublin 13, Ireland. Phone: 087-256-3604 E-mail:


rob said...

Good post. Did you pick this up at the convention? I don't remember seeing it for sale.

Sherri Raftery, M. Ed. said...

Hi Rob,

Thank you! Yes Ted's Books - Leadership Bus were being sold at the Convention. My LGET Bil bought me one (!).