Speak To Inspire TM Club Picnic

Summer Picnic Event Brings Out Members From Other Clubs

Speak to Inspire TM Picnic

What a fantastic picnic event we had Wednesday August 2nd at noon at Chingacousy Park. This is a regular meeting time for Speak to Inspire Toastmasters Club located in the Centre for Education & Training, Brampton East campus, 263 Queen St East Unit 14, in Brampton. This is a great public noon hour club that gets a lot of newcomers to Canada in the center wanting to improve their communication and language skills. 

The picnic was a great success as you can see with all the lovely food that everyone brought. Thank you for all for your generous contributions. This blog is to not just encourage other clubs but to 'challenge' othere clubs to take advantage of the free facilities around your community and invite other club members in the area like we did to make it a fantastic area event. We had the pleasure of having our Area 34 Director Cindy Tate, Division B Director Maheeza Mohamed, D86 Public Relations Manager Matthew Ogbulafor and Area 33 Director and club member Patricia James. I'd also like to thank members from Rogers TM and City of Brampton TM for coming out. 

On Aug 9th from 12-1pm we will be having a Tall Tales Contest to warm us up for the Humourous Speech and Table Topics Contest and we have been able to recruit outside members from our area to come out and help out our small club. If interested in coming out for a visit please contact Tuula Redditt.

Also check out our clubs blog page Speak to Inspire TM_Wordpress

 

Region of Peel Open House

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The theme was “Gratitude” and featured two amazing speakers: Region of Peel member and 2016 Humorous District winner, Patricia Williams, and Keynote speaker, Elaine Barnes. 

Patricia spoke about her journey and the benefits of Toastmasters and how it not only helped her to win the Humorous Speech Contest but also helped her confidence (both at work and in her everyday life) and has inspired her to ‘want’ to do her best. Also, a member of the Region of Peel’s Executive Leadership Team, Janette Smith, gave greetings to attendees.

Elaine Barnes spoke of the benefits of Toastmasters within the correctional institutions as well as her struggles while working within corrections facilities. It was an eye opener for many as Elaine described the daily lifestyle of an inmate and volunteers.

There were some laughs and questions and all seemed to enjoy the event. After the event, attendees had a meet and greet with the speakers while enjoying great food as well as stopping by the information desk. There were magazines as well as various informational items about Toastmasters.

The event attracted over 50 people. It was a great turnout with great food and provided for a greatopportunity for many staff and visitors to learn about Toastmasters.

I (Event & Committee Chair ) would like to thank the committee members (Asha Hassan, Ben Yee, Eucharia Igwe, Anila Lalani, Rosanna Bullock and Leslie Benfield) for all of their hard work. I would also like to thank Paul Lewkowicz, Puneet Parhar, Bill Nicholson and Agnes D’Souza who volunteered their time to help with the event.

Hilary Sandiford

Treasurer
Region of Peel Toastmasters – Club#583417

Grimsby Toastmasters Open House June 19th

Welcome to Grimsby Toastmasters Open House Event with Featured Speaker Roger Caesar

Date: Monday June 19, 2017
Reception: 6:30 - 7:00 PM
Presentations: 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Venue: Grimsby Secondary School - Cafeteria
Address: 5 Boulton Ave. Grimsby, ON
Featured Speaker: Roger Caesar, Two Time Semi-finalist in the World Championships of Public Speaking
Additional Guests: Greg Lewis & Charlie Kennedy - Effective Evaluation Demo
Finger Foods & Refreshments!
Grimsby TMOpenHouse

 

Musings of An Outgoing Executive - Lincoln Road Toastmasters

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Incoming 2017-18 Executive, Lincoln Road Toastmasters

We asked the members of our outgoing executive to send us a few thoughts on their experiences this year being part of our club leadership team. For some of us, this was our first time on an executive and others are more seasoned.

Read about their 2016-17 year at Lincoln Road:

Sargent-at-Arms:

Anthony Wikkerink - I've been SAA for a year, and was mentored for a few months in the previous year. I really enjoyed the role. I loved helping set up and clean up the room as well as the other responsibilities. I also don't like being in the spotlight that much. Sure, the SAA introduces the meeting, but no one really talks about them much elsewhere, except during the executive meeting.

I expected a light role with few responsibilities. What I got was a role with a lot of responsibility attached to it, but I grew a lot as a Toastmaster.. The SAA doesn't have to do everything, since most of the role is delegation it’s a lot of responsibility.

I would recommend anyone who wants to learn delegation and taking responsibility. The role does not set you up to fail. All the members will pitch in and help you along the way, and you will grow.
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Secretary:

Lizzy Stohr - I felt excited about being on the executive as the secretary. My expectations were that it was only about taking notes during the executive meetings. The reality however was that it is about keeping and maintaining all of the clubs important documents. I am happy that I was able to keep up with writing down notes while people talk. I wish I could have kept up on emailing the minutes to the rest of the executive. The thing that surprised me the most is what documents the secretary has to keep track of. Yes I would recommend someone joining the exec because it is a great way to see what happens behind the scenes of a club.

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VP of Membership:

Lilliane dos Santos - I enjoyed being part of the executive team this year as VP of Membership. It was a good opportunity to work on my leadership and teamwork skills since being part of the executive team involves being able to share ideas, learn different points of views from others, and collaborating to achieve goals for the club.

I realized the expectations I set for myself were unrealistic & I had a long list of goals. I would recommend that the executive team to create a list of goals and choose a couple to focus on, and to share them with the executive team in order to gain insight and help meet them. Delegation is one of the keys to learn to achieve your goals. Instead of trying to accomplish everything on your own, it'll be less stress on yourself to ask some of your club members to help you with certain tasks. It can also give your club members an opportunity to take credit for tasks in their CL manual.

I would recommend anyone to join the executive team as an opportunity to learn more about the behind the scenes a club. It will take you out of your comfort zone by being able to accomplish tasks that you otherwise wouldn't have the chance to do.

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VP of Public Relations:

Julie Tauro - This was my first year on a Toastmasters executive and it was a wonderful learning experience. I served as VP of PR, and I am the incoming President for the 2017-18 year.

I have served on other executives and Boards of Directors in the community, and every time, it has been a rich learning experience. Serving on an executive or on a committee is an excellent way to ‘get the most bang for your buck’ in terms of experience. You get to know people on a different level than just participating in weekly meetings, and gain deeper understanding and appreciation for your membership and the organization.

Participating on an executive is a wonderful way to gain leadership experience that you may not have previously had in your working or volunteering life. These are true resume and skill building opportunities., and it is a great way to have influence on the direction of your club.

This has been a great year, and we are really looking forward to an even greater year in 2017-18. With the launch of Pathways in our district, we will be challenged in new ways to grow our program and membership. We look forward to this with enthusiasm!

Bracebridge Toastmasters

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Bracebridge Toastmasters

Reach your highest potential and Join Today. Serving Bracebridge and surrounding Area.

 

Benefits and Value of Joining Toastmasters

Clear communication
Improved leadership skills
Better time management
Greater self-confidence
Stronger team building skills
And much more...
Enhanced self-awareness
Unlimited personal growth
 

 

Location

Riverwalk Restaurant Private Room - 1 Manitoba Street, Bracebridge, On P1L 2B2 
Click here for map and directions

Time

Meeting: 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Dinner: 7:30 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. (cost $19.50 per head, incl. tax and gratuity - cash payment preferred)

Date

Every 1st and 3rd Tuesday
Inluding June 6 & June 20, 2017 Launch Meetings

 

Toastmasters Club MeetingWe provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to develop communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth.
 

Contact Info

For more information or to Join email divisionmdirector@toastmasters86.org

Maple Toastmasters

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Maple Toastmasters

Reach your highest potential and Join Today. Serving the community of Maple and of the city of Vaughan.

 

Benefits and Value of Joining Toastmasters

Clear communication
Improved leadership skills
Better time management
Greater self-confidence
Stronger team building skills
And much more...
Enhanced self-awareness
Unlimited personal growth
 

 

Location

2191 Major MacKenzie Dr, Maple, ON L6A 4W2, Canada
Click here for map and directions

Time

Meeting: 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Date

Meetings are held on Mondays

 

Toastmasters Club MeetingWe provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to develop communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth.
 

More Info

Invite your friend, spouse, family member, co-worker to both receive 20% OFF your memberships upon registration. Email us more more information. 

For more information or to Join email mapletm.contact@gmail.com

Club Toastmasters FrancoFun Portes Ouvertes

Veuillez vous joindre à nous pour une soirée amusante et inspirante

Le Club Toastmasters FrancoFun est très heureux d’accueillir Jacques Brunet, DTM, et co-animatrices Patricia Abergel, CC, CL, et Anne Eason.

Jacques Brunet porte plus qu’un chapeau. Il a été animateur d’émissions télévisées. Il a publié quatre livres. Ses séminaires et sessions de formation sont reconnus comme étant très motivants. Mais c’est pour son approche très concrète que vous vous rappellerez de Jacques. Venez écouter comment parler en public avec aise et brio!

Patricia Abergel et Anne Eason sont des animatrices certifiées de yoga du rire qui adorent partager la joie de rire en groupe. Le rire met de bonne humeur et nous donne confiance en nous. Venez découvrir les bienfaits du rire sur la santé physique, mentale et émotionnelle!

Date: Jeudi 4 mai 2017
Time: 19h30 - 21h30
Lieu: Bayview Hill Community Centre, Program Room
114 Spadina Road, Richmond Hill, Ontario, L4B 2Y9

Jacques Brunet

Apr. 26th Open House - Burlington Skyway Club

Open House - Burlington Skyway Club, Division L, Area 56, Club #3301

Burlington Skyway Toastmasters (The “Fun” Club) nurtures the best you!

Here is your VIP invitation to join us for our free Open House! 

Date: Wed. Apr. 26th
Time:  7-9:30 pm 
Venue: Cedar Springs Health and Racquet Club
Address: 960 Cumberland Avenue (off Harvester Road) in Burlington, ON

  • Down the stairs to the Harvester Room in the basement
  • When you arrive, please tell the front desk you're here for the Toastmasters meeting, and they'll let you through the turnstiles

Why invest in you?
Sharpen your skills giving better presentations at work, speaking off the cuff, chairing meetings and build your professional network.

We guarantee results and that you will bust a gut each meeting!

For more information, please go to www.skywaytm.com.

Eve McDonald, VP of PR for Skyway Toastmasters Club

Toastmasters International Values:  Respect • Integrity • Service • Excellence
Our Principles:  Lead By Example • Work / Play as a Team 

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