Glen Abbey Toastmasters - Halloween 2015
Glen Abbey Toastmasters in Oakville (Area B-35) recently held their annual Halloween themed meeting - Monster's Ball - on October 28, 2015. Everyone got into the spirit wearing their orange, black, purple, and masks. As always, it was lots of fun with spooky tales, haunting music, candy - and of course great speeches from great Toastmasters!.
Learn more about our club at www.glenabbeytoastmasters.org
Mount Forest Motivators Open House
Exciting evening for the Toastmasters Club Mount Forest Motivators open house at the Wellington North library on Oct. 6th. Distinguished Toastmaster, Dorothy Dennis opened the evening with the singing of O Canada. Chairperson, Distinguished Toastmasters Caroline Beren delivered opening remarks followed by her introduction of Neil Dunsmore, guest speaker. Neil is a motivational speaker having been a salesperson, small business owner, correctional officer, hostage negotiator (10 years). He also promotes anti-bullying programs for businesses. He advocates using real life events into speaking activities. His address entitled "Does Your Elevator Go all the Way to the Top?"
Successful businesses require effective communication skills for both workers and owners.An address to business people is called an elevator speech - 60 seconds - or people will lose interest. An effective speech or presentation needs a great opening. You need a plan. Pay attention to the perception of your business. Poor miscommunication about a business will last for a long time. Consistently brand who you are! Customers need to know why you do what you do. Apple is number 1 in this department. What business customer service do you supply? Neil suggested that people write down daily happenings which, in turn, can be used in a speech or presentation. Good stories have a message with which the listener can relate.
Neil continued to explain that toastmasters is a world wide organization of over 332, 000 members in 15 000 clubs in 135 countries. Toastmasters helps members to discover their talents and create effectiveness in speaking.
During the break, people enjoyed refreshments and conversation. At this time, a specially decorated cake, marking Caroline Beren's 20th anniversary in Toastmaster was enjoyed by all. Caroline was seated in a special chair, complete with a tiara. Shawn Salokannel, Division W. Director, presented a brief history of Caroline's accomplishments in her 20 association with Toastmasters: 1994 - joined Listowel Linguistics, 2002 - organized and helped charter the Mount Forest Motivators, Charter member of an Advanced club. 2004 Area 18 Governor, 2005 Mentored Saugeen Toastmasters, 2006 received first DTM, 2010 Secretary to District 86 , 2011 received her second Distinguished Toastmaster, 2014 Mentored Centre Wellington Toastmasters, been on 3 District Conference planning committees and is presently the 2015 Area 65 Director and continues to be on the Mount Forest Motivator’s executive.
Shawn , Division Director, thanked Caroline for her many years of service. Caroline replied that a zest for life has helped her meet these milestones."Never give up! New people give you new energy and the solid long standing Toastmasters have been the encouraging, inspiring mentors for Toastmasters and life."
The impromptu portion of the meeting, known as Table Topics was led by Marge Seawright, president of the Mount forest Motivators, and Tammy Hunt from the Hanover Saugeen Toastmasters. They previously had given everyone a sheet of paper on which to write how Caroline had touched their lives. These were presented to Caroline in a memory box for her to read. She received a resounding round of applause. The meeting was concluded with this presentation.
Lincoln Road Toastmasters Waterloo Open House
Join us at Lincoln Road Toastmasters OPEN HOUSE and learn what Toastmasters can do for you! Come hear international keynote speaker Bill Cassels speech, “The Competent Communication Manual; The key to Success, Wealth and Even Health.” He will leave you inspired and ready to persevere through life’s many challenges!
Bill joined Toastmasters at a time that he had a stammer so bad, he wrote notes on scraps of paper while in conversation. For him to join Toastmasters was insane. Nevertheless, after years of persistence he is now an International speaker. He has spoken in three countries, five U.S.states, five Canadian provinces, thee cruise ships and what makes it more surprising is that people his age are in retirement homes
Date: Tuesday October 20th, 2015
Time: 7:00 – 9:00 PM – Doors open at 6:45 PM
Location: Lincoln Road Chapel - 145 Lincoln Road, Waterloo, ON
Lincoln Road Toastmasters Waterloo Speechcraft
Date: Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015
Time: 7:00 to 9:00 PM
Location: Lincoln Road Chapel - 145 Lincoln Road, Waterloo, ON
Would you like to become a better public speaker? Join us for this 6 week program that will run Tuesdays beginning on Nov. 3, 2015 from 7-9pm. During SpeechCraft you will learn through practice and by studying the materials provided. Your mentor will help you prepare for short talks. You will gain confidence in all aspects of communication, including written and impromptu speeches, body language and listening.
Your skills gained through SpeechCraft will improve your performance conducting and participating in business meetings, motivating people, interviewing, sales and problem solving. Cost is $50 and includes materials. Payment due at first meeting. Cheque or cash.
Barrie Toastmasters 1603 Presents
Keynote Speaker: Brian Brennan, DTM has been a Toastmaster for almost 10 years, a member of Towns of York in Aurora. Outside of Toastmasters Brian works extensively with business owners to help them become better leaders and deliver better results in their organizations. He is regarded as an expert business coach and team developer. At Toastmasters you might have seen Brian competing in various contests. He is active in competitions and delivering educational workshops in District 86, and host of “Business Fix” which is currently airing on Rogers TV – York Region.
Keynote Speaker: Renaud Durand, CC was raised near Montreal and joined the Canadian Forces in 2004 and graduated Royal Military College in 2009. Currently working as an Aerospace engineer with the Canadian Forces and teaching the Aerospace engineer course to students who just completed university. Renaud joined Toastmasters when two different people talked about it in the same day. He placed 3rd in District 86 at the 2015 Spring International Speech Contest.
Live Music: Chantal Preston, after hearing her brother exult about his night after returning home from his Toastmasters meetings her father turned to Chantal and said that it might be helpful for her music career down the road. Chantal joined Toastmasters sometime in October ‘2014, experiencing what a lot of our guests say; It wasn’t at all what I expected!
Location: MacLaren Art Centre, 37 Mulcaster St., Barrie, ON L4M 3M2
Date: Thursday, 22nd October 2015
Time: 6:30 PM to 10:00 PM (EDT)
Cost: $35.00 for tickets at the door ($30.00 for early bird)