East : Erin
The North Guelph area is a diverse, vibrant and engaging community, one of the safest places in the country, and is a fantastic place to call home. In addition to a great university, and college, Guelph is committed to providing lifelong learning opportunities like the Toastmasters educational program. Their first Toastmasters club (Royal City Toastmasters) was founded in 1958. Demonstrating a small-town feel and big-city amenities, the area‘s sense of community is demonstrated in its commitment to Toastmasters Clubs around the city and surrounding county. With 21 clubs in a population of almost 200,000, the area's Toastmasters members are among the friendliest you will meet and are proud of the area they live in. With the highest employment rate in the country, and Guelph's best since early 2016, its Toastmasters clubs are filled with highly competent individuals who show a willingness to help run its effective educational program. Located in the “Innovation Corridor” - a stretch between Toronto and the Waterloo Region - the area consistently generates new businesses (locally and nationally) and develops upcoming talent, particularly for its high concentration of software developers. Notably, the Toastmasters program includes not only public speaking, but also leadership development that creates opportunities for upward mobility. Whether a student or retiree, a job seeker or career professional, an entrepreneur or homemaker, the area’s Toastmasters clubs can offer the personal development you desire.
Message from Area 93 Director
Welcome to Area 93’s Webpage for 2018-2019. We have an amazing team of Toastmasters who are experienced, caring, enthusiastic, and who are ready to help you with the Toastmasters innovative program - this is an awesome Area!
Calling all members: We want your ideas on how we can make things better, so send a note any time to firstname.lastname@example.org!
2018-2019 Area Goals
For the 2018-2019 year, we are going back to basics and working for our members.
Priority one this year is to build strong and cohesive clubs. We’ll do this by:
1) Sharing the importance of educational progress, Officer training, welcoming new members, and meeting deadlines
2) Building fun and exciting meetings and showing member appreciation
3) Supporting each other, collaborating, sharing resources and offering motivating evaluations
4) Employing web resources and connectivity to effectively support improved communication
How can Toastmasters help you?
Toastmasters offers personalized training in a face-to-face group setting, led by the members themselves. Individuals gain greater self-confidence while learning to conquer the number one fear of public speaking and are empowered to overcome obstacles once thought insurmountable. In addition to being a leader in improving public speaking and leadership development, it is also a trailblazer in building better leaders, developing social skills, creating great mentors, and learning to provide effective feedback.
Toastmasters clubs bring people together, create connections, and forge bonds. This fosters a sense of community and togetherness. A number of members join Toastmasters simply for an opportunity to engage in affordable and valuable social interactions. Others want to give back to their community or to elevate their networking skills.
Medical practitioners often recommend membership for gaining practice in speaking, especially for those diagnosed with speech impediments, such as stuttering or lisps.
Toastmasters helps businesses
Local corporations like Linamar and Blount know the value of an in-house Toastmasters Club: often providing some sponsorship towards membership, providing time for training during work hours, and supporting the clubs at the management level.
Toastmasters creates better listeners and stronger team members and leaders who can comfortably give and receive constructive evaluations. According to Fast Company, “Overall, hiring managers found [value in] soft skills such as communication, leadership, ownership, and teamwork.”
Whether for personal development, career development, social interactions, or for medical reasons, Toastmasters is a non-profit organization that meets a variety of needs, strives to better the community for all, and offers many benefits to its members and greater community.
Visit a club and open your doors to endless possibilities.
Club Officer Phase 2 Training
Attend Phase 2 of your Club Officer Training this winter
Date: January 20, 2018
Time: Registration 8:15 am, Start time 8:50 am to 4:00 pm
Location: Lincoln M Alexander S.S. 3545 Morning Star Drive, Malton, Mississauga
Toastmasters Learning Institute is the largest training event of phase 2. We sell out every time so don't wait. The day includes 2 rounds of club officer training breakouts, club enhancement workshops and more. Cost recovery includes lunch and refreshments.
Division T&W Training
Date: Friday January 26, 2018
Time: 6:30pm - 9pm.
Additional dates for training will be posted soon. Contact your Area Director for more information.
Ralph Smedley Membership Building Contest
In honor of Toastmasters founder Ralph Smedley, win the “Smedley Award” when you add five new, dual, or reinstated members between August 1 and September 30. Applications and payments must be dated and received by September 30. Transfer and charter members do not count. Qualifying clubs earn a special discount code for 10-percent off their next club order, plus a $25 Toastmasters Gift Certificate to use towards club supplies!
Go For Bold Contest
The Go For Bold program challenges you to step out of your normal every day routine and pushes you to discover areas of Toastmasters you have never tried before. It is an opportunity for you to increase your visibility, network, expand your knowledge base and gain the experience you need to serve and grow as an individual and leader in your District.
Get each challenge initialed and dated as you complete it. Contest runs from September 1, 2018-April 30, 2019.
The more challenges you complete the bigger your personal growth and development reward.
Complete 10 or more and get a Toastmasters International (TI) $15 gift certificate.
Complete 15 or more and get a Toastmasters International (TI) $50 gift certificate.