Category Archives: Members
Anyone want to give an impromptu speech?
This question is like a stake of fear to the heart. But if you’re a Toastmaster, it’s chum in the water. Why? Read blog to find out… Continue reading
What’s The Most Valuable Commodity? Stage Time!
What’s the most valuable commodity in the world? Diamond? Gold? Palladium? A Toastmaster might answer: None of the above. The most valuable commodity in the world is … stage time. When you get it, you jump. Whether your presentation is … Continue reading
Community Connection with Public Speaking
Public speaking is all about connection, and that’s hard enough when your audience is right there in front of you. It’s crazily more difficult when they’re also online, as the pandemic taught us all. Vancore Toastmasters — and many other … Continue reading
How We Grow and Expand With The Seasons
Spring is a time for renewal, growth, and expansion. We have that extra energy and focus to get active, take action, and create change. We are fortunate to lean on the Toastmasters platform of support and education system to … Continue reading
Stepping Into the Future with Hybrid
The Covid era taught us something about the future of meetings: they’re going to be hybrid — part live, part online. Some folks will be there in the flesh, and some won’t. Last week Vancore stepped into that future, with … Continue reading
Sharing Stories: A World Journey Icebreaker
“At the end of every road you meet yourself.” So said the playwright S.N. Behrman. Fortunately, introductions also come at the BEGINNING of the road. In Toastmasters we call it the Icebreaker. And it’s one of the best part of … Continue reading
Let’s Talk Food Stories
“Make your favourite meal for us!” If you’ve ever been asked to do that — in words, not beans and butter — you know how hard it is. But the folks who took on this week’s Table Topics question rose … Continue reading
Category 5 Toastmasters Tornado Meeting Hits Vancouver!
One of the most common questions children often hear is, What do you want to be when you grow up? A child who grew up in a family of doctors might say, “I want to be a doctor like my dad.” … Continue reading
Wednesday Recap: Public Speaking is Infectious!
Funny thing about public speaking: it’s infectious! In Toastmasters, sometimes a theme comes up and everyone seems to “catch it,” like a cold. And next thing you know everyone’s talking about it one way or another. Case in point: this … Continue reading