Tag Archives: Learn to speak in public

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

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Wednesday Recap – First Ever Hybrid Meeting with OWL!

Live from the VanCore bat cave! Today we saw the future! Jonathan arranged our first HYBRID meeting, featuring space-age Owl technology. The camera detects individual speakers and hones in on them so tightly you can see their lips move. Or … Continue reading

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Vancore Toastmasters Becomes A Distinguished Club!

Congratulations!  VanCore Toastmasters…it’s official.  We are now a Distinguished Club.  Thanks to dedicated member Mary Lou Miles, Immediate Past President of the Sunshine Rotarian Club in Richmond, she promised to have her 10th Speech done before the end of June … Continue reading

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An Exhibition, Not a Competition (Please: no wagering)

Folks, no one ever won the Tour de France without a handful of unsung teammates quietly breaking the way. Similarly, in Toastmasters, there are times when a couple of stars are pushing for a big goal, and the team folds … Continue reading

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Communicating on TV

Hello Fellow Toastmasters and Welcomed Guests, Our first meeting in May started off with much gusto.  Every chair was filled and we were able to give Debra J., our newest member, a boisterous welcome into the club!  It was also … Continue reading

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Two new members and Carla won the Area 75 Evaluation Contest!

Dear Fellow and Prospective Toastmasters, April has started to be a great month for VanCore Toastmasters Club. VP of Public Relations, Cory Forrest was in charge of the first meeting of the month and had the distinct pleasure of welcoming … Continue reading

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Familiar Faces & Happy Places

Hello Fellow and Future Toastmasters, For weeks we had sunny Wednesdays that brought out good attendance but last week, on March 14th, the rain just wouldn’t stop! Thankfully the members kept coming in, including long-time-missing, world traveler John W. with … Continue reading

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Spring and Toastmasters…

Hello Fellow Members and Guests, Our latest March 7th meeting was inspired by a bright, sunny afternoon where Chair, Loa Fridfinnson provided a fitting theme, “Spring is in the Air!” Participants expressed what the season means to them with flowers … Continue reading

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Mastering the Art of Laughter

With thanks for Toastmasters International for this article. You won’t croak if you tell a joke! Let’s face it. Humor is hard! Even experienced speakers struggle with knowing how to (appropriately!) tickle their audience’s funny bones. We all enjoy listening … Continue reading

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