Tag Archives: Public Speaking

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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Wednesday Meeting Recap: Rocking Our Speaking Skills!

Vancore was founded by mining folks — hence the name! — and Jonathan Buchanan, former club president and current treasurer, gamely carries the industry’s gem-like flame. It takes a talent to make rocks interesting! At the September 1, 2021 meeting, … Continue reading

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End of joke: laugh here

We all appreciate people who can reliably bring the funny. Most of us can bring the funny ourselves, occasionally. But humour is like a bird in the wild. It sings when it thinks it’s alone. When it knows it’s being … Continue reading

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Senses Working Overtime

Angela was wearing big groovy sunglasses as she stepped up to run Table Topics this week. Turns out this was more function than fashion: she was recovering from eye surgery. “It’s amazing how when you take away vision your other … Continue reading

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“Moments Of Truth”

Announcement Please note that the Vancore Toastmaster’s meeting held on Sept. 11th will be devoted to a Moments of Truth session and will not be a typical meeting, for those looking to attend as guests. What is Moments of Truth? … Continue reading

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Live from Maple Ridge, it’s Lorne

Lorne, Vancore’s new secretary, once got a tweet from Steve Martin — that Steve Martin. Lorne was chuffed, until he realized there had been a mistake. The comedian thought he was tweeting Lorne Michaels. You could say this was the … Continue reading

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“Why Are You Here?”

It all started with tears – a meltdown by Niki’s young child that led to temporary chaos, a forgotten briefcase, and a forced last-minute change to the regularly scheduled programming. The result was that Niki showed up to this week’s … Continue reading

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Guts. Glory. Nick.

“Who here has seen the film Anchorman?” asked Nick from the podium. A few nods of ascent, one muttered affirmation of “Classic!” from Lorne. “So, for those who haven’t, Will Ferrell jumps in to a bear pit to sort out … Continue reading

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When Opportunity Knocks…

At busy Toastmaster Clubs like VanCore, the speaking roster often fills up quickly. You snooze, you lose. But that doesn’t mean spaces don’t sometimes open up at the last minute. It’s like getting a call back from the restaurant French … Continue reading

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Meet Your Executive

As this week’s meeting wound up and another VanCore election was in the books, our fearless new leader Katherine (Kate) Hallanzy announced she was heading over to Murchie’s for tea and who would like to join her? “Looks like the … Continue reading

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