Tag Archives: Toastmasters Club
Speak Better With Tension and Release
If you were to wear a portable heart monitor that printed out a profile of your heart activity over the course of the day, you’d discover something interesting: your arousal levels look like a mountain range: They spike and dip … Continue reading
Building Your Speaking Skills as You Move Through Life
At some level, we all knew Louis who joined Vancore this year, was only lent to us. Today we learned that today’s speech would be his last. He is leaving the club. Because he is leaving the country, to punch … 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
Should You Attend Hybrid Meeting Virtually or In-Person?
Hybrid meetings are a post-Covid innovation that’s clearly here to stay. Show up in person or tune in from home in your pajamas. Always good to have options! Vancore has been experimenting with hybrid meetings for a few weeks now, … 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
A Juggling Act Mirrors Life
When you’re new to Toastmasters, it can feel like a lot to manage when you take on a role at a meeting. Maybe you’re the timer, watching the clock and nudging the light stack from green to orange to red. … 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