Tag Archives: Toastmasters Club

How to Build Your Expertise with Public Speaking

When you have a professional meterologist on the roster, things heat up quickly. Heeeeerrrrree came….Giselle, capping a summer of weather like no other. A summer when Lytton, BC smashed the record for highest temperature in Canada ever — for three … Continue reading

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Remembering Susan Chew

Long-Time Member Became the Heart of Vancore There are times in life when we’re called to meet a moment with a few carefully chosen public words. This week was one of them. Beloved long-time Vancore Toastmasters member, Susan Chew — … Continue reading

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How to Cultivate Good Conversation Skills

Why is it important to cultivate conversations skills if you want to succeed in life? We need productive relationships to succeed professionally and have meaningful relationships for a happy, fulfilling life, and conversations are the foundation of all relationships. Conversations … Continue reading

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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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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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To all the hopeless romantics…

This week, before giving the toast, Dylan made a confession: “I am a hopeless romantic.” He was about to jet off to Toronto to visit his girlfriend for a couple of weeks. He had arranged the plane ticket so that … Continue reading

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The Thriller on Pender

Why contests? Because most of us find our best selves when the stakes are raised. This week, we departed from our usual format and devoted the meeting to a Table Topics competition – with the winner to advance and represent … Continue reading

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Lessons From A World Champion Public Speaker

In 2001, Darren LaCroix outspoke 25,000 contestants from 14 countries to become the World Champion of Public Speaking. Since that victory, Darren has traveled the world demystifying the process of creating a powerful speech. “When you humorize, you humanize,” he … 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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