Tag Archives: Toastmasters Downtown

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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Shuffling the deck

It’s good to do a different job now and then. People get slow and sleepy in the same role for too long; they need a new challenge to wake them up and make them stretch. You see this principle in … Continue reading

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Higher, Faster, More Eloquent

Raise a glass to the Canadian Olympians! This week’s meeting of VanCore toastmasters began with a toast to the Olympic ethic: perseverance, courage, and extremely low body fat. That’s Toastmasters’ credo, too, of course. (Minus the body-fat part.) Cory, our … Continue reading

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Practical Gifts and Inspirational Thoughts

Meeting summary for Vancore, May 16, 2012 Last Wed’s Vancore Toastmasters meeting was led by Chair and VP of Education, Connie Hubbs, and held at the Bread Garden at Hornby and West Pender Street which went amazingly well despite the … Continue reading

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Victor Gives His Ice-Breaker and Vancore Club Continues To Grow!

Hello Fellow Toastmasters and Prospective Guests, Seats at Club Meetings are filling up nicely with members, and guests responding to our attractive new “Vancoretoasters.com” site. It’s quite amazing that so many are finding our 3:15 to 4:30 PM meeting time … Continue reading

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The Right Tool for the Job

A good speech is like the right tool for the job. Which is to say, it’s transparent. You don’t think about the speaker up there, any more than you think about the wrench that’s turning a bolt. You just think … 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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