Tag Archives: Vancouver Toastmasters

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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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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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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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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Congratulations on Member Progress!

Hello Fellow and Prospective Members, It`s my great pleasure to announce that both Loa Fridfinnson and VP of Education–Connie Hubbs have just completed their Competent Communication Manual and will be receiving their Certificate of Accomplishment from Toastmasters International, soon. Each … Continue reading

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Chinese New Years Theme

Morning Fellow Members and Prospective Members, Hope to see you all at the Meeting  today–don’t forget to sign up for a Role on the sign-up Agenda that Jonathan sent out the other day. I’ll be the Chair, will be doing … Continue reading

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