Impossible — August 26 Meeting Recap

Have you ever believed you could accomplish something only to realize maybe it can’t be done?

If you answered yes to the above, James‘ Toastmaster speech was for you. Not only did he make us all believe ANYTHING is possible, his animated and heartfelt speech left everyone talking and thinking after the meeting. Mark reminded us that Toronto is indeed an awesome and unique place to live, offering us three great places to enjoy this summer with his speech titled “Oh Canada.”

Atif continued Mark’s theme of exploration with his speech about his backpacking adventures through 1st and 3rd world countries — which included living in India for $20 a day. Finally, James led a tightly-orchestrated Table Topics in which he proved that it’s possible for everyone to participate not once, but twice!

*PLEASE NOTE: There will be no meeting on Sep. 2 and Sep. 9. We’ll kick off the fall on Sep. 16. Come out and join us!




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Ontario… yours to discover! — August 19 Meeting Recap

Are you looking to squeeze the most out of summer, but your wallet won’t take you very far?

No problem. Rose shared the perfect solution to finding a low-cost experience with her speech about her ideal Ontario “staycation.” John K. addressed another common challenge by sharing his tried and proven system of turning your overflowing email inbox into an organized and stress-free “Un-box.”

Alex answered the question we’ve all had at one point or another — how does a simple cell phone conversation turn into a bill at the end of the month? — while Table Topics proved that Ontario is indeed a great place to discover, based on the many “staycation” testimonials shared by LVTM members and guests.

*PLEASE NOTE: Next week (Aug. 26) will be our last meeting of the summer. Come out and join us! We’ll kick off again on Sept. 16.




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Liberty Village Toastmasters in the spotlight!

Congrats to the club for being featured on the Toastmasters District 60 Club Spotlight!

The piece, written by our VP of PR, Jackie, highlights how our members have been challenging themselves to master the art of impromptu speaking — giving full speeches on the fly, without any preparation.

Check out the article here.

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It’s not me, it’s you! — August 12 Meeting Recap

How can you break through self-doubt by trying… and trying again?

For the meeting theme “It’s not me, it’s you!”, John K. shared a story about two very different networking experiences — one leading to failure and the other to success. The lesson: sometimes you aren’t the problem, your audience is. Keep trying!

Jackie continued the theme of conquering self-doubt in her well-researched speech about good habits, which sparked a lively Table Topics session in which each speaker shared a book, article, or podcast that inspired them. We heard about the founder of Walmart, a history podcast, and Steve Jobs, but it was Alex who took home the prize for sharing his love of the CBC podcast. It’s not us, it’s him!




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Say YES to Opportunity — August 5 Meeting Recap

What happens when we ignore our inner urge to say no and say YES when opportunities come calling?

According to Toastmaster John K, it will lead to new and exciting experiences that help us learn a lesson or two about ourselves and life. In his case, it was saying YES to dog sitting an 8-year-old chihuahua, Masha! John continued the theme of saying YES — this time to wine — by leading a demonstration talk on the 3 steps to a successful wine tasting.

And then the kicker (…or icebreaker). Casandra made her triumphant return to LVTM by delivering a totally unprepared Icebreaker speech, giving us a sneak peek of her newest business venture AND inspiring her guest, Justice, to deliver an impromptu guest-Icebreaker as well. Silvio topped off this night of YES by delivering a speech evaluation on the fly and serving as our meeting photographer. Wow!

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