Commitment — Feb 10 Meeting Recap

01 Feb 10 James

It was a night full of commitments…

After our Toastmaster James shared the story of his courtship and eventual commitment to the love of his life — Liberty Village Toastmasters — two of our newest members showed their own commitment to improving themselves by presenting their Icebreakers. Bob used the “Law of Attraction” to outline his plan for making impossible dreams come true, while Jordan inspired us to make every effort in life a 10 out of 10. Finally, Be led an interactive, vocal-chord-strengthening workshop that committed everyone to making their voice matter!

 

02 Feb 10 Bob

03 Feb 10 Bob

03 Feb 10 Jordan

05 Feb 10 Jordan

06 Feb 10 Be

 

Congrats to our returning guest Zoey, who won a competitive round of Table Topics that included every one of our guests, and of course, to Bob & Jordan, who were officially inducted as the newest members of our club. Check out the videos of their induction below…

Bob & Jordan’s Induction

 

 

07 Feb 10 TT

08 Feb 10 Induction

09 Feb 10 Induction

10 Feb 10 Induction

 

NEXT WEEK:
Cristina will be our Toastmaster, and we’ll hear speeches from Arash, Edwin, and a very special returning member…

For more info on attending our next meeting as a guest, click here.

See you on Feb. 17!

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International Speech & Evaluation Contest — Feb 3 Recap

01 Feb 3 Contest

It was the contest to end all contests…

Chaired by past president Karoline and chief judge Be, the night began with an inspirational speech contest, with James and Mark both showing how far they’ve really come as Toastmasters. After an enlightening target speech by special guest Maria, our evaluation contestants — Des, Alexei, James, Wes, Cristina, and Mark — each gave us a unique point of view with their feedback.

The winners will advance to the Area-level Contest on the evening of Tues March 1st, location TBA. Save the date!

NEXT WEEK: “Consistency”
James continues his momentum from the contest, leading the meeting as our Toastmaster. Don’t miss it…

 

02 Feb 3 Contest

03 Feb 3 Maria

04 Feb 3 Timers

05 Feb 3 Participants

06 Feb 3 Participants

07 Feb 3 Mark

08 Feb 3 James

09 Feb 3 Wes

10 Feb 3 Speech Participants

11 Feb 3 Mark

12 Feb 3 James and Mark

13 Feb 3 Group

14 Feb 3 Sushi

 

For more info on attending our next meeting as a guest, click here.

See you on Feb. 10!

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This Wed: International Speech & Evaluation Contest

The event

Speeches! Evaluations! We’ll be put to the test in our International Speech & Evaluation Contest, hosted by past president Karoline. Featuring an all-star panel of guest judges, plus a very special target speaker…

– Wed Feb 3 @ 6pm
– Assembly Room C at the Harbourfront Community Centre, 627 Queens Quay West at Bathurst St., Toronto
– FREE
– plus… join us for post-contest drinks at the sushi place!

Map & directions here

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Make up your mind! — Jan 27 Meeting Recap

01 Wes Jan 27

How do you conquer indecisiveness?

First-time Toastmaster Wes made up his mind about making quicker decisions, from what to wear in the morning to finally joining Toastmasters. Cristina used the “rubber band technique” to go with black shoes over brown, while guest speaker Pranay simply followed his heart, to Canada. And in a speech by management, Karoline decided to go easy on Mark, making up her mind about being a good boss.

Congrats to Cristina, who checked “standing ovation” off her bucket list while being inducted as our newest member, and Jordan, whose confidence in Table Topics helped us… make up our minds!

NEXT WEEK: Spring Contest
Speeches! Evaluations! We’ll be put to the test in our International Speech & Evaluation Contest, hosted by past president Karoline. Featuring an all-star panel of guest judges, plus a very special target speaker…

 

02 Cristina Jan 27

03 Pranay Jan 27

04 Karoline Jan 27

05 Cristina Induction Jan 27

06 Jordan TT Jan 27

07 Sushi Jan 27

 

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See you on Feb. 3!

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A Helping Hand — Jan 20 Meeting Recap

Jan 20 John

Have you helped someone recently?

As our Toastmaster, John shared how helping a family of refugees get started in their new life in Canada actually helped him grow and gain perspective. Then, our new VP Education Be helped us understand the two streams in Toastmasters (communication & leadership) and encouraged us to set our goals for 2016 (hint: email her).

Arash’s Icebreaker speech took us halfway around the world, to Israel, where he helped out a non-profit as a volunteer, while Maxim’s speech took us to a kitchen, an irate spouse, and a lesson on body language. Finally, Mohammed gave a dramatic turn as two little people and two mice on a quest for missing cheese — proving that Toastmasters does indeed help!

A special good-bye to Maxim, who gave his final speech at our club before moving to the ‘burbs. He’s improved so much in the past year, he even won Table Topics! Good luck, Maxim.

NEXT WEEK: “Make up your mind!”
Wes will be our Toastmaster, and we’ll hear speeches from Cristina, our guest speaker Pranay, and Karoline.

 

Jan 20 Be

Jan 20 Arash

Jan 20 Maxim

Jan 20 Mohammed

Jan 20 Maxim TT

Jan 20 Sushi

 

For more info on attending our next meeting as a guest, click here.

See you on Jan. 27!

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