Meeting Recap: March 28

We had yet another wonderful meeting on March 28th.

 
Theresa was our toastmaster, and taught us a lesson in dedication.  She recently completed her French course at U of T to become functionally bilingual – a goal she has had since childhood, and her journey has been fraught with long-term frustration, hard work, and realistic goals.

 
Olga performed a popular speech with some compelling visual aids on the trials and tribulations of the TTC. Her speech included “what not to do” on the TTC.  For those who didn’t hear her speech, it involved blue seats, backpacks and cellphone talking.

 
Louise informed us of the benefits on business and inclusivity of installing power doors in public and private buildings.  She shared her personal experience on which options provide increased accessibility.

 
For our Table Topics, our chair Bob had us sell his items to our fellow toastmasters. Our winner was Natalia!

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See you all next Wednesday!

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Jan/Feb – 2018

After our potluck Christmas party in December, the new year started out strong in January.  By the end of February, our club has seen many new guests, speeches, and new members.  Our club president Wes has also welcomed a ‘new member’ to his family – we congratulate him & his wife on the birth of a healthy baby!

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Nov/Dec – 2017

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  As our club wrapped up 2017, we celebrated with a special edition of a Toastmasters meeting: a Christmas potluck party!  There was amazing food, an exciting debate competition, and most of all – great people to celebrate the night … Continue reading

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Recap: Meeting on Oct. 25

The theme of this week’s meeting was “The 4 Stages of Learning New Information”, which was lead by Bob, our Toastmaster for the evening.

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Our speaker this evening was Andrew, who delivered a speech with a purpose of informing the audience of new information using different techniques.

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Theresa lead an exciting Table Topics session, and we had TWO winners! Having a split decision on a Table Topics winner hasn’t happened in a long time – Congratulations to Catarina and Wes on sharing victory.

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Looking forward to the next big meeting, where we will have 3 speakers!

 

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Positivity and PESTs: October 18th meeting recap

This week, we started the meeting by welcoming a new official member to our club, Magda.  We’re excited to have you here Magda!  Can’t wait to hear your first speech.

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Des was our Toastmaster for the night, and began the meeting by encouraging us to focus on the positive, believing ‘you are are enough’.

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Our first speaker for the night was Catarina, who walked us through a process for solving challenging problems.  This framework can be used for many things, including how to start a business, or whether to stay with a boyfriend!

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Our second speaker of the night was Bob, who talked about the power of your frame of mind, and how he had a “perfect flight”.  With multiple major flight delays, it was a happy flight where he made great new acquaintances.

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Olga lead an exciting Table Topics session where we heard about many different types of “firsts” in peoples lives.  The winner was our guest Frederica, who won for her second time! We heard about her first time communicating with people who spoke a different language in Greece.

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Looking forward our next meeting on October 25th, with speeches from Adrian and Andrew.

 

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