“Toastmasters speech contests are another way to build your confidence, sharpen your skills and speak to many different audiences”, says Thomas Bellehchili. “I am looking forward to competing on a much larger stage in Chicago!”
Thomas Bellehchili of Paris, France, is one of 10 finalists competing in the World Championship of Public Speaking®️ to be held at the Toastmasters International Convention Saturday, Aug. 25 in Chicago, IL USA.
Thomas is coming to visit LVTM Club Tomorrow! Come join us and listen to what he has to say!
Where: Atrium Condo 650 Queen Quay
When: Wednesday, August 15, 2018 (Tomorrow!)
Bio: Bellehchili is an entrepreneur, running a startup in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. He is also a speaker/trainer. He joined Toastmasters to become a better speaker and leader at work and in the community.
Bellehchili is currently a member of Saigon Toastmasters Club, https://www.facebook.com/saigontoastmasters, in Vietnam.
This is his FB page https://m.facebook.com/speaknshine/ and this own website http://speakandshine.com
See you all there!
If you are a Toastmasters Member you have been invited to Liberty Village Toastmasters Summer Party! Check your email for details!
Amanda Banks our Toastmaster talked about how to live happily day to day by de-cluttering your life. She watch the documentary on ‘Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things’ which show the live of a couple of individuals who seemingly have everything but were still unhappy. There solution was to get rid of those things in your life that are taking up space, such as getting rid of toxic relationships and watching television passively are just a couple. Amanda’s main point she drove home was to ‘Love people and use things because the opposite never works!’
Toastmaster: Amanda Banks
For our first speaker this evening was Heather Schultz speaking on ‘Leading by Example’. She spoke about different leadership styles. She started with the one she already possesses as a Pacesetter. Pacesetting leaders set very high performance standards for themselves and others, and exemplify the behavior they are seeking from others. Heather gained these skills by volunteering at the SPCA by interviewing new pet owners. She has also realized that the Democratic leadership styles would be a useful knowledge have as well. The Democratic leadership style is when members of the group take a more participative role in the decision-making process. She is not a force to be reckoned with when she is on her way to achieving her next leadership goals.
Speaker: Heather Schultz
Our second speaker for the evening was Des Codinera who gave a very inspiring speech on ‘If not now, when?’ Even though this speech took him three years to do he finally ran out of excuses and stopped getting in his own way to achieve his goal in giving a speak that is structured. He receive inspiration over this last year by watching other club members improve with each speech delivered. Des is determined to stay true, to do what is needed and face his fears of prepared speeches. This is the time to take action and Des did it!
Speaker: Des Codinera
We also had a great Table Topics session hosted by Bob Stewart. Tonight’s topic was on ‘what if all the humans died and you had to pick what kind of animal you reincarnated into. What would you be?’ Our Table Topics winner was Heidi Vandermeer for choosing to be a bacteria that eats plastic!
Table Topics Master: Bob Stewart & Table Topics Winner: Heidi Vandermeer
What a year we’ve had!
Added many new members, welcomed countless guests, and we’re proud to announce that for another consecutive year, our Toastmasters club has attained a “Distinguished” status for adding new members and having existing members complete goals for beginner and advanced speeches.
As of July 1, we’d like to congratulate the elections of our NEW executive team, and congratulate one of our members (Bob) moving on to become a Toastmasters Area Manager.
See the photos below of our new executive team, and highlights from some of our Table Topics winners during the past few months.
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!
See you all next Wednesday!