Workshop Series

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Meeting Length
1.5 hours

 

It is not enough to be a good writer. Many good writers do not have great cash flow because they are not able to sell. Writing that sells is an art in itself. Some of the topics include: Significance of email marketing Episodic approach Writing strategies for email marketing Content

Workshop by Jamak Golshani

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Admission
Free
Start Date
Meeting Length
2 hrs

“From Speaker to Trainer” is a program designed by Toastmasters International to help you move from being a speaker to an effective trainer. As Toastmasters, we have been trained to inform, influence and inspire our audience. Trainers aim to transfer knowledge and skills through effective training. In this program, you'll learn the five steps involved in preparing and presenting a training program using adult learning principles. You'll learn the roles of trainers and the differences between public speaking and training whilst participating in practical experience in facilitating discussion and conducting exercises. You'll learn how to make the learning experience enjoyable too.

This is the first half of the training; second half on January 31, 2021!

Event type
Admission
Free
Start Date
Meeting Length
2 hrs

“From Speaker to Trainer” is a program designed by Toastmasters International to help you move from being a speaker to an effective trainer. As Toastmasters, we have been trained to inform, influence and inspire our audience. Trainers aim to transfer knowledge and skills through effective training. In this program, you'll learn the five steps involved in preparing and presenting a training program using adult learning principles. You'll learn the roles of trainers and the differences between public speaking and training whilst participating in practical experience in facilitating discussion and conducting exercises. You'll learn how to make the learning experience enjoyable too.

This is the second half of the training; first half was on January 24, 2021! Keep checking our YouTube channel for the recordings!

Event type
Admission
Free
Start Date
Meeting Length
2 hrs

“The best time for new beginnings is now.”
 
A new year and a new world. Workshop by Gillian Roberts!

What place does goal-setting have after the year you’ve been through?  Are you chomping at the bit to set the world on fire, wanting to pick up where things left off or feeling unsure what the point of even having goals is right now? Whether you’re feeling one of these or all of them at once, this workshop is for you!
 
During this dynamic group experience, you will get clear and specific about your top 3 goals for the year ahead and gain powerful, personal insights alongside other goal-setters, including:
 
-          What is a goal and do you really need one?
-          What do you want, do you really, really want?
-          What to do & what you’re willing to do to achieve your goal
-          Are your SMART goals really smart – for you?
-          The canary in the coal mine: the rarity of commitment
-          The power of course-correction
-          Why “collaboration is the new black” and how there’s absolutely an “I’ in “Team”
-          Who is on your goal team
-          Rejection, Re-Negotiation & Reward
-          The technique that allows you to tap into the hidden inner resource anytime to shift into your optimal, goal-achieving mode.
 
BONUS: Each person who completes the workshop will receive a complimentary e-book copy of “The Resolution Code:  How One Decision Can Transform Your Goals from Fizzled to On Fire This Year “ by Gillian Roberts
 
Time-permitting, you may have a chance to sit in the hot-seat and have Gillian live-coach you on your goal plan AND identify a hidden gift you have using one of her special superpowers…
 
Here’s a unique opportunity to set yourself up for a new beginning you’ll be proud to look back on next new year’s eve. See you January 3rd!
 

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Admission
Free
Start Date
Meeting Length
1.5 hours

Social media alone is only a piece of the marketing puzzle. In this series of workshops, Jamak will cover some major topics in digital marketing for a successful marketing campaign. People tend to get discouraged when they put one or a few pieces of the puzzle in play and, consequently, do not see results. 

Conversion starts with knowing the job description for your website. İf your website was one of your employees, what would the job description be? How would you measure the performance of this employee? Strategize and plan first, then build to convert.

Learn what elements are needed to get your website up and running in an inexpensive and efficient way.

Among the topics covered will be:

  • Domain name selection
  • Domain name registration
  • Hosting
  • WordPress installation and themes
  • Wordpress widgets
Event type
Admission
Free
Start Date
Meeting Length
1.5 hours

Leadership and Empathy. Workshop by Yuriria Lanza.

Yuriria will be sharing with the audience how she learned about leadership Styles at University. How Toastmasters shows us leadership Styles and what many books teach us to associate Empathy and leadership.

Event type
Admission
Free
Start Date
Meeting Length
1.5 hours

As the world evolves, we would be in a future where the skills required to be successful in a profession, relationship, or social context would also evolve. In order to make sure you are future ready, this session will help you understand the various aspects necessary for a happy, meaningful, and joyful future. 

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Admission
Free
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Meeting Length
1.5 hours

200 Cups of Coffee: Discover a new perspective and Capitalize on the Dynamic Opportunities to Connect
 
 Today in this Virtual Networking Workshop you will walk away with:

  • The Tools and Skills to Create, Connect and Collaborate towards your next career move.
  • Understanding The Art and Science of Informational Interviewing to build your network.
  • The knowledge to expand Six Degrees of Separation for your Career, Life and Toastmasters.
  • The ability to translate Table Topics skills into effective interviewing and networking techniques
Event type
Admission
Free
Start Date
Meeting Length
1 hour

THIS TALK IS FOR YOU IF 

• you are interested in the brain science behind how people learn and remember

• you are interested in three mistakes that people make when creating slides

• you would like to learn three tools that you can use to make your next presentation memorable

If you use slides in your presentations, you may be making mistakes that reduce how much of your key information your audience remembers. By the end of this session, you will have learned tools that you can use to ensure your slides support your presentation, rather than distract from it.

Event type
Admission
Free
Start Date
Meeting Length
1.5 hours

Description: Search Engine Optimization is one of the most misleading and potentially dangerous topics to a small business owner. This session is designed to equip the attendees with enough tools to understand the concept and the potential pitfalls. 

  • Some of the topics covered:
    • On-page vs Off-page 
    • Keywords and Keyword research 
    • Meta tags
    • robots.txt
    • Link building 
    • Webmaster tools
Event type
Admission
Free
Start Date
Meeting Length
1 hour

THIS TALK IS FOR YOU IF …

• You are looking to project leadership presence and want to know the best body language practices when speaking in the virtual world

If we want to share our vision, tell our stories and make a difference, as we continue to communicate in the virtual world we need to become aware of ‘how we show up’ to others: understand the subtle nuances of body language and nonverbal cues. At the end of this session, you will leave with tips on how to best use y
our body language to enhance your professional effectiveness. You will know basic confidence and levity building techniques and understand how to strengthen your credibility and connection when speaking in the virtual world of Zoom.

Presenter: Dorothea Hendriks

 

A former teacher, Dorothea Hendriks left the classroom to start her own training and coaching business. She has worked with business professionals, associations, entrepreneurs, and not-for-profit organizations delivering communication skills workshops across Canada helping people master their presentation and speaking  skills.

Dorothea has been active in Toastmaster for over 30 years. When BC was all one District (District 21) she won the International Speech Contest twice, received the Outstanding Toastmaster of the Year Award, the Division B Bjorn Bjorsson Award, the District 21 Clair Farris award, Area Governor (now Director) of the Year. And, in 2011 Dorothea was honoured with the Presidential Citation from Toastmasters International.

Event type
Admission
Free
Start Date
Meeting Length
1 hour

The current pandemic crisis has us juggling with multiple responsibilities, tasks and for some of us, teams. Stress has undoubtedly taken its toll on all of us. However, challenges resent opportunities and instead of asking how we can recover, we should be asking “how will we be changed by them, for the better?” Check out the insightful workshop from District 85 Director (2019-2020) Helen He to find out how she did not only lead her people through trauma of the epicenter of Wuhan, but also help them grow.

Event type
Admission
Free
Start Date
Meeting Length
2 hrs

Before thinking about anything else to do with branding and marketing, we should study our client. This session is designed to provide an overview of a systematic approach for doing so. The bulk of this session will be QA to provide support for previous sessions.

Event type
Admission
Free
Start Date
Meeting Length
1.5 hours

”How do I create content?” is the question that baffles many small business owners that do not have the resources to hire someone to do so. Nor do they have the time to do it themselves.

This session is designed to include:

Mind mapping topics

Publishing calendar

Discover your mode of creation

Event type
Admission
Free

Crafting Your Next Speech - Scott Haywood Workshop

The attached slides, notes and worksheets are part of Scott Haywood's YouTube workshop on writing a speech. They include:

Module 1: Defining a Purpose

Module 2: Opening and Closing

Module 3: Speech Structure

Module 4: Writing Effectively

These modules will help Toastmasters at any level improve their quality of speech writing. To access the workshop, click on the resources link.

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Start Date
Meeting Length
90 minutes

Be our Guest – A Look at Disney’s Approach to Service Excellence. Workshop by Kerry Deschamps.

What’s the happiest place in the earth? I know what you are thinking Toastmasters! Right! Sweet! Well the saying has been earned and totally belongs to Disneyland! Let’s open the doors to the magic castle and enter this organization to notice how they create exceptional guest experiences. From our learnings, lets see if we can relate and apply them to our Toastmasters clubs. Your are sure to leave this workshop with treasures that will make a difference in your service and relationships to others.

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Admission
FREE
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Meeting Length
1.5 hours

In this workshop, D96 Toastmasters will get the opportunity to learn more about social media and video marketing best practices as applied to Burrard Toastmasters club and other international communities.

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Admission
Free
Start Date
Meeting Length
1.5 hours

Drawing from the work of Carol Dweck and 30 years as an educator, in this educational workshop Mariah-Jane will focus on the concept of a fixed mindset versus a growth mindset. This session will delve into the various methods for awareness of mindset state as well as techniques for shifting from a fixed to a growth mindset when noticed. Understanding of how stress plays into our mindset will be discussed and easy integration tools will be given to participants that will help to bring about a whole brain state which is required for a growth mindset.

Event type
Admission
Free
Start Date
Meeting Length
1.5 hours

Do you believe that every human heart that beats, beats not only for itself? If so, what are you doing to mine and share the stories in your heart to touch, change or even save the lives of others? As purveyors of the spoken word, story artists know that generating brilliant story ideas is the critical first step in harnessing the power of stories.   

Event type
Admission
Free
Start Date
Meeting Length
1.5 hours

For a local, mainly brick and mortar, business Google Maps is the easiest and most effective tool for being found on the web by potential clients.

Some of the topics include:

Why use it?

What’s the value?

Claiming your business and initial setup

Ranking and competition study

Content

Reviews

Event type
Admission
Free
Start Date
Meeting Length
1.5 hours

You know how leaders, in both their personal and professional lives, are called on to make a million important decisions a day which can cause major anxiety, self-doubt and undue stress?

Have you ever wished you could tap into a fountain of knowledge, self-awareness and wisdom within in order to make important decisions with greater self-confidence, achieve work-life balance, have better health and better relationships?

In this fun, hands-on, informative workshop participants will learn the how to tap into their innate higher-self wisdom and intuition through scientifically backed meditations and brain hacks which they can immediately apply to improve both their personal and professional lives!

 

Event type
Admission
Free
Start Date
Meeting Length
1.5 hours

IMPROV yourself will help you learn to take your 1 Dimensional Zoom talk and make it more of a 3 Dimensional experience. See everything as an opportunity to explore more fun and effective ways to enhance your storytelling abilities. The need to learn how to use your "zoom stage" parameters is so vital in our current state of the tiny box limitations we are all now trying to use to deliver effective speeches. Get inventive with how to make your speech stand out above the rest. IMPROVE your skills, while learning to IMPROV yourself.

Event type
Admission
Free
Start Date
Meeting Length
1.5 hours

Five tips for creating a speech with tighter focus that creates greater audience impact. 

Event type
Admission
Free
Start Date
Meeting Length
1.5 hours

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A website is only a brochure at best if we don’t allow those who are interested essentially put up their hand and say, “I need more information” or “how do I get involved?”.

In this session, we will discuss the basics of setting up a lead generation mechanism on your website with these items:

        1. Lead generation overview
        2. An overview of autoresponders
        3. Selection and setup of an autoresponder
        4. Connection and installation of the autoresponder form on your website
Event type
Admission
Free
Start Date
Meeting Length
60 minutes

Leadership and Empathy. Workshop by Yuriria Lanza.

Yuriria will be sharing with the audience how she learned about leadership Styles at University. How Toastmasters shows us leadership Styles and what many books teach us to associate Empathy and leadership.

Event type
Admission
FREE
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Start Date
Meeting Length
60 minutes

New Member to Completing Level 1 by Maureen McBeath

 

Maureen will present to brand new Toastmasters, or those needing a refresher, how to login in to the Toastmasters website and the steps to continue up to the end of level 1 in your first Path.

Welcome to the Toastmasters Pathways learning experience, an exciting, flexible and interactive way to develop your skills and help others in your club develop theirs. Pathways helps you learn communication and leadership skills that you need to succeed. It gives you:

  • The opportunity to build up to 300 unique competencies;
  • 11 specialized learning paths to choose from;
  • online content, so that you can learn anytime, anywhere;
  • and grow real-world, transferable skills!

 

Event type
Admission
FREE
Start Date
Meeting Length
1 hour
Event type
Admission
Free
Start Date
Meeting Length
2 hrs

 

Good speech evaluations describe what a speaker did well and offer tips for improvement.

Great speech evaluations inform entire clubs while inspiring speakers to continue their pursuit of speaking excellence. This interactive session explains the importance of evaluations to foster growth, breaks down the key elements of an evaluation, and offers specific techniques to make your evaluations more effective. Participants will learn by evaluating great speakers, so bring a pen and paper and be prepared to try out a few new techniques on your path to evaluation excellence.

Event type
Admission
Free
Start Date
Meeting Length
1.5

Have you ever wondered why it seems others are accomplishing so much more than you?

You are driven, you have ambitious, you have great ideas, you have the same 24 hours in a day, you are on the edge of greatness, but feel you just are not where you want to be?

Join us for the interactive workshop: The Power of a Positive You, where will work through a simple, seven step process to help you stayed focused and positive where you want to go and what you want to achieve in 2021 and beyond!

Event type
Admission
Free
Start Date
Meeting Length
1.5 hours

Help is on the way for new Toastmasters on their journey! This interactive presentation helps new Toastmasters understand club meeting roles, the Pathways learning experience, Toastmasters' leadership opportunities, and more!

Event type
Admission
Free
Start Date
Meeting Length
1.5 hours

Help is on the way for new Toastmasters on their journey! This interactive presentation helps new Toastmasters understand club meeting roles, the Pathways learning experience, Toastmasters' leadership opportunities, and more!

Event type
Admission
Free
Start Date
Meeting Length
1.5 hours

Help is on the way for new Toastmasters on their journey! This interactive presentation helps new Toastmasters understand club meeting roles, the Pathways learning experience, Toastmasters' leadership opportunities, and more!

Event type
Admission
Free
Start Date
Meeting Length
1.5 hours

Video is the most effective and efficient type of content we can create.

This session is designed to bust some common myths and make it easier for the attendees to start to add this to their digital marketing toolbelt.

Some of the topics include:

Creation

Editing

Publication

Promotion

Event type
Admission
Free