public speaking tips

Start Date
Meeting Length
1 hour

This workshop is intended for Toastmasters who want to offer presentations outside of the Toastmasters Club environment and desire to fine-tune their preparation and delivery.

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

A.

  • Plan the elements of a virtual brand as a presenter.
  • Discuss the differences between various types of speeches
  • Research a variety of resources for finding a topic
  • Use clustering to capture ideas for a speech or presentation
  • Identify the speech purpose

B.

  • Choose an organizational method
  • Filter the content to fit the audience and the time available
  • Select and order the relevant ideas
  • Write a free-flow first draft for our next session
Event type
Admission
Free
Start Date
Meeting Length
1 hour

This workshop is intended for Toastmasters who want to offer presentations outside of the Toastmasters Club environment and desire to fine-tune their preparation and delivery.

At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

A.

  • Plan the elements of a virtual brand as a presenter.
  • Discuss the differences between various types of speeches
  • Research a variety of resources for finding a topic
  • Use clustering to capture ideas for a speech or presentation
  • Identify the speech purpose

B.

  • Choose an organizational method
  • Filter the content to fit the audience and the time available
  • Select and order the relevant ideas
  • Write a free-flow first draft for our next session
Event type
Admission
Free
Start Date
30 Year Celebration Open House - Sept 17th, 2019

 

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
1 hour

 You are invited to visit Wednesday March 13, 2019 

OPEN HOUSE! 

Learn from District Director Eleanor Kroeger how to

Evaluate to Motivate!!

Event type
Admission
Free

Don't Settle for the Highlight Reel

“Speech has power. Words do not fade.
What starts out as a sound, ends in a deed.”

— Abraham Joshua Heschel (1907-1972), rabbi, theologian & philosopher

Among the dismal voids of the so-called information age is the paucity of published speeches.

Twitter and TV cover public addresses using bite (or byte)-sized dictums. At best, newspapers weave a phrase from a news conference into a pithy headline. Websites stitch together patchworks of a speaker's themes.

Evaluate? Evaluate. Evaluate!

Originally published By Rodney Denno, DTM

“If I could give one piece of advice to members, it would be this: Evaluate, evaluate, evaluate.”

 

-- Presiyan Vasilev, 2013 World Champion of Public Speaking

How To Become A Great Public Speaker

Anyone can be an effective public speaker. Just ask Jim Kokocki. In 1981, he was a shy corporate IT guy who did little public speaking. A few of Kokocki’s colleagues noticed that he didn’t speak much at meetings, so they brought him along to a Toastmasters International event. The rest, as they say, is history.

Listen to Understand - Speak to Inspire

2 simple rules for consistently delivering better speech evaluations

Originally published by Ian Cunliffe, DTM 

As Toastmasters, we have a very important job to do. We are entrusted with the responsibility of empowering others to become more effective communicators and leaders.

Yikes! Did we really sign up for that? And if so, how do we do it?

We accomplish this, in large part, through evaluations. Effective evaluations are the beating heart of any successful toastmasters program. Yet many toastmasters find evaluations to be daunting.

Manage the Fear of Public Speaking: 5 Pro Tips

You have the privilege to speak in front of an audience.

That means you have a chance to positively impact others’ thoughts or emotions, improve your reputation, profile or authority and it’s a great way to get a step ahead.

On the other hand . . . you have to speak in front of an audience.

If you are like most people that means nervousness, sleepless nights, and tachycardia (palpitations for some).

Memories, And Emcee Tips

I always answer local phone numbers. One day in June that number was District 96 Fall Conference Chair, Linda Lee, and she asked me to co-emcee the district 96 fall conference.  I’d be working with Dorothea Hendriks, whom I’d only heard speak once… and I loved her. I hung up the phone super excited, I turned to my girl, Jody Lea, and said,”Hey babe’s, I just got asked to co-emcee the fall conference.”

Jodes face turned crooked, “What, they don’t trust you to do it on your own??? OMG typical Toastmasters.”

Momentum Maximizes a Speech’s Power

“Endurance is not just the ability to bear a hard thing, but to turn it into glory.”
— William Barclay (1907–1978), Scottish author, professor & minister

In the midst of making a speech, there are few things more distressing than running out of steam. It might be on account of nervousness, lack of preparation, or a shortage of inspiration. Whatever the cause, the result is usually the same: panic, hesitation, and a scramble to reach an inevitably apologetic conclusion.

Start Date

Mile 0 Communicators Open House  Monday March 13, 2017    7-8:30 PM  Northern Lights College, Dawson Creek, BC  Room 3310 (Aboriginal Gathering Space)

All guests welcome! Snacks & Refreshments provided. If you have a fear of public speaking or need to improve your leadership skills drop by and find out how our self-paced Toastmasters program can boost your self-confidence!

Event type
Admission
Free

Practice Makes… Plasticity

“The measure of intelligence is the ability to change.”
— Albert Einstein (1879–1955), German-born theoretical physicist

One of the most-rehearsed forms of performance art is musical theatre, particularly on Broadway or London's West End. At the time of the COVID interruption, The Phantom of the Opera had played 13,370 times—the longest-running song-and-dance show in history.

Professional Zeal Keeps Customers Buoyant

“Nothing great in the world has ever been accomplished without passion.”
— Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770–1831), German philosopher

Communication is weightless—but it has gravity.

On journeys by plane, ship, train or bus, it shows in the manner that staff interact with passengers. Aboard flights, rote repetition by cabin attendants ("Pretzels or biscuits?") reveals a dispiriting, cookie-cutter approach to customer relations. Dispensing juice in a plastic cup as solemnly as the Eucharist only exposes the thinness of such hospitality.

Start Date
Meeting Length
2hours

Our theme for the evening “Climbing out of the Rumination Rabbit Hole” is based on the article of the same name by Dr. Colleen Georges.

 

Rumination is a repetitive thought pattern focused on negative feelings and experiences, as well as their causes and consequences. Ruminating increases pessimism, fuels self-criticism, drains us of the energy and motivation to take positive action, and hinders our ability to problem solve. 

 

Reclaim your mind, shut down your inner critic, and stop negative thinking in its tracks!

 

Join us Wednesday March 11 for our regular Speakeasy Toastmasters meeting, where we will peer into 7 strategies for climbing out of the Rabbit Hole.

 

To assist me with your introductions please respond to the question? What is your favourite food, what is the one dish you love the most?

 

See you at the meeting.

 

 

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Admission
Free

The Rugged Road on Perfection's Perimeter

“What people call serendipity sometimes is just having your eyes open.”
— José Manuel Barroso (1956–), Portuguese politician & university teacher

One of the reasons I joined Toastmasters was to confront crippling perfectionism. I think everyone is prone to this trait, some more than others.

After all, would life be as sweet if there weren't achievements whose excellence we pursued with abject devotion?

Start Date
Meeting Length
2hrs

Welcome to Fyrebyrde  (Firebird) Toastmasters! Join us, and see the difference that regular practice and positive feedback can make to your work, your life, and your self-confidence.

We are a supportive, welcoming group of both new and seasoned speakers, and we have been helping members in Vancouver to build professional speaking skills for 17 years! We take pride in empowering our members to develop strong leadership, communication and speaking skills.

Join us, and join the millions of Toastmasters members worldwide who enjoy the many benefits of the Toastmasters public speaking program.

Every Saturday at 9am @ 1440 West 12th Ave, Vancouver, BC  

Lets stay connected! 

Instagram: fb_toastmasters

Web: https://8051.toastmastersclubs.org/

MeetUP: https://www.meetup.com/Vancouver-Fyrebyrde-Toastmasters/

 

Event type
Admission
FREE