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Open House – Visionary Toastmasters – Snap College / Downtown

Visionary Toastmasters Club Open House


The Visionary Toastmasters Club Toronto held an open house that included both members and guests to see what Toastmasters provided. The open house featured communication games, a special guest speaker and refreshments. The club is open to anyone who wishes to improve their communication and leadership skills. Regular meetings are held every Thursday evening, from 6pm to 7:30pm, at the CAMH Site, 33 Russell St. Visit visionarytoastmasters.com for more information.

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Open House – Visionary Toastmasters Club – Public Speaking and Leadership March 26, 2015

Open House – Visionary Toastmasters Club – Public Speaking and Leadership

Thursday, Mar 26, 2015, 6:00 PM

Location details are available to members only.

6 Visionary Toastmasters Went

OPEN HOUSEGUESTS WELCOME! (free of charge)Welcome to the VISIONARY Toastmasters Toronto Club. This is a special event, your opportunity to discover a Toastmasters Club. March 26, 2015 at 6:05 pm until 7:35 pmSPECIAL GUEST: Deborah Austin will deliver a 10 minute speech called: You are the Artist of Your Life.Deborah Austin is a write…

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OPEN HOUSE

March 26, 2015
at 6:05 pm until 7:35 pm

GUESTS WELCOME! (free of charge)

Welcome to the VISIONARY Toastmasters Toronto Club.

This is a special event, your opportunity to discover a Toastmasters Club.

If you wish to improve your communication and leadership skills, we are here to assist you in every step of the way.We are an open club, meaning open to everyone, from every walks of life.

If you are interested in achieving personal growth, and overcoming your fears of public speaking, all within a friendly and supportive environment, we welcome you to join our club today.and welcome visitors and new members.

Experienced professionals and beginning speakers alike can benefit from our practical, face-to-face learning program.

Whether you’re speaking to the board of directors, your customers, your co-workers or your kids, Toastmasters can help you do it better. You’ll learn and practice in a friendly, comfortable environment with people who are there for the same reason you are, to become better communicators.

At Toastmasters, members learn by speaking to groups and working with others in a supportive environment. Each meeting gives everyone an opportunity to practice conducting meetings, giving impromptu speeches, presenting prepared speeches, and offering constructive evaluation.

Toronto Public Speaking Club-Toastmasters Toronto Training Program

For more information call Terry at (416) 230-8553

www.visionarytoastmasters.com

https://www.facebook.com/VisionaryToastmastersToronto

LOCATION:

Meetings are held every Thursday Evening, from 6:05 PM to 7:35 PM, at the CAMH Site, 33 Russell St., Room T321 (West Tower Building)

The room T321 is difficult to find. you can access it through the West tower before 6pm by the underground parking at the corner of college/north of Spadina. Call / text Terry for assistance (416) 230-8553

BECOME A MEMBER:

$75 membership fee for 6 months

$130 the first time (includes manuals)

http://www.meetup.com/Visionary-Toastmasters-Toronto-Public-Speaking-Leadership

 

 

Open House: Jan 22, 2015 Visionary Toastmasters Club Toronto

 

OPEN HOUSE
GUESTS WELCOME! (free of charge)murray watson

Welcome to the VISIONARY Toastmasters Toronto Club.

This is a special event, your opportunity to discover a Toastmasters Club.

Jan 22, 2015
at 6:05 pm until 7:35 pm

With SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER from the Speakers Bureau:
http://www.toastmasters60.org/SpeakersBureau

Murray C. Watson / Author-Speaker

It will be an extraordinary night. Murray is delivering a 30 minute speech: Finding Serenity Avenue

His short story ‘The Wheelbarrow’ has earned writing & speaking awards.
Let his 17 speeches lift YOUR life:
Pills, Skills, or the Will? (Down with Depression)
Every Pleasant Road (Goodness Is as Goodness Does)
Finding Serenity Avenue (Take Kindness)
Books: Smiles, Wisdom and Encouragement; Help for Depression and Anxiety;
Daily Wisdom and Serenity; Words from the Bible When You Hurt; Want to
Renovate Your Life?; Christmas Stories to Warm the Heart; The Wheelbarrow
and Other Pieces; Simplify Life: Heed the Inner Voice
www.speakingtoinspire.com

Author-Speaker Murray Watson will speak anywhere–anywhere smiles, wisdom and encouragement are required
705 778 1203 murray@speakingtoinspire.com

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open house jan 22 visionary toastmasters toronto

Welcome to the VISIONARY Toastmasters Toronto Club.

This is a special event, your opportunity to discover a Toastmasters Club.

Jan 22, 2015
at 6:05 pm until 7:35 pm

If you wish to improve your communication and leadership skills, we are here to assist you in every step of the way.

We are an open club, meaning open to everyone, from every walks of life.

If you are interested in achieving personal growth, and overcoming your fears of public speaking, all within a friendly and supportive environment, we welcome you to join our club today.and welcome visitors and new members.

Experienced professionals and beginning speakers alike can benefit from our practical, face-to-face learning program.

Whether you’re speaking to the board of directors, your customers, your co-workers or your kids, Toastmasters can help you do it better. You’ll learn and practice in a friendly, comfortable environment with people who are there for the same reason you are, to become better communicators.

At Toastmasters, members learn by speaking to groups and working with others in a supportive environment. Each meeting gives everyone an opportunity to practice conducting meetings, giving impromptu speeches, presenting prepared speeches, and offering constructive evaluation.

Toronto Public Speaking Club-Toastmasters Toronto Training Program

For more information call Terry at (416) 230-8553

www.visionarytoastmasters.com

www.facebook.com/VisionaryToastmastersToronto

LOCATION:

Meetings are held every Thursday Evening, from 6:05 PM to 7:35 PM, at the CAMH Site, 33 Russell St., Room T321 (West Tower Building)

The room T321 is difficult to find. you can access it through the West tower before 6pm by the underground parking at the corner of college/north of Spadina. Call / text Terry for assistance (416) 230-8553

BECOME A MEMBER:

$75 membership fee for 6 months

$130 the first time (includes manuals)

http://www.meetup.com/Visionary-Toastmasters-Toronto-Public-Speaking-Leadership

 

 

Open House – Visionary Toastmasters Club Toronto

OPEN HOUSE

GUESTS WELCOME! (free of charge)

open house visionary toastmasters jan 22

Welcome to the VISIONARY Toastmasters Toronto Club.

This is a special event, your opportunity to discover a Toastmasters Club.

Jan 22, 2015
at 6:05 pm until 7:35 pm

If you wish to improve your communication and leadership skills, we are here to assist you in every step of the way.

We are an open club, meaning open to everyone, from every walks of life.

If you are interested in achieving personal growth, and overcoming your fears of public speaking, all within a friendly and supportive environment, we welcome you to join our club today.and welcome visitors and new members.

Experienced professionals and beginning speakers alike can benefit from our practical, face-to-face learning program.

Whether you’re speaking to the board of directors, your customers, your co-workers or your kids, Toastmasters can help you do it better. You’ll learn and practice in a friendly, comfortable environment with people who are there for the same reason you are, to become better communicators.

At Toastmasters, members learn by speaking to groups and working with others in a supportive environment. Each meeting gives everyone an opportunity to practice conducting meetings, giving impromptu speeches, presenting prepared speeches, and offering constructive evaluation.

Toronto Public Speaking Club-Toastmasters Toronto Training Program

For more information call Terry at (416) 230-8553

www.visionarytoastmasters.com

www.facebook.com/VisionaryToastmastersToronto

LOCATION:

Meetings are held every Thursday Evening, from 6:05 PM to 7:35 PM, at the CAMH Site, 33 Russell St., Room T321 (West Tower Building)

The room T321 is difficult to find. you can access it through the West tower before 6pm by the underground parking at the corner of college/north of Spadina. Call / text Terry for assistance (416) 230-8553

BECOME A MEMBER:

$75 membership fee for 6 months

$130 the first time (includes manuals)

http://www.meetup.com/Visionary-Toastmasters-Toronto-Public-Speaking-Leadership

 

Toastmasters Humorous Speech and Table Topics Contest – October 2, 2014

banner Visionary Toastmasters Toronto Public Speaking Practice for entrepreneurs SPEECH CONTEST1Downtown Visionary Toastmasters:Public Speaking & Leadership

Toastmasters Humorous Speech and Table Topics Contest

(public speaking practice, communications and leadership) – Join us!

the CAMH Site, Room T321 (West Tower Building)
33 Russell St., Toronto, ON (map)
6 pm-7:35pm

www.visonarytoastmasters.com

GUESTS WELCOME! (free of charge 3 times)
This Thursday will be a special event: Area 1 contest

Welcome to the VISIONARY Toastmasters Toronto Club.

If you wish to improve your communication and leadership skills, we are here to assist you in every step of the way.

We are an open club, meaning open to everyone, from every walks of life.

If you are interested in achieving personal growth, and overcoming your fears of public speaking, all within a friendly and supportive environment, we welcome you to join our club today.and welcome visitors and new members.

Experienced professionals and beginning speakers alike can benefit from our practical, face-to-face learning program.

Whether you’re speaking to the board of directors, your customers, your co-workers or your kids, Toastmasters can help you do it better. You’ll learn and practice in a friendly, comfortable environment with people who are there for the same reason you are, to become better communicators.

At Toastmasters, members learn by speaking to groups and working with others in a supportive environment. Each meeting gives everyone an opportunity to practice conducting meetings, giving impromptu speeches, presenting prepared speeches, and offering constructive evaluation.

Toronto Public Speaking Club-Toastmasters Toronto Training Program

For more information call Terry at

www.visionarytoastmasters.com\

https://www.facebook.com/VisionaryToastmastersToronto

LOCATION:

Meetings are held every Thursday Evening, from 6:05 PM to 7:35 PM, at the CAMH Site, 33 Russell St., Room T321 (West Tower Building)

The room T321 is difficult to find. you can access it through the West tower before 6pm by the underground parking at the corner of college/north of Spadina. Call / text Terry for assistance

BECOME A MEMBER:

$75 membership fee for 6 months

$130 the first time (includes manuals)
http://www.meetup.com/Visionary-Toastmasters-Toronto-Public-Speaking-Leadership/events/209734802/

http://visionarytoastmasters.com/

3 Tricks For Conquering Your Fear Of Public Speaking

3 Tricks For Conquering Your Fear Of Public Speaking
Northwestern Mutual Contributor

By Sonya Stinson

Rita Barber remembers having to stand with one ankle wrapped around the other just to keep her legs from shaking when she spoke in front of a group.

“I don’t know what they must have thought about me, looking like a pretzel, but that was the only way I could even begin to do a four- to six-minute speech,” Barber said.

Remarkably, about six months after that experience, Barber became a professional public speaker who also coaches others on giving presentations. She credits her membership in Toastmasters International with inspiring the confidence to overcome the feeling she once had that she’d rather “die a thousand deaths” than give a speech.

3 Tricks For Conquering Your Fear Of Public Speaking

The fear of public speaking is frequently cited as Americans’ most common fear. If your knees knock and your heart pounds at the thought of talking to a crowd, here are three tips for facing down your fears. Whether it gives you the confidence to speak up in a meeting or put yourself forward for a new role, polishing your presentation style can open up new opportunities for career and business success.

1. Start with Baby Steps. First, try a little self-examination. Yaro Starak, founder of Entrepreneurs-journey.com, an information marketing blog based in Brisbane, Australia, often had panic attacks when he was younger and avoided oral presentations in high school and college. But as his business took off and he was sought out for his expertise, he knew he couldn’t dodge public speaking forever. Gaining confidence began with understanding more about what was feeding his anxieties. In the case of public speaking, his jitters were caused by a self-conscious, internal conversation reminding him how much he dreaded being in the spotlight.

“Just being aware of what I was thinking was a good first step, but it didn’t necessarily calm the nerves,” Yaro said.

What really allowed him to get those nerves under control was practice. Starak is a big fan of immersion therapy: slowly dipping your toes into the thing you fear until you feel safe plunging all the way in. First, he tried standing up at a presentation he attended and asking the speaker a question. Later he agreed to be part of a panel of speakers, so he wouldn’t be the only one in the spotlight. Little by little he worked his way up to doing a one-man, two-hour presentation, with all eyes on him.

2. Organize Your Thoughts. Even if you know your subject like the back of your hand, it’s easy to get off track if you don’t plan your remarks to make sure the ideas flow well. Heidi Barnes, another Toastmasters veteran, said that was one of the most important lessons she learned in the group.

“When you get up in front of a group and you just kind of wing it, you go off the mark,” said Barnes, a residential loan officer in Roseville, California. “I talk a lot, so I get very distracted.”

Before Barnes became a loan officer, she was a marketing and public relations director at a hospital. While she wrote speeches for the CEO and did media training for nursing directors, she never spoke in front of a group herself. Now she conducts workshops for real estate agents and first-time homebuyers, a role that was beyond her reach only a couple of years ago.

3. Slow Down and Focus. Rita Barber says one of the biggest takeaways she got from working on her speaking skills was to slow down. “I am a very high-energy person,” she said. “I can do a seven-minute speech in about three minutes if I have to.”

With practice, Barber learned to take her time and be more mindful of the message she was trying to convey.

“Don’t just say it to say it. Say it because there’s an outcome that you’re looking for,” she explained. “Say it because you realize that whenever you do a presentation, it’s really about the audience and not just about you.”

You don’t have to be a professional speaker like Barber to benefit from becoming more at ease with speaking in public. Maybe it will embolden you to share your great ideas at work or introduce yourself to a game-changing business contact. “When you learn to speak in public, you develop this confidence that resonates in everything you do,” Barber said.

It’s the kind of confidence that pegs you as a top promotion candidate, a subject-matter expert, a thought leader. You may already be all of those things, but if you don’t speak up, who will know?

SOURCE: http://www.forbes.com/sites/northwesternmutual/2014/12/15/3-tricks-for-conquering-your-fear-of-public-speaking/