With the term, which began July 1, the District 33 leadership team decided to give their website a new look. The previous site was modified and a new site was created. Now the District Governor wants to hear from his constituents. Here is his latest letter. Please take a minute to cast a vote for the … Continue reading
Chamber Voices has achieved President’s Distinguished status, the highest distinction made by Toastmasters International, in each consecutive term since 2004. Each year, an executive committee is elected to drive the club to this level of success. These officers begin their term as of July 1, 2012: President: Kristina Greer, ACB, CL Vice President Education: Rob … Continue reading
Lifehacker.com contributor and author of the Information Diet, describes the steps he takes to prepare a polished presentation. Johnson describes each step: know the scene, know your slides, and test the audience. Can you think of a better audience to test than Toastmasters?
Brett and Kate McKay at The Art of Manliness state their argument and suggestions for minimizing verbal crutches. Um’s and uh’s indicate that the speaker is “in trouble.” The primary view on the purpose of filler is that it is either an involuntary symptom or a purposeful signal (here linguists do not agree) that the speaker … Continue reading
Master a topic and present it well. Following these tips will ensure your next speech goes smoothly and your audience gets more from the experience.
Interview with confidence through focused listening, articulate responses and effective body language. Following these tips will empower you to impress others.
Chamber Voices members, Congratulations on being named a President’s Distinguished Club again!! As a club, this was our top goal, and we did it! What does being named a President’s Distinguished Club mean? President’s Distinguished Club is the highest honor accorded to Toastmasters clubs. Earning President’s Distinguished Club means our club continues to attract people … Continue reading
A profile of Toastmasters members: 52% of members are female and 48% are male. The average member annual household income is $50,000-$74,999. 30% of members earn $100,000+ annually. The average member age is 45.8 years. 25.4% of members are between the ages of 18 and 34. 74% of members have a bachelor’s degree or higher. … Continue reading
Toastmasters is a fabulous organization full of many opportunities to further ones expertise at communication and leadership. We all joined for our own personal reasons, but they probably stem from a desire to better our skills and network with other business leaders. I personally wanted to get over anxieties associated with speaking in front of … Continue reading
As a new Toastmaster, it is easy to be overwhelmed by the variety of roles and responsibilities that are needed during any typical club meeting. If the Vice President Education – and each of the members – are doing their job, you would have immediately been given an opportunity to fulfill one of those roles. … Continue reading