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
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
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
As a member of Chamber Voices, you know first-hand the benefits of belonging to a club that has achieved President’s Distinguished ribbons for seven consecutive years. Guests to Chamber Voices meetings witness the precision of club meetings, the supportive nature, and the skills exhibited by the different club members as they serve in a variety … Continue reading