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Simcoe Shores Toastmasters  

SIMCOE SHORES TOASTMASTERS

 

 

 

 

 

Every speaker needs an audience - will you be in our audience?

 

August Meetings

 Wednesday August 17th - Cancelled

September Meetings

Wednesday September 7th @7:00pm

 

Wednesday September 14th @7:00pm

 

 

 

At the Link

20840 Dalton Rd Sutton Room 3

North Side Back of Building Black Doors 

 

 

 

The Toastmasters Mission
A statement of shared values

Every Toastmasters club shares the same mission, clearly defined in the following mission statement:

We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to develop communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth.

Through this mission, each Toastmaster gains a clear understanding of the club's purpose, and the organization as a whole benefits from a shared set of values and goals.



 

 

Speakers generate a great amount of emotion and interest through the use of non-verbal communication, often called gestures or body language. A speaker's body can be an effective tool for emphasizing and clarifying the words they use, while reinforcing their sincerity and enthusiasm. Here are a few tips on how to use gestures effectively:

  • Eye contact establishes an immediate bond with an audience, especially when a speaker focuses in on individual listeners rather than just gazing over the audience as a whole.
  • Control mannerisms. Mannerisms are the nervous expressions a speaker might not be aware of such as putting their hands in their pockets, nodding their head excessively, or using filler words like um and ah too often.
  • Put verbs in to action when speaking to an audience by physically acting them out with the hands, face or entire body.
  • Avoid insincere gestures by involving the entire body as much as possible in the movement and matching facial expressions to it.
  • Move around the stage as topics change and move toward the audience when asking questions, making critical connections, or offering a revelation.
 

Lesson: The Key to Making Your Speech Memorable

By Craig Valentine, 1999 World Champion of Public Speaking

As a speaker, when you are remembered and repeated, you get rehired. This is a wonderful and organic way to build your successful speaking business. Click the link and grab hold of a key that will have you be remembered and repeated for years after each speech.


http://craigvalentine.com/the-key-to-making-your-speech-memorable/

 
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About Our Club

Simcoe Shores Toastmasters is your local club in Georgina, on beautiful Lake Simcoe. Our members come from all walks of life... professionals, tradesmen, business owners, retirees, students. We're your neighbours, and your friends, and together we'll help you gain confidence and polish your communication and leadership skills.

We'll share some hints and tips on this page periodically, so come visit us often and when you're ready, come and be a guest at one of our meetings... there's no obligation and no cost for guests. We're looking forward to meeting you!

 
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Looking to improve your speaking and leadership skills? Ignite your career? Gain the confidence to speak up?

You’ve come to the right place. Since 1924, Toastmasters International has helped more than 4 million people just like you, from around the world, become more confident speakers and leaders. 

Toastmasters International is a world leader in communication and leadership development, with more than 364,000 members in over 16,200 clubs in 145 countries. This network of clubs and their learn-by-doing programme are sure to help you improve.

Toastmasters will give you the skills and confidence you need to express yourself effectively in any situation. Whether you are a professional, student, stay-at-home parent or retired, Toastmasters is the most efficient, enjoyable and affordable way of gaining great communication skills. You'll learn how to:

  • Formulate and express your ideas effectively
  • Be more persuasive and confident when giving presentations
  • Improve your one-on-one dealings with others

Don't delay! Become the speaker and leader you want to be. Confident, charismatic leaders weren't born that way. As you progress in Toastmasters, you'll get to practice your skills by organising and conducting meetings and motivating others to help you. Become a better negotiator. Gain trust. Inspire your team.

Visit our next meeting - guests are most welcome. You won't regret it!



 

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