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Our new Elocutionists @UVic Toastmaster's Club chartered in July 2019. Our members are UVic staff, faculty, alumni and graduate students. We are a professional club meeting weekly at lunch time, with goals to develop our leadership, communication, coaching, public speaking skills, and more.

If you are a UVic staff, faculty or alumni and are interested in checking out our meetings, please Contact Us and drop by anytime.

Elocution 
n.
- a person's manner of speaking or reading aloud in public:
"The actor's elocution is faultless."
- the study and practice of oral delivery, including the control of both voice and gesture.
noun
- the art of public speaking, esp of voice production, delivery, and gesture

Elocutionist
n. a public speaker trained in voice production and gesture and delivery
 

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 345,000 members in over 15,900 clubs in 142 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!



 
Successes

Club Member Progress and Recognition

(Nov 22 /19) Welcome to our new club member, Anna!

(Nov 21 /19) Congratulations to Amy for successfully achieving her Level 1 in Visionary Communication

(Nov 6 /19) Of our 22 club members, 9 of us are working through level 1 of 6 unique paths. 9 of us have successfully completed the Ice Breaker. 2 others have registered and are establishing their path.

All other members are encouraged to logon to Toastmasters, complete the initial goal setting exercise and choose your desired path.

Education Session - Easy-speak and Toastmasters slides are available here.

 
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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.



 
Club News

Looking for Executive Team Members

(Nov 6) Elocutionists @UVic - you are invited to step up!

We are seeking member to join our leadership team and fill the following vacancies until June 30, 2020 of:

- Director of Communications/Public Relations

- Director of Membership

- Sergeant at Arms

If interested in exploring other Executive roles, we encourage you to start a conversation with club members presently in those roles. There are opportunities to become mentees, assistants or simply to talk about all that the role entails. You can find Here are link to a couple of Roles Guidebooks for reference:

- Roles and Handbook Guide

- Club Officer Roles

 

Upcoming Opportunities – District Events

The Area 2 Speech Contest is slated for 6 pm - 9 pm on March 4, 2020

It will be at Seymour Synergy http://www.toastmasters.org/Find-a-Club/06136285-seymour-synergy-toastmasters-club 


The Division A Speech Contest is on April 4, 2020.

District Conference on April 24 - 26, 2020 in Nanaimo, BC.

Are you or anyone in your Club Completing the Education Program in 2020? 
The 2020 Conference in Nanaimo, BC April 24, 25, 26, 2020 is looking for Volunteers!
Complete your HPL: as a Conference Sub-Chair (Education, Registration, Fundraising, Contest, Entertainment, Program, Volunteers, Public Relations, Master of Ceremonies, Sergeant at Arms )
Finishing up Legacy? - Complete your ACG: Success Leadership/Success Communication Project at the Conference.                                                   
Success Leadership
  • Productive Meetings - 1 hour
  • Parliamentary procedure - 1.25 hour
  • Leadership I, II or III - 1.5 hours
  • Management Skills 2.5 to 3 hours
Success Communication
  • How to Listen - 2.5 to 3 hours
  • Effective Evaluation - 2 hours
  • Thinking Power I or II - 2 to 3 hours   
  • Speaker to Trainer - 4.75 hours 
Registration will be available online by October 31, 2019 or in person at a TLI near you! 
Contact Catherine by phone or email D21Conference2020@shaw.ca if you would like to volunteer & complete your final project(s) in the Legacy or Pathways Program! Win! Win!
Catherine 
2020 Conference Chair          
Districts must train club officers twice per year:

First Training: Between June 1 and August 31   (3)
Second Training: Between December 1 and February 28

   

 

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