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Transformers Toastmasters Club WELCOMES YOU TO TOASTMASTERS!!!!

Where Speakers are Cultivated, Leaders are Made, and TRANSFORMATION happens!! 

Transformers Toastmasters club, formerly CTI Techtalkers, meets each Wednesday from 12pm to 1pm in the fabulous  Innovate Calgary Building, 3553 - 31st Street NW, Calgary, AB.  We all try arrive 15 minutes early, so we can start and end the meeting on time. Free parking is available. Uou will need to register your vehicle at reception who will direct you to the appropriate boardroom. We strive to make each and every one of our meetings purposeful, supportive and fun. Members are working at their own pace through speech and  leadership manuals. During the meetings, we present speeches, provide invaluable encouraging feedback, have an opportunity to practice thinking on our feet and speaking off the cuff, learning new skills that help us to excel in our professional and personal lives. We welcome visitors at any time. Even if the door is closed and the meeitng has begun, please feel free to quietly step inside. Someone is sure to greet you with a welcoming smile. 

 

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!



 
CTI Techtalkers Blog
LAUGHING AWAY THE WINTER BLAHS!

Meeting :  Wednesday, January 16, 2013
In Attendance:  Julie, Kathy, Val, Helen, Chris, Elyanor, Elena, Claudette
Guest : Burton - becomes New Member - Welcome Burton!!
 
Theme: Laugh away the winter blahs
Word of the day:  Funny Bone - crazy bone; sense of humour

Julie enlightened us about the difference between mens’ and womens’ communication patterns.  Men tend sound more competent through use of a more goal-oriented style in their communication.  They sound more authoritative, and focus more on status which seems to translate into them being more competent.  Women use more relationship building methods, trying not to hurt anyones feelings, etc. and some think this makes them sound less competent.  Could be that because women learn a different style of communication it has continued to hold us back.  Perhaps...a new understanding of communication patterns could improve the viewed competency of women and men.

Kathy used a game she had received for christmas entitled Table Topics, from Chapters .  Volunteers picked their own topics from the deck, Val - question for a psychic; Rueben - which celebrity would he really like to meet - Harrison Ford - me too! but I think for different reasons!; Claudette - temptation hardest to avoid - she doesn;t try to avoid any - why bother!; and Elyanor - which skill she would want training from an expert - wanting to learn how to swim topped her list.

And the winner is:
Table Topic Trophy Winner:  Claudette!  Congratulations!!

Please let me know what kinds of things you would like to see here on the blog.  If you have any submissions for the upcoming, first ever, CTI TechTalkers newletter, I would love to see it!!

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Posted: Transformers Toastmasters-formerly CTI Techtalkers, 23 Jan 13, 18:34 by Kathy Young    Comments: 0


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