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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. You 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. 

 

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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
Evaluate to Motivate

Meeting:  Wednesday, February 13, 2013
In Attendance: Kathy, Burton, Chris, Elena, Claudette, David, Val
Guests:  Mark
Theme:  Evaluate to Motivate

Chris gave a presentation from the Successful Club Series - Evaluate to Motivate.  He discussed how evaluations are a very important part of Toastmasters as they provide immediate feedback to the speaker, offer methods of improvement, and help to build self-esteem.  They help to build the speakers character and capability.


There is an advanced group called the Circle of Gold where advanced toastmasters get together to evaluate each others speeches and help with writing, etc. 


He then continued with ideas on how to be a better evaluator by knowing the speakers objectives, even talking to the speaker to see if they have any previous areas of concern they are working on.  The evaluation can help to guide the speaker in a new direction if necessary.  During the speech be sure to show interest, take notes, and pick the most important things they are doing write, or need improvement on.  Choose your words carefully.  Put yourself in their shoes, what type of statements would you find the most supportive.  Evaluate the speech, not the person.  Don’t forget the closing - summarize you key points and encourage other listeners to apply what they have heard.  Practice makes it.  Great suggestions Chris!
During Table Topics Claudette asked us “what do you love about ....”  David talked about what he loves about chocolate - brings happiness to his kids; Burton discussed what he loves about pirates; Elena loves warm socks in the winter keeps you warm - she used to knit her own sock!!s;  and guest Mark loves boating in large bodies of water - talked about his vacation in Chili.  David was the days Table Topic Trophy Winner!  Congrats David!!
 

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Posted: Transformers Toastmasters-formerly CTI Techtalkers, 25 Mar 13, 05:11 by Kathy Young    Comments: 0


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