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November 10 Voyagers Toastmasters Meeting

Voyagers Toastmasters Thursdays 7am
Voyagers Toastmasters Header – Nov 2022

Salute to Veterans – Join us at 7am on Thursday, Nov 10. 7am PT to 8:30am PT

Celebrate our Veterans with Voyagers Toastmasters.
Thursday morning Nov 10. 7am PT to 8:30am PT

Meet us on zoom!

Join us at http://tiny.cc/VoyagersToastmasters.
7am PT to 8:30am PT.

You can attend via zoom from where-ever you are in the universe.

If you have any questions, feel free to ping us here or call Mark at 619 249 7742. Or just zoom on in

Voyagers Toastmasters Club #5315, established in Old Town in 1983, is a dynamic Toastmasters International Club with a long tradition of excellence, professionalism and enthusiasm. Our friendly members range from accomplished highly experienced Toastmasters to shy new Toastmasters. Meetings are regularly attended by 18+ members, even if not all have RSVP’d on Meetup. Attire ranges from casual to business.
Guests are always welcome to attend and participate free of charge.
Please let us know you’ll be joining us for a Zoom Meeting!

Improve your leadership and communication skills

Come join Voyagers Toastmasters for fun, educational and rewarding Toastmasters meeting. Our theme is “National Play in the Sand Day” Fun at the Beach

Event Date: August11

Come join Voyagers Toastmasters. Lets have fun.

, 2022, 7:00 AM to 8:30am Pacific Time
Zoom login information: http://tiny.cc/VoyagersToastmasters.- OR – Meeting ID: 883 0087 7354 Passcode: 546918

You are invited. All are welcome, all ages. You don’t have to be a Toastmaster.

This event will be conducted via Zoom, and will entertain, inspire, inform, and maybe even move you. Attendees will also learn about the benefits of public speaking skills learned from Toastmaster attendance and participation.

Guests are always welcome to attend and participate. To learn more about Voyagers and the Toastmasters organization, you can also visit https://www.facebook.com/voyagerstoastmasters

Keywords: San Diego Toastmasters, Public Speaking, Leadership Skills, Hillcrest Toastmasters, Hillcrest San Diego, Best San Diego Toastmasters Club, Voyagers Toastmasters, Speech Training, Presentation Skills, Public Speech Training, Business Communications

“Never be afraid to ask for help”

“Never be afraid to ask for help”

Introduction: “Safwan will be delivering a level 2 speech from the strategic relationships path, project number 3 – ”Introduction to Toastmasters mentoring”. He will be talking about his life impacting mentors who helped him to be where he is now.”

Strategic Relationships

This path helps you build your skills as a leader in communication. The projects on this path focus on understanding diversity, building personal and/or professional connections with a variety of people and developing a public relations strategy. Communicating well interpersonally and as a public speaker is emphasized in each project. The path culminates in a project to apply your skills as a leader in a volunteer organization.

When you think of the relationships in your life, you’ll probably think about parents, siblings, maybe teachers or bosses that had a positive impact in your life. There might also be people who had a negative impact – bullies or the mean old guy who lived down the street who shook his cane at you and told you to get off his lawn.

How many of those people were in your life because you wanted them?

We do get to make choices about some of the people in our lives – our friends, our spouses or significant others, and our mentors.

Toastmasters Mentoring

In Toastmasters, the emphasis on mentorship has become a major component of Pathways. The classic program had some information about mentorships and encouraged them, but not like we’ve got now. Whereas it was almost optional – and many clubs didn’t have any organized program – now mentoring is vital.

Because Toastmasters is based on a very practical program – and by that, I mean you’re going to work, not just study the theory or philosophy of communication – and we don’t have instructors – we learn from the work that our peers do. It’s relational and demonstrative… it’s the difference between a class and a club. This is the basis for the push to build more mentor/protege relationships in the clubs.

The material in the Pathways Base Camp explains a lot of the mentor/protege relationship. You may be assigned a mentor. You might be asked if there is someone you would like to be your mentor. I think the point is that you have a mentor who can

show you the TM meeting ropes

encourage you to give your first 3 speeches

help you fill club meeting roles

comment on your speeches or

be your first evaluator.

#work #communication #mentoring #communicationskills #Toastmasters #toastmastersclub #SanDiego

Why Join Toastmasters – Improve your communication and leadership skills

Everyone in a Toastmasters meeting was once at the level you are now. The environment is friendly and supportive, and the self-paced program allows you to build confidence with each speaking assignment.

A typical club has between 20 to 40 members who meet either weekly, biweekly or monthly. An evening meeting normally lasts around 90- 120 minutes.

(Voyagers Toastmasters meets once a week for an hour and a half. Once a month we meet in the real world – hybrid meeting. The rest of the time via zoom)
There is no instructor in a Toastmasters meeting. Instead, members evaluate one another’s presentations, pointing out the strengths and suggesting improvements. This feedback process is a key part of the program’s success. Members also give impromptu talks on assigned topics, conduct meetings and develop their leadership skills.

We learn through the Toastmasters Pathways learning experience, an exciting, flexible and interactive way to develop your skills and help others in your club develop theirs. Pathways helps you learn communication and leadership skills that you need to succeed. It gives you:

The opportunity to build up to 300 unique competencies
10 specialized learning paths to choose from
Online content, so that you can learn anytime, anywhere
Real-world, transferable skills
One thing that you’ll love at Toastmasters meetings is the applause. At first. you’ll be applauded for your effort; later you’ll be applauded for your skill.

More at https://www.facebook.com/voyagerstoastmasters/

 

Check out the latest Voyagers video to be posted to our club’s YouTube Video channel

Check out the latest Voyagers video to be posted to our club’s YouTube Video channel

Voyagers Toastmasters – June 23, 2022

Karen will be doing a level three project from the Dynamic Leadership Pathway: Social Speeches.
The goal is to prepare and present a SOCIAL SPEECH.

Karen will be giving a Toast to honor the retirement of a co-worker of Karen’s at the Retirement Community she where she works.
The toast is taking place at a luncheon given in Lois’ honor. Attendees are the CEO and the President along with Executive Directors and Directors of Dining Services from various communities.
Title: A Toast to Lois
Time: 3 – 5 minutes