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Voyagers Toastmasters International and Humorous Speech Contests

The Best of Voyagers – And You are Invited – Laugh, Cry and Be Inspired!

Date: Nov 2, 2017 – Time: 7:00 – 8:30 AM
Place: Friendship Hall at University Christian Church, 3900 Cleveland Avenue, San Diego, CA

October 27, 2017 San Diego, CA

MidTown – Hillcrest based, Voyagers Toastmasters announces their annual speech contests which feature the best speakers in the club going at it, no holds barred, battling for the right to be the club’s Best Speaker – or at least, to be the Funniest Speaker.

In addition to being fun, exciting and occasionally dramatic, these Speech Contests are a great introduction to Toastmasters, the international organization for communication and leadership training.

For more details regarding how Voyagers Toastmasters works attend this, or another, of our meetings, please contact Jerry Marino – Vice President of Membership – at 619 627-1499 or online at jerrymarino@hotmail.com
An active club of an international, non-profit organization, Voyagers Toastmasters is an excellent resource for those who want to be more involved in their community and who want to learn how to develop, create and present powerful communication messages – using the power of words as well as technology. Voyagers trains members in the use of onscreen presentations, web meetings, and use of social media for communications. Their motto is “Making communications technology easy!” Companies and organizations often sponsor their staff to attend Toastmaster meetings in order to improve their communication, managerial, customer service and sales skills.

What happened here? – October 5th

It was exciting. It was world changing. Well maybe not revolutionary but it not a good meeting.

We learned all sorts of vital information about October 5th as we celebrated the birth of Anaheim and the first televised Presidential address from the White House, thanks to Toastmaster Jan C. October 5th will no longer just be another day in history to us!

Terry H. taught us that a used bike can be infinitely more valuable than a new car. Rene R. challenged us to use “colorful language” appropriately. And Guest Robb L. showed how both men and women should embrace feminism.

This week’s winners:
First timer: Luke E – evaluator
Table Topics: Tim S.
Evaluator: Mark S.
Most Improved: Luke E.
Best Speaker: Robb L.

What did you miss last week?

Our September 28th Meeting was great. Where you there? 17 Voyagers attended.

Maria F. was toastmaster and set the theme of “Weddings.” She shared her recent experience of her son’s destination wedding and described it as a graceful fusion of old traditions with modern twists.

Simon V educated us with his speech, Creating Lasting Behavioral Changes and we learned how important it is for a person to be willing to change and to have an engaged support group around them.

Luke E. shared his wedding day experience and how he chose the wedding venue because it came with the use of a Porsche 911!

Justin S. demonstrated how the speech creation process of an experienced Toastmaster can flow easily and gave us a personal and relevant speech on the Law of Attraction.

Awards this week:
Table Topics: Terry H
Most Improved: Luke E
Best Evaluator: Hal S
Best Speaker: Luke E

September 14 Results

Verbology. Autumnal. Leaf Peeping. We heard all about this and more this past week when Toastmaster Tim S. brought us FALL IN SAN DIEGO. For more info as to all the fun events available to us San Diegans, go to:

https://www.sandiego.org/campaigns/fall-in-san-diego.aspx

Speeches: John W. taught us how to experience the Un-Disneyland holiday at Turkey Run Park; Justin S. helped us celebrate the success of Masterworks and invited us to further grow the company; Cynthia P. honored Tim S. on his recent Competent Communicator award.

Advanced communicator silver award was presented to Karen Woolsey

Awards:
Table Topics: Karen W.
Best Evaluator: Karen W.
Most Improved: Cynthia P.
Best Speaker: Justin S.