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July 12 Meeting – all about the movies

What was your all-time favorite summer blockbuster movie?

This was the especially engaging theme of the July 12, 2018 meeting hosted by Toastmaster Mark S. We could all remember chillin’ out with a great movie on a long summer day. Chill, by the way, was the Word of the Day.

Table topics were very creative with Toastmasters presenting script ideas, each one building and expanding on the previous idea.

Cynthia P took the Best Table Topics award for her animated delivery of her script idea with scary celery and rubber chicken in outer space! For our prepared speeches,

 

Meredith C told us about her love/hate relationship with her home town of Tyler, Texas and Lynn S encouraged us to stop using environmentally unfriendly plastic straws.

Winners this week:
Table Topics: Cynthia P
Most Improved: Meredith C
Best Evaluator: John W
Best Speaker: Lynn S
Huggie: Safwan M

Voyagers Toastmasters – June 28 Meeting

Voyagers Toastmasters – June 28 Meeting

We had a very exciting and action packed meeting. No, we didn’t get attacked by dinosaurs or have a volcano vent explode under our meeting location, but we did welcome in our new Board of Officers. Weeeee.

Mark S as VP PR, Mark I as Sergeant of Arms, Safwan as VP Membership, John W as Treasurer, Maria F as VP of Membership.. and drum roll please, Hal as a President.

With this line up of officers, we will be having some dynamic and maybe even controversial meetings!

The June meeting had some wonderful high spots – Maria F got her CTM – Competent Toastmaster – we knew she was good but now its official.

June 14th – Are You Ready for the Truth?

Vpoyagers Winners - June 14, 2018
What happened on June 14, 2018 – Voyagers Toastmasters

The Truth and Nothing But the Truth was the theme on 6/14/18 picked by our Toastmaster, Rene R.

This made for some interesting Table Topics on questions such as, “Is it acceptable to tell white lies to avoid offending people?”

We learned more about Angelique H as she gave her Pathways Icebreaker speech.

Maggy B delivered a speech entitled, The Wonder Women, where we were educated on the tireless efforts of the hard-working women’s group.

Mark I’s speech was emotional and heartfelt as he described the firefighters who granted a young boy’s dying wish.

Winners this week:
Table Topics: Joe
Most Improved: Maggy
Best Evaluator: Mark S
Best Speaker: Mark I

May 10th Meeting – Who won what?

We had a special meeting on May 10, Speaking for Startups where all the speeches were themed around this topic. We had a guest speaker,

Mary Fain Brandt, of the LinkedIn Bakery, spoke on ways to maximize visibility on the site.

Chandler M spoke of the importance of self-care for entrepreneurs to improve their creativity.

Lastly, Jerry M’s speech, Reaching Out to the World with your Communication Plan taught us about how not to let knowledge walk out the door. The word of the day was preeminent.

Winners this week:
First Timer: Maggy B
Table Topics: Jessica S
Most Improved: Chandler M
Best Evaluator: Karen W
Best Speaker: Mary B

Speaking for Start Ups Program

Improve Communication and Leadership Skills for Entrepreneurs and Start Ups

Date: May 10 – Time: 7:00 – 8:30 AM
Place: Friendship Hall at University Christian Church, 3900 Cleveland Avenue, San Diego, CA 92103

Hillcrest – Normal Heights based Voyagers Toastmasters announces a special educational program targeted to people launching start-ups, entrepreneurs and other business professionals who want to improve their speaking, communication and leadership skills.

Free and open to all, this special program will feature top speakers. This program will be fun and exciting. And since this is a 7am meeting we always have free coffee and snacks for you.

This special program is a great introduction to Toastmasters, the international non-profit organization known as the best place for public speaking and leadership training.

To reserve your spot, or for more details about this special program, please contact: Hal Slater – Vice President of Membership – at (619) 248-3592 or online at hal@halslater.com

More about this event at Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/voyagerstoastmasters/

More about the Toastmasters International organization at http://www.toastmasters.org/