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Voyagers Toastmasters Announces Special Speaking for Start Ups Program

Improve Communication and Leadership Skills for Entrepreneurs and Start Ups

FREE – Sign Up Now – 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

Date: May 10 – Time: 7:00 – 8:30 AM

Place: Friendship Hall at University Christian Church, 3900 Cleveland Avenue, San Diego, CA

Midtown – Hillcrest 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. Subjects covered include: How to do an elevator pitch; How to motivate your entrepreneurial team; How to connect with your audience; How to organize a presentation and How to effectively run a business meeting

 

In addition to being informative and educational, 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

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. Here people from all backgrounds learn how to develop, create and present powerful communication messages – using the power of words as well as the latest presentation technology.

Voyagers members learn to use onscreen slides, web meetings, and social media for more effective communications. Our motto is “Making communications technology easy!”

Many companies sponsor their staff to join and attend meetings in order to improve their communication, managerial, customer service and sales skills; so be sure to ask your HR people about Toastmasters.

More about our Voyagers Club at http://voyagerstoastmasters.org/

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

Media and Press Contact:       Mark Shapiro,

Vice President of PR
SRS-Tech PR

mshapiro@srs-techpr.com
1 619 249 7742

Sept 21 – “Speak Up for Your Cause: Methods for Effective Speaking to Convince and Persuade”

Communications Skills for Leaders of Public Service Organizations – Free Session
Date: September 21, 2017 – Time: 7:00 – 8:30 AM
Place: Friendship Hall at University Christian Church, 3900 Cleveland Avenue, San Diego, CA

MidTown – Hillcrest based, Voyagers Toastmasters announces a unique, free session to help improve communication and leadership skills for leaders and managers of community groups, activists, charities and other public service organizations.

This program will feature Hal Slater, a Toastmasters International Accredited Speaker, professional speaker, and solar energy proponent and expert will speak on How to create and present a coherent, persuasive talk.
John Wissenberg, Distinguished Toastmaster with 35 years speaking experience, database manager and community organizer will present How to persuade others who do not agree with you

Angelique Hood, psychologist and therapist, former executive with Girls Clubs of America, and presenter to city councils and community groups will share How to present your cause to others in public — a city council, school board, or community organization.

This presentation is also 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. Or, for information on this special Communication Skills for Leaders presentation, 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 at Toastmaster members in order to improve their communication, managerial, customer service and sales skills.
More about Voyagers at http://voyagerstoastmasters.org/
More about the Toastmasters International organization at http://www.toastmasters.org/

June 8 2017 Meeting

Meeting Highlights

There is a venue change for the June 15 meeting. We will be located in the Music Room on the first level of the building on the other side of the chapel. This is due to the Rummage Sale setup in the Friendship Hall. We will return to the Friendship Hall on June 22.

Peripatetic Voyager Sheryl Roush gave an interactive session on presenting awards, during which President Karen W presented Max C with his club name badge. Sheryl also gifted our club with a new podium banner and a sidewalk sign sign. Thank you Sheryl! Sheryl will be the keynote speaker for our next Special Community Outreach meeting on August 10. Please save the date, and spread the word. This is sure to be an inspiring event!

  • Theme: Life’s Contradictions
  • Toastmaster: Jan C
  • Word of the Day: Disingenuous
  • Guest: Alice V (last visited Voyagers when the club was still at the Acapulco Restaurant in Old Town! Glad you found us again, Alice, and hope to see you again soon!)
  • First Timer: Max C (Pledge & Inspiration)
  • Table Topics: John W, “Alternate Reality”
  • Best Evaluator: Rene R
  • Best Speaker: Karen W, “Stepping up with Feedback”, Speeches by Management Project #2

Club Business

There are still some remaining leadership opportunities available for club officers. Please contact current President Karen W or Immediate Past President Donna G to learn more. The Voyagers Board will meet online with Zoom on Monday June 12 from 6-7 p.m. Any club member is welcome to join the meeting by smartphone or computer, or even a plain old telephone! Contact Jerry M for details on how to get hooked up.

 

February 9 2017 Meeting Synopsis

Voyagers Toastmasters is moving Thursday February 16!

Voyagers will be moving from Old Town to Uptown, in the heart of Hillcrest. Thank you to Cafe Coyote for your hospitality over the past 8 years. We will miss the unique features that made our meetings memorable: Random mariachi music, our skeletal calacas friends, and the coyote! But now it is time to start a new page of Voyagers Toastmasters history in an vibrant new location. Don’t get left behind!

Time: 7:00 a.m. until 8:30 a.m.
Date: Every Thursday except holidays
Location: Friendship Hall (on the campus of the University Christian Church)
3900 Cleveland Avenue
San Diego, CA 92103
(across from DMV parking lot and 92103 Post Office, at the intersection of Cleveland Avenue and Harvey Milk Street)

The venue is freeway close, near the CA-163 and I-8 interchange. The Friendship Hall is located through the gated courtyard (gate will be unlocked.) There is a small parking lot across from the DMV with 2 disabled parking spaces. In the morning, free street parking is readily available on Cleveland Avenue, Richmond Avenue, and other nearby streets.

List of meeting highlights

  • Toastmaster: Mark I
  • Theme: Fun with Phobias
  • Word of the Day: Shudder
  • Guests: Agosta (past Speechcrafter), Marco (past Voyager), Gideon S (returning guest)
  • First Timer: Maria F – Topics Master
  • Table Topics: Gideon S (guest)
  • Most Improved: Maria F
  • Best Evaluator: Annie J
  • Best Speaker: Aim G; Manual: Humorously Speaking, Title: “Who do you think I am?”

Club business

The final meeting at Cafe Coyote was in the newly renovated Baja Room. The move to the UCC Friendship Hall was announced. Name badges were presented to Maria F and Cynthia P. The next Board meeting is Monday February 13 from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. We will meet online in Zoom Meeting. All club members may participate. Contact the Board for information about Zoom Meeting.

Last group picture at Cafe Coyote

Toastmasters Leadership Institute (TLI): Special Offer

Voyagers Toastmasters will reimburse $15 towards the District 5 Toastmasters Leadership Institute (TLI) registration fee for Voyagers Toastmasters members in good standing. Any member may take advantage of this offer, not just officers. Register before December 20 to take advantage of the Early Bird Special, so the cost is FREE! Even if you register after that date, the club will still reimburse $15. The event is Saturday January 10 from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM at the San Diego County Office of Education, 6401 Linda Vista Road, San Diego, California.

Toastmasters Leadership Institute Agenda website

Toastmasters Leadership Institute Registration webpage