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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

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

March 22nd Meeting

Mindfulness was the theme for the March 22, 2018 meeting.

Elucidate was the word of the day. We had an extended table topics session, thank to Cynthia P, on the mindfulness theme which meant that many Toastmasters had an opportunity to practice their impromptu speaking.

Nancy won table topics by talking about how yoga helps her be mindful about where she left her keys!

Hal S gave a riveting speech entitled Protecting our Democracy encouraging us to eliminate undue influences on our political system.

Winners this week:
Table Topics: Nancy J
Most Improved: Angelique H
Best Evaluator: Rene R
Best Speaker: Hal S
Huggie: Mark I – for overcoming technical difficulties
Stick it: the missing HDMI cable

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.