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.

 

June 1 2017 Meeting

Meeting Highlights

The June 15 meeting will be in the Youth Room located  upstairs on the other side of the chapel.  The reason is because of a Rummage Sale in the Friendship Hall.

Save the date! Our next special community outreach meeting is August 10.  Professional speaker and Voyager Sheryl Roush will be the keynote speaker. Be sure to spread the word!

  • Theme: Historical Buildings in San Diego
  • Toastmaster: Justin S
  • Word of the Day: Momentous
  • First Timer: Rene R (Topics Master)
  • Most Improved: Rene R
  • Table Topics: Jerry M
  • Best Evaluator: Jerry M
  • Best Speaker: Jan C, “Interesting Lists”, Speaking to Inform #1.

May 25 2017 Meeting

Meeting Highlights

President Karen W began with the induction of 4 new Voyagers: Luke E, Rene R, Francisca R and Christina S. Congratulations! In addition, Area Director Karen Kaufman was present. Other club business included a volunteer opportunity to staff the Toastmasters booth at the San Diego County Fair.

  • Theme: The John & Julia Show
  • Toastmaster: Julia F
  • Word of the Day: Rife
  • Guests: Karen Kaufman (Area 12 Director), Sean D (visiting Toastmaster), Judy H
  • First Timer: Luke E (Greeter)
  • Most Improved: Julia F
  • Table Topics: Sean D (guest)
  • Best Evaluator: Aim G
  • Best Speaker: Terry H, “I feel fine, thank you. Why?” Storytelling Project #2.

May 18 2017 Meeting

Meeting Highlights

The keynote presentation for this special community outreach meeting was by Voyager Alan Hoffmanner on Communication Skills for Leaders.  Alan presented research on a spectrum of traits for leaders.

Returning guest Francisca R joined the club today. Welcome Francisca!

  • Theme: Virtuous Cycles
  • Toastmaster: Jerry M
  • Word of the Day: Skill
  • Guests: Thekkla R; Francisca R (returning); Joe S
  • First Timers: Luke E (Timer); Rene R (Greeter)
  • Most Improved: Maria F
  • Best Table Topics: Joe S (Guest)
  • Best Evaluation: Mark S
  • Best Speaker: Maria F, “My Faithful Trusted Companion”; Competent Communicator Manual Project #4

Club Business

The current Board’s term of office ends on June 30. Nominations for new officers for the July 1 – December 31 term are now open. Current Vice President of Membership Jerry M and current Treasurer Cynthia P are willing to serve for another term.  The remaining positions are: President, Vice-President of Education, Vice-President of Public Relations, Secretary, Sargeant-at-Arms.