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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.

April 24 – April Flowers Meeting

What happened during our last meeting? What did you miss?

April24_Teresa_JohnWToastmaster Teresa Kuffel gave us a fragrant “April Flowers” meeting and General Evaluator and Chief Gardener John Wissenberg led a comprehensive feedback session of an informative and enjoyable Voyagers Toastmaster meeting.

 

Awards went to:

Linda Teichman – Best Topics

Chandler Martin and Carmen Hu – Most Improved

Amy Gilstrap – Best Evaluator

Nancy Jensen – Best Speaker

 

 

Mark Imhoff gave an informative speech on coaching (with role playing included) from the Interpersonal Communications Advanced C&L Manual. And Nancy Jensen told us how to live in Maine for five months and San Diego for the remainder of the year…as she says, “The best of both worlds”.

Next week is Beatlemania! with Chandler Martin as Toastmaster.

See you there…Thursday, 7 AM, Café Coyote Restaurant in Old Town, 2461 San Diego Ave. 

April 17 Meeting – What did you miss? The Presidents Report

Toastmaster Beth Bateman provide an engrossing background and history of Earth Day as well as how we can be involved in continuing to legacy and good work that Earth Day has spawned.  Three speeches covered a range of speaking formats: Chandler Martin delivered a meeting introduction for an upcoming international border conference that she will host, John Shannon gave his Icebreaker and Jerry Marino told a Jewish fairytale that dates back to the 6th century in Afghanistan. New member Joji Peters provided challenging Table Topics and throughout the meeting there was high energy and enthusiastic response to all speakers and evaluators.

Today’s winners were: Jerry Marino – Best Speaker

Jerry Marino, Voyagers
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Manshu Agarwal – Best Topics

John Wissenberg – Best Evaluator

Carmen Hu – Most Improved

San Diego’s Voyagers Toastmasters Features Darren LaCroix

Meet the World Champion of Public Speaking

 

Darren LaCroix, 2001 Toastmasters World Champion of Public Speaking, will be at Voyagers,

Darren LaCroix, 2001 Toastmasters World Champion of Public Speaking, will be at Voyagers, one of the most dynamic and most experienced Toastmaster Clubs in San Diego County on Thursday, March 28th at 7:00am PDT.

This is your chance to meet Darren and find out a little of what it takes to become a World Champion speaker. In addition, you will have a chance to hear Mark Epstein as he delivers his local award winning contest speech… then be “evaluated” by Darren… helping him improve on his journey to the world title in August.

In 2001, Darren LaCroix, out-spoke 25,000 contestants from 14 countries to win that title. That 5-7 minute speech was just a benchmark. Since that victory, Darren has traveled the globe demystifying the process of creating a powerful speech. He has roused audiences in faraway places like Saudi Arabia, China, Oman, Malaysia, and Taiwan with his inspirational journey from first-rate chump to first-class champ, proving anything is possible if you are willing to work for it.

Darren is known as the person who helps speakers launch their careers in professional speaking. His trademarked program Get Paid to Speak by Next Week® has helped many speakers launch their very first checks. He also supports speakers doing business coaching through his internet program, Get Paid to Speak TV.

More about Darren LaCroix at http://darrenlacroix.com/

More about Voyagers and Toastmasters
Voyagers Toastmasters improves your business communication, networking and leadership skills!

Voyagers Club #5315-5 is an active and dynamic Toastmasters International Club with a long tradition of excellence, professionalism, and enthusiasm. Over the 27 years of the club’s existence, members have grown into poised speakers, superior leaders, proficient managers and acclaimed authors. Club membership is diverse, including a mix of entrepreneurs, business leaders, consultants, students, retirees, educators, etc.

Guests are always welcome to attend and participate. To learn more about Voyagers and the Toastmasters organization, please visit http://voyagerstmclub.org or at Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/voyagerstoastmasters

Meeting Location

Thursday Mornings
7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
2461 San Diego Avenue  – Café Coyote Meeting Room, ground level.
San Diego, CA 92110
Free parking underground.