What happened during our last meeting? What did you miss?
Toastmaster Teresa Kuffel gave us a fragrant “April Flowers” meeting and General Evaluator and Chief Gardener John Wissenbergled 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.
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.
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.
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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.