Tag Archives: Public Speech Training

October 27 2016 Meeting Synopsis

Speechcraft Week 5

To celebrate the final meeting of the Speechcraft program, our very own Sheryl Roush inspired us all with her speech on how to become a professional speaker! Congratulations to all our Speechcrafters for all the progress they have achieved in a short period of time. Special thanks to Mark I and Jerry M for organizing our Speechcraft program.

Theme: Graduation
Toastmaster: Mark I
Word of the day: Persevere
Guests: David W, Simon V, Karen Kaufman (Area 12 Director), Scott
First Timer: Agosta M (SpeechCrafter) – Speaker
Most Improved: Agosta M (SpeechCrafter) – Speaker
Table Topics: David Winkleman (Guest – on his book “Embracing Change from the Inside”)
Best Evaluation: Max C
Best Speaker: Sheryl Roush – “How to Go Pro”

October 6 2016 Meeting Synopsis

Speechcraft Week 2

  • Theme: Off-the-cuff speaking
  • Toastmaster: Jerry M
  • Word of the day: Invective
  • Guests: Karen Kaufman (Area 12 Director), Ron Lederle (Southern Division Director), David Carroll (Past District 5 Governor), Gideon S (returning guest)
  • Table Topics: David C (Guest)
  • Best Evaluator: Donna G
  • Best Speaker: Maria F (SpeechCrafter)

Club Business

John W will take over VP Education duties from Linda T, who is stepping down due to work & wedding

September 29 2016 Meeting Synopsis

Speechcraft Week 1

This meeting kicked off the start of our 5-week Speechcraft program. Experienced Voyagers Toastmasters introduce  various aspects of communication and leadership fundamentals to program participants. Speechcraft participants receive workbooks and  practice the skills they learn within the context of a Toastmasters meeting. Speechcrafters are paired with club members to mentor and support them through the process.

At the conclusion of  the Speechcraft program, participants may choose to join Voyagers for a prorated membership fee. In addition, participant speeches will count towards the Competent Communicator rating.

  • Meeting Theme: Overcoming
  • Toastmaster: Mark I
  • Word of the Day: Enhance
  • Guests: Maria F, Agosta, Esolar, Jan B, Max C
  • Most Improved: Cynthia P
  • Table Topics: Julia F
  • Best Evaluator: Donna G
  • Best Speaker: Cynthia K, Competent Communicator Manual Project #6 (Vocal Variety); “The Fish”

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.