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August 1 Voyagers Toastmasters Meeting

It was another inspiring meeting with speeches from Ly Bernal, Jaci Feinstein, and Mike Ruthenberg. Congratulations to all and especially to Mike for completing his CC. The badge is in the mail Mike! And this is the launching pad for additional growth from advanced manual speeches!

We will have our humorous speech contest and evaluation contest in the club on September 5. Polish up that funny speech and step up to the plate to deliver a homerun…or at least a single. Or step up and evaluate our contest speaker. Let me know if you would like to participate. Be advised that we need at least 5 participants in each event so if we don’t have enough participants in the near future you may be “volunteered” for the position. Isn’t it better to be prepared than to be “volunteered”?

Coming up next meeting Mark Epstein will treat us to “Contest Challenge” as he leads his team through another exciting Voyagers meeting. It’s a good time to invite a guest…feel free to give out those Voyagers business cards and invite a friend, acquaintance, or business associate.

Mike Ruthenberg completed his 10th Speech in the CC Manual. Congratulations
Mike Ruthenberg completed his 10th Speech in the CC Manual. Congratulations

July 25th Meeting – Summer in San Diego

Beth Bateman was the Toastmaster and she took us on a fun voyage through 27 of her top activities to do in San Diego in the Summer. We had a rollicking Table Topics session in which our guest Emilia took home the ribbon for her contribution about lying on the hot sand on the beach.

We had three wonderful speakers – Leslie Leonardo doing her ice breaker speech (CONGRATULATIONS!!!!), Angelique Hood telling us about her trip to New York, and Justin Salbato reading and acting out a funny folk tale. Leslie took home the ribbon for best speaker!

Terry Hewins was General Evaluator and as usual, he had to do it with a twist. We had five evaluators reviewing three speeches. Mark Shapiro’s evaluation of Ms. Hood’s speech got the nod for best evaluation of the day.

Join us next week as Toastmaster Justin Salbato leads us on a Blast from the Past.

Beth Bateman, Toastmaster
Beth Bateman, Toastmaster

Amy Gilstrap gets Roasted and Toasted

We roasted ex president Amy Gilstrap today. She was cooked. Teresa Kuffel led the abuse with Donna Gillen, Diana Bergman, Jan Campana, Terry Hewins, Mark Imhoff and M

Amy Gilstrap gets roasted and toasted - July 18, 2013
Amy Gilstrap gets roasted and toasted – July 18, 2013

ark Shapiro providing the abuse. Amy was short but now she is brief. Topics master Kimberly Lundberg got a few extra digs in from the studio audience.

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.