News and Updates
October 5, 2013

There are numerous avenues for discovering the stories that you want and need to tell. Look Internally: Head:  What have you learned?  What do you remember Heart:  What has touched you?  What have you learned from trials and emotionally difficult situations? Hands:  What have you done?  What has been done for you? Feet:  Where have…

September 7, 2013
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As Toastmasters, we are given the opportunity to practice our impromptu speaking skills during the Table Topics portion of our club meetings.  While this is good, it is not, Regie argues, enough.  Like a muscle, the impromptu skill must be practiced.  Put yourself in situations where you must think fast and organize your thoughts on…

August 31, 2013

Regie Ford, fresh from his travels to Ohio, regaled us with a report on some key ideas presented at the 2013 Toastmasters International Convention. It is important to realize that Toastmaster members, like people joining any organization, may progress through four key levels.  The danger is that  as competence grows, engagement and enthusiasm sometimes wane….

August 8, 2013

Tiffany Green, ACB, ALB joined Toastmasters in May 2010.  She earned both her Competent Communicator and Advanced Leader Bronze designations in 2011, her Advanced Communicator Bronze designation in 2013, and is working to complete her Distinguished Toastmaster award by 2014.  Tiffany is currently a member of the City Stars Toastmasters Club and the Richmond Toastmasters…

July 6, 2013
How Not to Kill with Powerpoint

Veteran presenter, Mark Maloney, gave us a two week journey through the perils of PowerPoint.  He provided the following notes for his sessions: When it comes to PPT, less is more. Visual aids are images that engage the audience emotionally, get their attention, and give them an image to attach to the emotion, or to…