Speaking in front of a crowd can be daunting but there are so many occasions in life where we have to do it. A presentation at work, a board meeting, a wedding speech, a job interview, just to name a few. Wouldn't it be great to feel confident about public speaking? To actually, perhaps, enjoy it? Why not try out Toastmasters? Seymour Speakers Toastmasters will be hosting "Bring a Friend" day on Thursday February 4th, 2016. Guest are welcome to the club for free! Our meetings start at 7.30am and run until 8.50am. Our club provides a fun and supportive environment where you can improve not only your public speaking skills, but your leadership and communication skills too. If you are interested in trying us out then please email Lisa Findlay, VP of Membership at firstname.lastname@example.org. See you there!
Happy New Year!! Join us for our first meeting of 2016 in our brand spanking new location! In December 2015, we said goodbye to the Hollyhock Room but in 2016 we will say hello to our new digs: Room 165, Vancouver Community College - Downtown Campus, 250 W. Pender St, Vancouver. For direction information click here! If you would like to join us as a guest in 2016, please email Marie Salton, VP of Membership at email@example.com.
A HUGE thanks to those of you who came out to the holiday auction on Thursday. And an even HUGER thanks to those of you who were willing to part with your cash all in the name of charity! For a fairly small group, we were willing to spend, spend, spend! We raised $441!!! And it went to Michael's charity of choice: the Greater Vancouver Food Bank. We are officially awesome!
Get your cash and cheque books ready!!! On Thursday December 17th, Seymour Speakers Toastmasters will be holding our annual holiday auction! Each member has 2-minutes to sell an item or service of their choice to the highest bidder. All money goes to a charity of choice. Past items have included home made cookies, paintings, christmas decorations, etc. Our holiday auction will be held at Vision Critical, 200 Granville Street 4th Floor from 7.30am - 8.50am. Then join us afterwards for Seymour Speakers Christmas Coffee! Let's get into the Christmas spirit and socialize over some coffee or tea. Location will be decided during the meeting. Guests are more then welcome but please contact us ahead of time so that we know you are coming!
NAME: Dorothea Hendriks TOASTMASTERS AWARD LEVEL: Two-time Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM) PROFESSION: Self-employed/ workshop trainer and presentation skills coach WEBSITE: www.artofspeakingforsuccess.com TWITTER HANDLE: @speak_4success MEMBER SINCE: 1988/89 Dorothea Hendriks has been a Toastmaster member for about 28 years. She calls herself a ‘lifer’. "This organization is more than just about public speaking" says Dorothea. "It has the cheapest and most effective self-development program on the planet". It's because of Toastmasters that Dorothea started her own business the Art of Speaking for Success and Presentation Skills Inc. helping professionals kick-start their day with the tools they need to impact others with what they want to say. Why did you join Toastmasters? My doctor made me do it, and I am forever thankful to the late Dr. Ferdie Chen. He told me in no uncertain terms ‘to join’, and then, pushed me kicking and screaming all the way. Dr. Ferdie Chen was a ‘living’ legend at the time and the first B.C. Toastmaster to receive a Presidential Citation. He told me that I needed to join Toastmasters to build up my confidence and feeling of self-worth. I joined, and have never looked back. What is your most memorable Toastmasters experience? Receiving a call from Toastmasters International letting me know
By Arthur Gee. The principal reason to go to Hong Kong for one whole month, was for my wife to visit her 90-year old mother as well as some other family members and friends. Rosy met with her girlfriends on a regular basis, leaving me to my own device. I kept myself busy by wandering the markets, running races and visiting Toastmasters clubs! There were several clubs holding meetings on Thursdays but none of them were in the morning like my home club Seymour Speakers. I decided to visit Dynamic Toastmasters who meet on the 1st, 3rd and 5th Thursdays of the month. They meet in Yau Yat Chuen, Kowloon. After a few subway changes, I finally arrive at L’Hotel Causeway Bay Harbour View. I entered the hotel, took the elevator to the 6th floor, and made my way to the Tin Hau room that seated about 30 people. Dynamic Toastmasters is a President’s Distinguished Club and has been since 1999. The Club is celebrating its 20th Year. At 7pm sharp, the gavel hit the lecture and the club's President, Eunice Su, gave her opening remarks. She then turned the gavel over to the Toastmaster Alex Lai, who is also the Club's Treasurer. The First Speaker