You are most welcome to join us at Toastmasters on September 24, 2012 at 6:30 pm. We would be delighted to have you there as a guest to observe our Toastmasters club meeting and decide if you would be interested in joining us this year! We meet on the 2nd and 4th Monday of every month at Avenue Road and St. Clair Avenue West. Please visit our website http://1610.toastmastersclubs.org/ and use the contact form to arrange your visit.
If you are unfamiliar with Toastmasters, please see below for more information.
What is Toastmasters?
“I do not object to people looking at their watches when I am speaking. But, I strongly object when they start shaking them to make certain they are still going.”
- Birkett, William Norman, 1st Baron of Ulverston
We have all had moments like the Baron, when we are trying to communicate something we feel is important, and one sees the glazed look come over the audience members’ eyes. Toastmasters helps people learn to speak effectively, conduct meetings, lead and motivate! Club meetings create a supportive environment, where evaluations are given after each speech pointing out our strengths and giving us pointers on how to improve for the next speech.
Join the long list of accomplished Toastmaster members (below). Although, Toastmasters is not just for those wishing to become leaders in their field, it is also there to help anyone who is wishing to improve their personal communication skills, no matter what their level.
Tim Allen Actor, star of television series, "Home Improvement"
William Bennett Former Premier of British Columbia, Canada
James Brady Two-term press secretary for U.S. President Ronald Reagan; author of the Brady
Bill, which authorizes a 5-day waiting period on handgun purchases
Joe Conley Actor, former cast member of television show The Waltons
Peter Coors Chairman of Coors Brewing Company
Ben Couch Late former member of Parliament, New Zealand
Carl Dixon Rock Musician, former lead singer for The Guess Who
Robert Emory Founder, Emory Worldwide Courier Service
Debbie Fields Rose Founder, Mrs. Fields Cookies
Napoleon Hill Best-selling author of "Think and Grow Rich;" presidential advisor
K.C. Jones Former basketball coach for NBA team, Boston Celtics
Donald D. Lennox Former President, Xerox Corporation's Information Systems Group
Linda Lingle Governor of Hawaii since 2002
James Lovell Former U.S. astronaut; missions included Apollo 13
Chris Matthews Author and host on MSNBC’s “Hardball with Chris Matthews”
Todd Newton TV host (E!, USA, Travel Channel, Game Show Network), life coach and speaker
Leonard Nimoy Actor, star of television series “Star Trek”
Paul Oreffice Former President and CEO of Dow Chemical, Midland, Michigan