Archive for October, 2015

Tales from the Hearth

Written October 26th, 2015
Categories: Special Events

TalesfromtheHearthToastmastersThe West Seattle 832 Toastmasters Club always likes to have a good time and our next meeting is no exception. Tuesday, November 3rd we will be having our Tales from the Hearth meeting. It will be full of tall tales, impromptu humor and suspense. Come listen to three engaging speeches! Join us on Tuesday, November 3rd at 6:30 pm at Brookdale West Seattle for our annual Tales from the Hearth Meeting. Everyone is always welcome!

Club and Area Champion, Franni Turean!

Written October 17th, 2015
Categories: Uncategorized

It was an excellent competition at the Division D Humorous Speech and Table Topics contest!  The challenge level was high, with several solid competitors vying for a chance to advance to the District 2 contest.

And one of our club and area champions is advancing to compete at the district level!!  Franni Turean has polished her already awesome “Good Thing You’re Cute!” speech, and delivered it impeccably to take first place at the division contest.  Congratulations, Franni!
IMG_20151015_205225485Christine Klimkowski also delivered a solid Table Topic speech, responding to the question, “If you were add one face to Mount Rushmore, whose face would it be?”  While Christine isn’t advancing this go-round, I know we’ll be seeing her advancing through the ranks again in future competitions!

As well, several members showed up to support our champions, and our vigorous cheering ensured that all the attendees knew that Club 832 was in the house!  Our cheering section included Sherry Tuckett, Laura Grove, Karen Lezon, Joel Cohn, and John LeCompte.

Plan on attending the District 2 contest on 11/7, at the Fall Contest in Redmond. Here’s a URL for the information (copy and paste into your browser):


West Seattle’s best kept secret…

Written October 11th, 2015
Categories: Meetings

Challenge yourself amongst fellow public speaking enthusiasts!

Amy after another humor-filled meeting with fellow Toastmaster friends.

Amy after another humor-filled meeting with fellow Toastmaster friends.

Are you seeking challenge in your life? Have you ever considered Toastmasters? West Seattle 832 Toastmaster’s meetings are a wonderful community gathering for public speaking enthusiasts and for those seeking to learn a new skill. We gather every other Tuesday to passionately share various topics through public speaking from life’s challenges to how to speak extemporaneously. Here are some photos from a recent meeting. Come join us! We always have a great time, lots of laughs and applauding.

Toastmasters is one of the best resources in our community for learning to speak publicly with pose and self-assurance.

Three reasons to join West Seattle 832 Toastmasters:

1. Gain self confidence in speaking in front of others.

2. Make connections in your community.

3. Learn how to effectively share information.

Meetings are held every other Tuesday from 6:30 to 8pm at the Brookdale West Seattle 4611 35th Ave SW.



Toastmaster members preparing for another great meeting!

Toastmaster members preparing for another great meeting!

Brig sharing the five steps to a relationship. Fascinating speech!

Brig sharing the five steps to a relationship. Fascinating speech!

A well-planned, impromptu meeting…

Written October 6th, 2015
Categories: Meetings

The theme for tonight’s Toastmaster meeting was ‘Impromptu’ with lots of impromptu speaking especially when answering the Table Topic question, ‘tell us a time when you were impromptu’. Members shared stories of life and death situations and challenging themselves to try something new. The joke master told a 17 second joke about why spaghetti O’s is better than alphabet soup. A wonderful speech was given by Grant who shared ideas for “how to not be a beet”. Great meeting!!

Next Thursday is the District Speech Contest, which will be held at the Kent Senior Center (600 E Smith St, Kent, WA 98030) from 5:30 to 9pm. The event is rich with opportunities to learn different speech styles and techniques. Join us as we cheer for our members, Franni Turean (Humorous Speech contest winner) and Christine Klimkowski (Table Topic winner).

Thank you to everyone who stepped-up and filled a role at the last meeting; your support is vital to the success to the meetings!

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