April 18th Meeting Full of Suprises

Written May 1st, 2017
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Lots of announcements from our April 18th meeting

First off, Congratulations to Franni Turean! winner of the Division D International Speech and Evaluation contests! She will be competing in the District 2 Contest on May 20th at the Conference in Lynnwood. Hope to see you all there!

Congratulations to Rebby Midkiff on her Ice Breaker award!

Congratulations to Grant Jones on his Competent Communication award!

Congratulations to Amie Pease on her Triple Crown of Advanced Communication Gold, Advanced Leadership Silver, and Distinguished Toastmaster awards!

Our next meeting is May 2nd, look forward to seeing you all there!

International Speech Contest Results

Written February 28th, 2017
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Greetings, Club 832 members,
Last night’s International Speech and Evaluations contest was a spirited event!  We had a three contestants in each contest, including a last-minute signup by Forrest Sallee in both contests!  In the end, experience (and timeliness) won out, with Franni Turean taking first place in both contests!  Here are the final results:
International Speech:
  1. Franni Turean
  2. Forrest Sallee
  3. Phil Irvin
Evaluations:
  1. Franni Turean
  2. Forrest Sallee

We had several visitors, and everyone else in the room had a role to fulfill.  We were graced by a visiting dignitary: Maria Smith, President of our neighbor club, Daystar Dialoguers, as our Guest Speaker for the Evaluations contest.  She also presented the awards to the winning contestants.

Hats off to our core contest team:
  • Contest Chair – Laura Bailey
  • Toastmaster – Karen Lezon
  • Chief Judge – Kate Christian
…and to the whole rest of the membership in attendance, who served as Timers, Ballot Counters, and Sergeants at Arms.
Franni will represent us at the Area 43 contest, on March 21 at the Kent Senior Activity Center (600 E Smith St, Kent, WA 98030).  The registration and potluck will start at 5:30 p.m.  By coincidence, that contest will be held on the same night as our club meeting, but I encourage anyone who can make it to go and cheer Franni on!  In the event that Franni is unable to make it to the competition, Forrest will fill in as our representative in both contests.
Please join me in congratulating Franni, celebrating all the contestants, and appreciating everyone for contributing their energy and enthusiasm to make the contest a success!
Cheers,
John

If you missed our Feb 7th meeting….

Written February 9th, 2017
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What a great meeting! We had lots and lots of fun! It was great to see some familiar faces that we haven’t seen for a while and that was so great. We had an icebreaker from Yusupha! It was amazing to hear about his journey from Africa to New York to Seattle. Than we had two seasoned speakers who did a fabulous job! Our next meeting is on the 21st of February. This is our International Speech contest meeting with the theme “Inspiration”. Hope to see you all there!!!

January 17th meeting was amazing!

Written January 23rd, 2017
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So many new faces at our January 17th meeting – we had 6 new guests. Some of the meeting highlights included Salma giving her Icebreaker speech, congrats Salma! And Clarence gave his first Table Topics! Forrest gave his 6th speech “A Work in Progress” and Adela gave her 3rd speech “Forwarding Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace”. A special congrats to Aime Pease for her Advanced Leadership Silver award. We also had 2 new inductees, Rebby Midkiff and Bill Clark. Laura Bailey will be Rebby’s mentor, and Brig Henry will be Bill’s mentor. Welcome Rebby and Bill!

Announcements

  • Laura Tritz announced that the videos of speeches and evaluations would be posted on YouTube. Email her if you would like them to be private or have other preferences;
  • Karen Lezon announced that she is convening a Membership Committee to try to improve our membership experience;
  • John LeCompte announced that the new Pathways education program will roll out by Region, and we might see it in September. After the final Region has it, we will have 24 months to complete the awards we have underway. John is tentatively planning to be a Pathways Ambassador. The benefit of the new program is greater online content;
  • Laura Bailey announced that she is serving as Contest Chair for the Spring Speech Contest on February 21st, and there are Contest roles available so please see her to sign up for a role.

Hope to see everyone at our January 31st meeting!

Great January 3rd meeting!

Written January 10th, 2017
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We had a great meeting. Forrest, Adela, and Emily gave incredible speeches. Forrest speech, Why Ask “Why Ask Why” gave the group insight into data analytics, Adela talked about the “Five things I wish someone had told me before getting a Husky”, and Emily gave her Goal Setting and Planning leadership speech on “Success for the New Year”. Thank you all elevators for your valuable critiques and suggestions. Hope to see you all January 17th for our next awesome meeting : )

New Year New You!

Written January 3rd, 2017
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Our first meeting of the year is tonight, January 3rd. Hope to see everyone there! And All visitors are welcome : ) Laura

Join Us On December 6th for Our Next Meeting

Written December 6th, 2016
Categories: Meetings

We meet at the Brookdale in West Seattle on the second floor. We share speeches and evaluations every meeting and most of all, learn from one another as we strengthen and explore our public speaking skills. Hope to see you there! We will be meeting from 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Hope to see you at our December 6th meeting

Written December 4th, 2016
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We meet at the Brookdale in West Seattle on the second floor. We share speeches and evaluations every meeting and most of all, learn from one another as we strengthen and explore our public speaking skills.

Public Speaking: How to Command Attention

Written February 20th, 2016
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Whether overseeing a staff meeting, making a sales pitch or delivering a keynote address, an experienced leader understands the importance of capturing the attention of the audience. Though their delivery may appear effortless, hard work, practice and strategy are generally poured into a successful presentation. While some may be more naturally inclined, most have to develop the skills necessary to become an effective speaker. Read more here!

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Happy holidays!!

Written December 24th, 2015
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West Seattle Toastmasters 832 wishes you a very Merry Xmas and Happy New Year. We are looking forward to a fun-filled year with Toastmasters. Have a joyful and peaceful holiday season. We hope to see you at a meeting!

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