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!


  • 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
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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. 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!





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!



Happy Turkey Day!

Written November 22nd, 2015
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20151117-11Pictures from our latest meeting! Welcome to new member, Kenlyn! Next meeting on December 1st, hope to see you there.

Happy Thanksgiving from West Seattle 832 Toastmasters.

Quotes to share – “It usually takes me more than three weeks to prepare a good impromptu speech.” – Mark Twain

“90% of how well the talk will go is determined before the speaker steps on the platform.” – Somers White


Another great meeting!

Written November 18th, 2015
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gold-trophyWest Seattle 832 Toastmasters enjoyed another wonderful meeting. Brig Henry was the Toastmaster of the Day and ran the meeting efficiently and enthusiastically as usual. New member, Kenlyn K. Terai gave her icebreaker speech, “Remembering Home”, which was very well executed with a lot of humor and warmth. Franni Turean gave a special speech in honor of Laura Grove, the winner of the President of the Year award called, “Pinnacle” the Presenting an Award, Special Occasion Speech. Franni explained how the President’s award is voted on and what areas comprise District 2. As always, Franni’s speech was heartfelt sharing that Laura’s professionalism and support of our club has been highly appreciated! Laura Grove, our most esteemed winner of this year’s President of the Year award for District 2 gave her speech titled, “How Did That Happen?” from the Special Occasions Manual, Accepting an Award. Laura eloquently shared her journey with Toastmasters. She began at Harborview Toastmasters and then joined West Seattle 832 five years later. Laura has a wonderful way of sharing her stories one of which includes the two and a half years it took her to give her icebreaker speech. She shared that she’s truly grateful for the award and for everyone’s role in the success of Toastmasters West Seattle 832 Club.

Go Laura Grove!

Written November 8th, 2015
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832 L Grove POTY D2 Fall Conf 2015HUGE Congratulations to our immediate past president Laura Grove: she
received the District 2 Club President of the Year Award for 2014-2015.  It
was presented at the Fall Conference yesterday, with great fanfare…and a
HUGE trophy! She was voted the best club president out of all 182+ clubs in
all of District 2!  Check out the two photos attached (and Laura’s Facebook
page). Way to go, Laura!!
832 at D2 Fall Conf 2015832 Rocked the house with our tremendous presence (12 members!), and Laura led us all after dinner in singing Happy Birthday to Christine, Emily, and Amie. The entire ballroom applauded 🙂 It was truly heartwarming to have such grand support in the audience for the contest. Thank you to our loud proud crowd: John, Christine, Laura G., Laura T., Laura Bailey, Karen L., Karen A., Emily, Sarah, Kate, and Amie!  I am
very proud and happy to have represented us on the District stage, in a marvelously talented group of speakers.

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