Wednesday, October 25, 2006
1) Highly recommended Toastmasters (which got it off to a good start) and
2) Presented a bit of wisdom that all Toastmasters could use. (After you read the post, the title of the entry will make more sense.)
Let me know what you think !
Click here to read the post at Scott Ginsberg blog, "HELLO, My Name is...".
Post by Dave Wheeler, Division A Governor, 2006-7
Tuesday, October 24, 2006
click here to read it !
Note: Marist is already an official Toastmasters club, but they are working on becoming an official school club since that provides additional benefits and could attract more potential members.
Congratulations to David and Marist Toastmasters for getting this PR for their club!
Monday, October 23, 2006
http://www.fivestarspeakers.com/ Click a speakers profile and get an example of a presentation
(this looks like a contest speech!)
Kathy Sierra posted a great article on her blog that really hits it on the head ...
Check it out by clicking here !
What did you find that you are going to use in your next speech? Is there something that you could even apply to a CONTEST speech? The contest that are coming up in the Spring are the Tall Tales and International Speech contests and they both would benefit from a strong opening!
Division A Governor, 2006-7
Friday, October 20, 2006
Treat yourself to a celebration and conference on communications and leadership. Pay heed to Stephen Covey's 7th habit of highly effective people, namely Sharpen the Saw: Principles of Balanced Self-Renewal." Register for the 50th Anniversary Celebration and the District 53 Fall Conference. Do it Today and save!
What: 50th Anniversary Celebration
When: Friday, November 3, 2006
Join the 50th Anniversary Celebration - District 53's Fiftieth Birthday Bash!
There will be 50's music played throughout the evening, door prizes, continuous video displays of club memorabilia from years gone by, many surprises, and dancing to the hits of the 50's, 60's, and beyond.
Questions? Contact Frank Kane, 50th Anniversary Chair,
Phone: (860) 228-3261
What: District 53 Fall 2006 Conference
When: Saturday, November 4, 2006
* Enhance your Communication or Leadership skills with a choice of 9 outstanding Educational Seminars
* Evaluation Speech Contest (10:00 AM)
* Hall of Fame Awards Luncheon
* District 53 Council Meeting
* Humorous Speech Contest and Dinner Banquet
Where: Holiday Inn Albany-Turf on Wolf Rd, Albany, NY
Stay Overnight: Call the Holiday Inn Turf before October 12 at (518) 458-7250 and mention "Toastmasters International Block" to get a special discounted room rate of only $99.00!
Visit Holiday Inn online at www.hialbanyturf.com/contact.asp
Jabbar Fagan Phone: (518) 447-8267 (w)
Sandra Buxton Phone: (518) 746-2560 (w)
Phone: (518) 747-7390 (h)
Education Program Chair:
Phone: (518) 355-3731 (h) (518) 356-7598 (w)
****** information provided by Rich Couture, DTM ************************
Thursday, October 12, 2006
Humorous Speech Contest Results
1st place - Bruce Goulart, WestConn Toastmasters, Club #599
2nd place - Carole Hurst, Orange County Toastmasters, Club #9315
Evaluation Speech Contest Results
1st place - Patricia "Pat" Hendrickson, Catskill, Club #9542
2nd place - Geoff Crew, IBM Poughkeepsie Speechmakers, Club #315
3rd place - Cynthia Slater, Diversity USA Toastmasters, Club #3401
pictures will be posted soon.
Friday, October 06, 2006
Area A1 Governor (and ContestMaster), Colleen Yarter with Area A1 Evaluation Winner, Geoff Crew.
ContestMaster Colleen Yarter with Area A5 First Runner-up, Toni Bass, Arlington Rotary Toast (5614), Evaluation Winner, Susan Doyle, Arlington Rotary Toast (5614) and Area A5 Area Governor, David Gavin.
This happy (and very humorous) group includes....
Area A1 Humorous Contest Runner-up, John "Gasbag" Paulus, IBM East Fishkill Speechmakers ( 9977), Area A1 Governor /ContestMaster Colleen Yarter, and "Cursed" Alison Easton, Richard "Changes" Bessner, Area A1 Humorous Contest Winner Adam "Stag Warrior" Izzo, Voices of the Valley ( 4396).
Area A5 Evaluation :
1st ~ Susan Doyle, Arlington Rotary Toast (5614)
2nd ~ Toni Bass, Arlington Rotary Toast (5614)
The winners from Area A1 are:
Area A1 Evaluation :
1st ~ Geoff Crew, IBM Poughkeepsie Speechmakers ( 0315)
2nd ~ Adam Izzo, Voices of the Valley ( 4396)
Area A1 Humorous
1st ~ Adam Izzo, Voices of the Valley ( 4396)
2nd ~ John Paulus, IBM East Fishkill Speechmakers ( 9977)
Wednesday, October 04, 2006
Bruce Goulart, Humorous Winner, Area A4, club 599
Croix Sather, Evaluation Winner, Area A4, club 599
Cynthia Slater, Humorous Winner, Area A2, club 3401
Cynthia Slater, Evaluation Winner, Area A2, club 3401
Date: Oct 4, 2006 10:16 AM
Subject: Reminder: Reserve your Room & Register
Celebrate District 53's 50th Anniversary Year
John Capen gave the target speech for the Evaluation Contest entitled "Humor for Health" and the contest was won by Patricia "Pat" Hendrickson (see picture to the right)
The Humorous Speech Contest was won by Carole Hurst who advances, along with Pat, to the Division A Contest on Wed. Oct. 11th at Wooster School Library at 7:00pm. A picture of Carole is shown below.
The Division Contest is hosted by West Conn Toastmasters (www.westconntoastmasters.org) and contestants should arrive at 7pm. Directions are available on the WestConn Toastmaster's web site (see link above).
Hope to see you there !