July Newsletter

July 2017 Newsletter- Wolfville Toastmasters

Executive Elections
After our elections earlier in June, we had a slight shuffle of our Executive Committee. Below is an update to the 2017/2018 Wolfville Toastmasters Executive Committee, which will be effective July 1st:

President: Chris Kasza
Vice President Education: Rhea Hamlin
Vice President Membership: Athena Koros
Vice President Public Relations: Kathleen Jagoe
Secretary: Aimee Hanson
Treasurer: Doug Murray
Sergeant at Arms: Jared Jordan

Advice From Members
How to Deliver a Speech … Without Notes
From an article by William Neuman, ACG taken from the June 2017 Toastmasters Magazine

You just gave your fourth speech and you’re still using notes. Maybe it was a great speech; you might even have received a “Most Improved” or “Best Speaker” ribbon. Could it have been better? Absolutely! The instructions in your Toastmasters manuals encourage you to deliver your speeches without notes.

Why is that so important? There are several reasons; eye contact, rhythm, confidence and connections with your audience.

So how do you do it? Here are a few ideas.

  1. Decide on a subject.
  2. Write down a working title.
  3. Jot down the key points of your speech.
  4. Reduce each point to one word.
  5. Put the words in logical order so that the speech flows with a rhythm that makes sense.

Each word will become a “trigger” that will remind you of each point you want to discuss in your speech. The trigger words will serve to remind you of your speech “story”.

Know the stories that make up your next speech, and let the trigger words remind you of the stories and you’ll be able to deliver your speech, without notes!

Congratulations are in order!
In the month of June the Wolfville Toastmasters Club has received 3 Awards:

  • Best Website
  • Talk Up Toastmasters
  • President’s Distinguished Club

Excellent job everyone! Keep up the good work!

August 23-26, 2017
Toastmasters International 2017 Convention
Vancouver, British Columbia

Feedback and Submissions Welcomed
Any feedback, comments, ideas and/or submissions please contact:
Kathleen Jagoe, Vice President Public Relations at vp.public.relations@wolfvilletoastmasters.com

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