Calling all former Toastmasters

Local public-speaking club searching for former members.

  • Jul. 13, 2016 1:00 p.m.
Toastmasters is putting out the call for former members in Cranbrook.

Toastmasters is putting out the call for former members in Cranbrook.

Summer is a good time to reconnect with Toastmasters. For those in the know there are two clubs in Cranbrook: Cranbrook First Toastmasters established 43 years ago and Cranbrook Phoenix Toastmasters established 34 years ago. Both clubs are hosting meetings this summer and you are invited to polish your speaking skills and join us.

Toastmasters International is a not for profit educational organisation that supports individuals who want to grow their leadership skills and those who want to improve their speaking skills. A person gains leadership skills by attending meetings and taking on meeting roles and in other ways as well. Meetings are the learning environment and as leadership skills are developed people feel more comfortable taking on organisation rolls outside of Toastmasters.

Members practice speaking skills in front of the Toastmasters group by doing prepared speeches and impromptu speaking. As members grow their speaking skills they feel more comfortable speaking to their peers in their work environments, doing job interviews or asking their boss for a raise. The impromptu speaking skills learned help with those moments when you are asked that difficult question like during a political debate or when your teen asks to use the car. Clear up your ums and ahs, learn how to use gestures and voice variation as well learn how to tell tall tales. If you are a former Toastmaster remember that practice make perfect so come practice with us.

Cranbrook First Toastmasters meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month at the College of the Rockies, room 210 at 7:15 in the evening. The next meeting is July 14th. Call Kathy for details  250-489-2526.

Cranbrook Phoenix Toastmasters meets on the 1st and the 3rd Thursday of the month at 828 Baker St. in the Sunlife Financial office. Arrive by noon as the meeting starts at 1210 and runs for 50 minutes. The next meeting is July 21st. Call Roberta for details 250-489-0174