The Art of Speaking

Webb of words

Apr 20, 2018 / 11:00 am

Moya Webb will be the Okanagan’s champion when the best talkers in Southern B.C. clash in Kelowna this weekend. Webb won the Toastmasters Division K (the...

Club creates champions

Apr 14, 2018 / 12:00 pm

Former premier Bill Bennett was president. So was his brother, R.J. And well-know businessman Tom Capozzi. They are among the prominent and less-than-prominent...

Learning to listen

Feb 26, 2018 / 11:00 am

By Justina LeeStolz Many people know of Toastmasters as an international speaking organization that churns out brilliant public speakers, but the less known or...

A laughing adventure

Feb 16, 2018 / 11:00 am

When we embark on an adventure; we often have a goal in mind. When I started on my Toastmaster adventure at Kelowna AM Toastmasters, I had a totally...

One hell of a story

Feb 8, 2018 / 6:00 am

By Wade Paterson Have you ever experienced an incredibly embarrassing moment? Good! You probably have one hell of a story. Shortly after joining Kelowna AM...

Secret of success

Jan 28, 2018 / 5:00 pm

What every leader should know and practise: The most important, yet unexpected skill I learned at Toastmasters By Christy Webb I once read a quote by voice...

It's not about me

Jan 19, 2018 / 6:00 am

By Gary Johnston I attended my first Toastmasters meeting two years ago, and it had a profound effect on my life. Who knew? What I knew about Toastmasters at...

5 reasons you aren't heard

Jan 11, 2018 / 11:00 am

By Karin Hurt Toastmaster magazine Have you ever felt this way? You’ve got great ideas. You care deeply. And you’re frustrated. Why is no one...

Get to the point

Dec 23, 2017 / 2:00 pm

By Joel Schwartzberg Toastmaster magazine When I got married in 2008, my nine-year-old son stood on his chair and gave a succinct toast that, even putting aside...

Acing your job interview

Nov 20, 2017 / 1:00 pm

A 4-step formula to acing your job interview How to prepare to impress. By Jennifer L Blanck Toastmaster Magazine You might be pretty good at interviewing for a...

Giving a dynamic speech

Nov 2, 2017 / 11:00 am

By William Neuman You just gave your fourth speech and you’re still using notes. Maybe it was a great speech; you might have even received a ribbon for...

Where's your blind spot?

Sep 30, 2017 / 1:00 pm

Are you ready to look at yourself through the eyes of others? By Craig Harrison Toastmaster magazine Did you know you have blind spots? It’s OK, we all...

You need more than goals

Aug 30, 2017 / 1:00 pm

You Need More Than Goals To Succeed By Ravi Raman We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them. — Albert Einstein It...

6 little white lies

Aug 16, 2017 / 3:00 pm

By Maurice DeCastro We live in the age of information, where people hardly have time to think clearly, let alone absorb the plethora of instant communication...

Essence of great leadership

Jul 22, 2017 / 1:00 pm

By Terry "Starbucker" St. Marie What are the 10 qualities that make a great leader, and a more human one, too? What are the attitudes and attributes...

Learning to listen

Jun 28, 2017 / 3:00 pm

By Ross Freake Terror turned into terrific for OChristy Wiley when she joined the Penticton Toastmasters Club. "I was looking for a venue to overcome my...

Goal-setting strategies

Jun 10, 2017 / 12:01 pm

How I became an Accredited Speaker (This article appeared in Toastmaster magazine) By Eldonna Lewis-Fernandez In September 2015, I submitted my application to...

Great story, wrong hero

May 27, 2017 / 11:00 am

Audiences are getting tired of My Struggle and Your Lesson talks (This article appeared in Toastmaster magazine) By Jack Vincent So you’re preparing for...

A champ at listening

May 13, 2017 / 6:00 am

Wade Peterson did a mini fist pump as he walked onto the stage to accept the award as the best listener in Southern B.C. He had just won the Toastmasters...

Talking up a challenge

Apr 29, 2017 / 11:00 am

I was visiting Toastmasters to see if I wanted to join, when mention was made of a speaking competition. I always protest when people say I am competitive, but...