The Art of Speaking

A common tongue

Feb 11, 2019 / 11:00 am

If we all spoke the same language, we'd understand each other perfectly. And then we'd really be in trouble. By John Cadley Toastmaster magazine If you...

What was I saying?

Feb 1, 2019 / 11:00 am

What to do when your train of thought is derailed By Diane Windingland Toastmaster magazine Two-hundred pairs of eyeballs are on you after you’ve just...

The art of conversation

Jan 11, 2019 / 11:00 am

By Celeste Headlee Toastmaster magazine Talking well and conversing well are not the same thing. We often make the mistake of thinking someone is a good...

Want success? Try happiness

Oct 10, 2018 / 1:00 pm

By Lauren Parsons Toastmaster magazine Scientific research suggests that success does not lead to happiness, but that the opposite is true. Happiness has a...

Leading by example

Aug 30, 2018 / 3:00 pm

Toastmasters not only helped me become a better speaker, but helped make me a better leader. I have learned from many people and I continue to grow and to not...

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...