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The Art of Speaking

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...

Talking on the edge

Apr 21, 2017 / 3:00 pm

Reen Rose and Wade Paterson have something to prove this weekend. The two Kelowna AM Toastmasters are division champions who won the right to compete at the...

Talk your way to success

Apr 10, 2017 / 1:00 pm

By Katharine Hansen What could you accomplish if you could present your point of view more persuasively? Whether we are motivating workers, conveying...

Champions at talking

Mar 31, 2017 / 9:00 pm

Reen Rose and Wade Paterson are Toastmasters Area champions. The two will represent Area 83, which covers part of the Central Okanagan, and their club, Kelowna...

Primal fear of rejection

Mar 18, 2017 / 11:00 am

By Glenn Croston Surveys about our fears commonly show fear of public speaking at the top of the list. Our fear of standing up in front of a group and talking...

Life lessons from a master

Mar 4, 2017 / 3:00 pm

By Ross Freake Dana wants to talk like Ted — except for the Irish accent. Dana Nease had been a Toastmaster for 10 days when she met Ted Corcoran, former...

Talking tips from Ted

Feb 4, 2017 / 6:00 am

By Ros Hansen “People have learned to talk. They have not learned to communicate. That’s why Toastmasters is so important.” It’s Ted...

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