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The Art of Speaking

Words are like matches

Words are like matches

Mar 4, 2021 / 6:00 am

When you play with words, your meaning could go up in smoke. By John Cadley I was in a men’s clothing store recently when I happened upon a display of...

You think that's funny?

You think that's funny?

Feb 24, 2021 / 11:00 am

By John Cadley Toastmaster Magazine It’s one thing to write a humour column, and quite another to write a humour column about humour. The latter requires...

5 common Zoom mistakes

5 common Zoom mistakes

Dec 31, 2020 / 11:00 am

By Wade Paterson In 2020, many of us were introduced to Zoom and other virtual meeting platforms. While this technology is helpful in allowing us to maintain...

Talk away your fear

Talk away your fear

Nov 18, 2020 / 3:00 pm

Reasons to Join Toastmasters By Wade Paterson Have you been thinking about joining a Toastmasters Club, but you’re not sure if it’s the right thing...

Paint verbal pictures

Paint verbal pictures

Oct 22, 2020 / 3:38 pm

Painting the verbal picture creates descriptive images by drawing on common experience By Bill Brown Toastmaster Magazine The goal of speaking and speech...

Leave better voice mails

Leave better voice mails

Jul 9, 2020 / 1:25 pm

8 ways to make your voicemail matter By Joel Schwartzberg Toastmaster Magazine Even with so many ways to communicate in the business world, phone calls have not...

Mom had a way with words

Mom had a way with words

Jul 2, 2020 / 2:27 pm

By John Cadley Toastmaster Magazine My mother loved to read, and she remembered what she’d read. Whatever situation I found myself in as a child, she...

A common tongue

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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