Gain Confidence

There’s no better New Year’s resolution to make than to commit yourself to becoming more confident. Achieving self-confidence will improve your life in so many ways.

One of our members quit smoking because he no longer needed the “crutch” that smoking offered.

Another overcame her life-long fear of being visible to people after battling a paralyzing eating disorder since childhood.

Another had a great business idea but was held back by fear of rejection during the sales process. Six months later, his side-business was making enough money to allow him to quit his day job to pursue his business full-time!… Read Full Post »

Pasta Lunch

No meeting this Thursday, December 28, as is our tradition between Christmas and New Years. Instead, come join us for a casual lunch at Olive Garden, 2390 S. Havana Street, Aurora, CO at 11:30. Look for Diane Burridge, David Johnson or Alan.

We look forward to seeing you at our normal Thursday meetings, every Thursday 11:30-1pm beginning January 4 at Colorado Technical University Aurora Campus, 3151 S. Vaughn Way, 4th Floor.

Happy New Year!!!

William StrunkOn Friday, November 3, 2017, we, along with his family, celebrated the life of our club founder, and recently departed, William Strunk. There were two afternoon memorial services. The first was full military honors performed by the U.S. Air Force where his ashes were burried in Ft. Logan Cemetery. The second was a Celebration of Life service at the Smoky Hill United Methodist Church in Aurora.

More than 100 were in attendance, including William’s wife Peg, son, daughter, and many relatives and friends.

Our former members Jennifer and Tim Bailey were the celebrants and led us through a partial Toastmasters… Read Full Post »

Click Image for Printable PDF Version of the Contest Flyer

Toastmasters contest flyer 2017 humorous speech and evaluation contest.

Our fall 2017 humorous speech and evaluation contest is a great opportunity for guests to come see what Toastmasters can offer at a competitive level. It will be held on Thursday, September 14, 2017, from 11:30-1:00 p.m. at our normal location at Colorado Technical University (TCU Aurora). Visitors get to just watch the show and you will not be called on for the duration of the event. Here’s how it works.

We will begin the contest with the Evaluation contest. A speaker from another Toastmasters club is given the opportunity… Read Full Post »

I can tackle anything photo

I joined Toastmasters because I was faced with presenting at a conference on compassion fatigue and depression in veterinary medicine. I was asked to tell my own story, and I feared that I would not be able to do so without excessive, distracting emotional outbursts.

Toastmasters gave me the courage to stand up and speak my own truth, to celebrate my individuality in a public forum, and to own emotion as a way to connect with my audience. I learned that audiences want to see the emotion and understand what I’ve been through. Hiding that wasn’t necessary.

This practice in… Read Full Post »