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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.

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Why should you practice your public speaking and presentation skills at least once per week?

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The short answer to this question is because speaking and presentation skills are developed over time. You can’t just read a book or take a 3-session speech class and expect much of your skills to improve or last. Speaking skills must be practiced ongoing or your skills will start to fade.

For ongoing speaking practice and improvement in a supportive environment, Toastmasters clubs are still one of the only options. Many people have thought about visiting a Toastmasters club but just haven’t taken that next… Read Full Post »

Our new officers for the July through December 2017 were inducted at last week’s meeting.

George Sutton Toastmasters Officers


From left to right: Daley Krom (Secretary), Dana Cicotello (VP Education), Tim Lenz (Sergeant-at-Arms), David Johnson (VP Public Relations), Marty Dickinson (President), Teresa Seggerman (VP Membership), Hazel Ramsbotham (VP Finance).

George Sutton Club Members Compete 2017 International Speech Contest and Table Topics Contest at Area

The winners of our club Table Topics (Teresa Seggerman) and International Speech Contest (Ryan Dunn) competed last night at the Area contest. Great job to both representing our club!

Teresa inspired the audience why having a love for yourself is such an important part of our lives. It was the best rendition of that speech yet and took 2nd place in a tough competition!

The table topic question for the contestants was, “Describe what pet (past, present or future) has aided you in public speaking.” Ryan gave a hilarious response of his next door neighbor’s puppy serving as a “babe… Read Full Post »

Free Public Speaking Workshop in Aurora Colorado February 1, 2017

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Want to give better presentations at work?

Are you the “Best Man” for an upcoming wedding and dread giving the traditional toast?

Starting or expanding your business and loathe the idea of getting up on stage at a networking event to promote your business?

Maybe you are a college student putting off that higher level course because you just know you’re going to have to give presentations and you’re just toooooo nervous!

If any of these describes you, then you need to be at this FREE public speaking workshop presented by members of… Read Full Post »