Benefits of Toastmasters

You can become a better speaker by joining and participating in any active Toastmasters club. But, the George Sutton Toastmasters club has a habit of producing STARS!

Our latest evidence of this truth is Hazel Ramsbotham. She joined out club at age “82″ (now 86) because she was starting a new business and wanted to improve her speaking. Just today, I picked up on her first Facebook Live broadcast…from Dubai…where she gets asked to speak by the event organizer for the event she’s simply attending!

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Listen to her story and her amazing speaking skills she’s developed and watch her surprise… Read Full Post »

Don't panic when faced with a tough topic in speaking
If you were to invite me to your house for dinner and I immediately took on a look of disgust and commented how dirty your house was and started blurting out, “Eew Gross! What kind of paint job is that on your walls?” What would happen? I probably wouldn’t make it to the dinner table. You’d throw me right out the front door in digust!

Then, why did every speaker at both Democratic and Republican National Conventions have that disgusted look on their face covering from A-Z why you shouldn’t vote for “the other guy?”

Don’t they realize anyone on… Read Full Post »

Toastmasters District Contest
 
We are one day away from the International Speech Contest District 26 competition here in Denver Colorado on Saturday, May 16, 2015. Eight finalists representing more than 150 clubs throughout Colorado, Wyoming and western Nebraska will speak for 5-7 minutes to see who will leave with the big trophy and advance to the International championship in Las Vegas this August!

Competitors first had to win the contest at their club level, then advanced to the area, where a person usually competes against 3-5 contestants from other clubs. The winner from there advances to the Division contest, where the competition… Read Full Post »

Thermometer in the summer heatYou’ve been thinking about it for a while now. You know you need to try something new. People at work may have even told you it’s time to do something. Even your family has been spurring you on. But, for some reason, another month…another year maybe…has slipped by and you still haven’t taken the plunge to join a Toastmasters club.

July and August months are the perfect time to join. Here are several reasons why:

1. Things might be slower at work – If your workload has slowed down a bit this summer, it’s the perfect time for you to… Read Full Post »

Speaking at Networking EventYou’re at a business event sitting casually at one of the many round tables as your plate of chicken breast, asparagus, and mashed potatoes with gravy is delivered. Finally, everyone at your table is served their plate so you can dig in!

Suddenly, a tap on the shoulder.

It’s the event program chair.

“Sir/Maam,” she says.

“I understand you have some insights on (fill in your topic of expertise). Our dinner speaker is going to be about 15 minutes late and I was told you might be willing to share your knowledge with the group to fill up five minutes… Read Full Post »