Monthly Archives: March 2013

Today I saw a report of the top 10 highest paying entry level jobs. Some have been on a list like this for years like the pharmaceutical sales person or the “investment banking analyst” or the “software engineer.”

While there’s all sorts of controversy in the comments on the blog post I linked to, something struck me as a little odd about those 10 positions:

Each of the top 10 highest paying entry level jobs could be potentially performed by someone that doesn’t have particularly good communications skills. That in ability to communicate to one’s highest potential possibly… Read Full Post »

Big congrats to Joseph Coupal (left) for his win in the Table Topics competition and Steve Doherty (right) for his win in the club level International Speech contest! Both of these two talented speakers will be representing our club at the Area contest in April (watch here for date and location).

Toastmasters Contest Winners 2013 George Sutton Club Aurora, CO

We also had “7” guests show at this event along with some past-members!! Great to have you all and next week, we will be back to our normal schedule. Please come and visit. You are welcome!

Holding back

If you are one of the millions of people who have a fear of public speaking, that fear is probably holding you back more than you know. Your fear of speaking has had a dramatic impact on the person you are today. After all, just like the saying goes, “You are what you eat,” your fear of public speaking has made your personality the way that it is because you’ve been thinking about it and practicing that fear probably every day.

I know, because I too lived in a world of extreme fear of public speaking; and I can definitely… Read Full Post »

Ask most people who have never been members of a Toastmasters club what the benefits of Toastmasters might be, and you’ll get a wide range of responses. Some would reply thinking Toastmasters is a leads group. Some envision some sort of torture chamber where we force them to speak in front of people they’ve never met and will never meet again. Most just plain don’t have any idea what Toastmasters is all about. So, we produced this flyer:

How has Toastmasters helped our members?
Feel free to print, share, distribute, or mail this flyer to a friend you have that might be in need of improving… Read Full Post »

The George Sutton club level International Speech Contest and Table Topics contest will be held on Thursday, March 21, 2013 beginning at 11:30am. Our normal location will be used for this event. The general public is invited to watch the show.

Competitors and supporting staff (judges, chief judge, Toastmaster MC, timer, segeant-at-arms) are asked to arrive at 11:15 so that the briefings can occur and the contest can begin promptly at 11:30. We have 4 speakers scheduled and 5 table topics contestants, so we’re expecting a highly entertaining contest at our club!