Benefits of Toastmasters

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 »

I’ve been playing around with flyers and handouts for my Toastmasters club and came up with this idea. What do you think Toastmasters? If you were to be handed this by your boss or see it on a bulletin board or lying on a chair at Starbucks, would it get you curious enough to visit the GeorgeSuttonToastmasters website?

Toastmasters Flyer - What if You Could Have

Here’s a link to the pdf if you’d like to get a copy and print it or send it to someone you know that should come and visit our club in Aurora Colorado. Guests are always welcome!

Dr. Ryan DunnOne of our newer members is off and running in the speaking spotlight! Dr. Ryan Dunn of Mile High Spine and Sport will be presenting “Exercise, Aches and Pains Oh My!” at the Amazing Aging Expo on September 28, 2013 at the Marriott Tech Center. 4900 s. Syracuse Street, Denver, CO 80237. An estimated 500 will be in attendance.

Ryan’s presentation will cover common postural syndromes, faulty breathing patterns, and exercises we can perform at home for a variety of aches and pains. He will cover proper nutrition for healthy aging, skin, bones, joints, and muscle. Attendees will have the… Read Full Post »

On August 22, the George Sutton Toastmasters club will be conducting its club Evaluation and Tall Tales competition. Since we usually have the Evaluation and “Humorous Speech” contest this time of year, I’d like to provide an introduction to what a Tall Tales contest is and describe a basic outline of what makes a “good” tall tales speech, fit for winning a Toastmasters competition. Then I’ll provide one of the best examples I found on YouTube for you to analyze and emulate in your own speech preparation.

Why Do We Have a Tall Tales Toastmasters Contest?

When someone asks me… Read Full Post »

Diane Burridge
From guest blogger, and George Sutton Toastmasters member,
Diane Burridge

Toastmasters is a great way to keep your mind active and have
fun at the same time.

In Toastmasters you will:

  • Interact with people of all ages.
  • Laugh.
  • Make new friends.
  • Listen to and provide feedback on short speeches covering a wide variety of topics.
  • Give short speeches on topics of interest to you. These can be from your life experiences or can be on subjects that you want to research to gain new knowledge.
  • If you choose to, you can assume leadership responsibilities.

Come check out a meeting… Read Full Post »