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      May 17, 2012

      Thursday   6:50 AM - 8:00 AM (weekly on Thursdays until February 3, 2014)

      348 Bernard Avenue
      Kelowna, British Columbia V1Y 6N5

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      Kelowna AM Toastmasters

      Kelowna AM Toastmasters

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      Kelowna AM Toastmasters meets year-round at the Royal Anne Hotel at 348 Bernard Avenue in Downtown Kelowna.

      Meetings are held Thursday Mornings at 6:50am. A great way to start your day!

      GUESTS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME!...and the coffee is on.


      Our Club Meeting

      Are you wondering what happens at our Toastmaster Meeting?


      Getting Ready

      We have a compact meeting. It starts at 6:50 AM sharp (timing is very important in Toastmasters). If you will be visiting our club we ask that you arrive 5-10 minutes early so we can introduce ourselves, get you a cup of coffee and find you a seat. If you are late, please come anyway, we'd love to have you visit.

      Introductions

      Our Club President opens the meeting and will introduce you as a guest (don't worry, you don't have to say a word!)

      Sit back, relax, enjoy the meeting and listen to some interesting speeches!

      Our club members take turns filling the various club roles each week, this is a great opportunity for growth.
      A Toast will be given.
      The Humorist will tell us a joke.
      The Grammarian will give us a word of the day and challenge us to incorporate it in our meeting.
      The President will then turn the meeting over to the Toastmaster of the Day, the person who MC's the meeting.


      Prepared Speeches

      Usually two people will present original speeches from one of the manuals they are working on (the Toastmasters Manuals guide you through easy growth in public speaking). After each speech, the members (and guests) are asked to fill our an evaluation form for the speaker. The speakers can hardly wait to receive and read these. They learn what they are doing well and what they could change slightly for improvement.

      Breaktime

      We take a break after the prepared speeches to refill our coffee cups and have a muffin, after all it IS MORNING!

      Evaluations

      After the break, each speaker is then individually evaluated by an evaluator. This is when the real learning takes place. We all learn so much from these evaluations. Once you learn to give evaluations, you can apply this technique in your personal or business life, it's an awesome skill to acquire.

      Table Topics

      The Table Topics Master will give members a topic for an impromptu response. Generally we try to select members who have not had a chance yet to speak. This can be fun and funny too. You learn to think on your feet, a slower process with some of us than others, but it's such a safe environment for improving this skill. Who knows, you may become skilled enough to talk your way out of your next speeding ticket!

      Reports

      We conclude the meeting with reports:
      Timer - let's us know how well we did keeping to the schedule
      Ah counter - helps us to eliminate all those useless ah's, um's and other crutch words that you often hear people use when being interviewed on the radio or TV)
      Grammarian - highlights powerful phrases, areas to improve and who used of the Word of the Day
      Table Topics Evaluator - provides an evaluation of the impromptu speakers.
      Close

      The General Evaluator briefly evaluates the entire meeting except for the prepared speakers.

      The meeting is then turned over to the President

      8:00 AM, our Kelowna AM Toastmaster meeting is adjourned.

      It's a great way to start your day!

      Categories: Education | Business & Networking

      This event repeats weekly on Thursdays until February 3, 2014:

      Event details may change at any time, always check with the event organizer when planning to attend this event or purchase tickets.
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