The Gavel - December 2019
|TM Spotlight- Ellen Chisholm|
The nurturing framework at High Park Speakers (HPS) Toastmasters Club gave Ellen the confidence to practice telling her own story and to grow in new directions. Thanks to Toastmasters, Ellen can now structure and target her message effectively, keeping her audience engaged. She now enjoys facilitating professional workshops. Having the confidence to speak in front of large groups helps. Recently, Ellen was the Master of Ceremonies at a 200 person recruiting event. Based on the number of referrals and high quality placements that resulted, she was a hit.
Read Ellen's story
Learn more about stage time here (or contact firstname.lastname@example.org)
Stagetime is the place to be for speakers and speaker seekers across D60 clubs. Stagetime, is a unique initiative to D60, no other district has it.
Do you need a test speaker for an upcoming evaluation contest? Do you desire a fresh face to entertain or inspire your club for your special holiday meeting? Complete the (short) form outlining the speaking opportunity you’re offering.
Do you want to exercise your public speaking muscles by presenting in front of a totally unknown audience.? You can share your story with a wider audience. Respond to current speaking opportunities listed or join Stagetime to be matched to suitable engagements.
|Kane's Pathway to Success|
Kane Lam joined Toastmasters in April 2019 and has already seen a profound impact professionally. First he was asked to work on a special project, then he was promoted!
Kane joined the Bay Street Breakfast Club this year and has only experienced the Pathways methodology. Although he appreciates the personality test and various speech and club role projects, the part he got the most out of was the feedback module.
Click here for more on Pathwayss (or contact email@example.com for Pathways trainers or assistance).
Earn a TI $50 Gift Certificate for your club - click here to learn how.
|Year to Date Newly Minted DTMs|
When I walked into my first Toastmasters meeting in August of 1989, I had no idea of the profound impact it would have on my life. I am grateful for the ongoing trust and support of my fellow members, and I am thankful to be able to call them my friends.
I am a former educator who has taught ESL and French in the USA, Canada and China for more than 20 years at all levels of the academic ladder. I deliver my speeches without notes with ease, poise and confidence, [which is helpful in my roles as] an international best-selling author with 3 published books, an accredited community French interpreter and soon to be Certified World Class Speaking Coach.
Click here to see all the newly minted DTMs
|Get the Word Out with Social Media|
Social Media--it is a must have in anyone’s advertising toolbox. It is the place where people stay connected and find out what is going on in the world and what is happening in their local community. The perfect place for clubs to advertise what Toastmasters has to offer.
Too see more of Grace's social media tips, click here.
Click here to learn more about the re-alignment
|District Re-Alignment 2020
Each year, districts around the world review and amend, if necessary, the alignment of their clubs, areas and divisions. An Alignment Team is formed with representation from all divisions, and is tasked to create a plan that services clubs and areas in the most effective way possible for the next Toastmasters term that starts July 1st.
Alignment committee members recently reached out to all Club Presidents and Area Directors. Your input is valuable and appreciated, and the Team looks forward to your insights, ideas and suggestions.
|CIPro 25th Anniversary & Bay Bloor Speakers 500th Meeting Party|
Two important milestones met by two vibrant clubs.
Since chartering the club in February 2011, CIPro worked relentlessly as a team to achieve the mission of empowering our members to develop strong communication and leadership skills.
The secret to Bay Bloor Speaker’s longevity is in its passion for developing leaders. It has been the home club for several Area Directors and Division Directors.
For more details and pictures, click here.
- Clubs Officer training: Earn a TI notebook for each club officer when all 7 of 7 club officers attend training between Nov 1, 2019 and Feb 29, 2020
- Pathways Member Incentives: various awards (pins, notebooks, etc.) for different levels of Path completion (to learn more about Pathways, click here)
- For more on D60 incentives programs, click here.
- Toastmasters Club Officer Training available until Feb 29, 2020
- Club Officer Training & Toastmasters Leadership Institute is a premiere educational opportunity featuring a keynote address, educational presentations, workshops, club officer training and networking (January 11, 2020 at Glendon College)
- Human Resources Professional Assoc. (HRPA) Conference & Trade Show, the world’s second-largest HR conference (Jan 22-23, 2020)
- 2020 Annual Conference featuring Hollywood screenwriter Hollywood screenwriter and our keynote speaker, Michael Hauge as our keynote speaker (April 18-19, 2020 at BMO IFL) - register by Feb 23, 2020 to save $50!
- Go to Upcoming Events Calendar
|What's Happening in D60
Aspire Higher Club Officers (shown); Unstoppable Speakers, CHAAT, WCB, Celestica & GM Canada Toastmasters Clubs
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