Toastmasters international

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  1. CMontoya79

    CMontoya79 Newb Le professional!

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    Anyone else here a member or had been?

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  2. cigars&coffee

    cigars&coffee Active Member

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    In a land far, far away.
    I'm a member and have my Competent Communicator (CC) award so far. It's a great organization and very helpful with developing speaking skills and organizational skills. Regardless of your current ability you will improve. It would cool having a club comprised of BOTL's.
     
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  3. ALostTexan

    ALostTexan The Travelin' Cigar Man

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    I've given it some thought. Just wish I had a little more time.
     
  4. CMontoya79

    CMontoya79 Newb Le professional!

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    image.jpeg Finally received one of each speaking award possible. The best speaker eluded me until today. The topic? Coffee, Rum and Cigars!
     
  5. kann

    kann One Leg Of Fury.

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    Nice! My wife has put serious consideration into it, and the thought has been intriguing. Can you say more about how it all works?
     
  6. CMontoya79

    CMontoya79 Newb Le professional!

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    It's slightly different from club to club. Basically each meeting there is an agenda with roles/speakers.
    A typical meeting for my club usually has the following:
    Club president
    Toastmaster (MC of meeting)
    Humorist/inspirationalist
    Prepared speaker 1
    Prepared speaker 2
    Prepared speaker 3 if scheduled
    General Evaluator
    Evaluator 1
    Evaluator 2
    Evaluator 3 if speaker 3 scheduled
    Table topics master
    Table topics speaker 1
    Table topics speaker 2
    If time allows additional table topics speakers allowed.
    Timer report
    Grammarian report
    Awards for speakers
    Announcements
    Adjourn

    There are YouTube videos on toastmasters meetings as to get an idea how it works.

    Dues are due 2x a year.
    This may be different per club.
    Clubs typically allow guests to observe meetings and sometimes guests may be called upon to participate in the table topics (impromptu/improvised speaking) portion of the meeting.
     
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  7. CMontoya79

    CMontoya79 Newb Le professional!

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    Back to back to back to back recognition awards, best speaker, best table topics, best evaluation, and today best speaker delivering my final speech in the competent communication manual. Feels awesome!
     
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  8. cigars&coffee

    cigars&coffee Active Member

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    C, That's awesome. If you get a chance compete in the International Speech Contest. I did it a few years back. I placed 1st in club contest, 1st in the area contest, and 2nd in the division contest. Had I won the division I would have gone to the district, with a chance of going to the International.
     
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    CMontoya79 Newb Le professional!

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    Definitely going to consider the next opportunity to participate as a contestant. I've been a club level contest judge many times already.
     
  10. CMontoya79

    CMontoya79 Newb Le professional!

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    Achieved a Bronze Advanced Leadership award.
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    mjolnir01 El Cañón de Latón

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    Congratulations, Caesar!
     
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    Those are all great accomplishments C! Proud of ya!
     
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    2K6TBSS Well-Known Member

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    Congrats brother!
     
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  14. cigars&coffee

    cigars&coffee Active Member

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    Congrats! I always thought the Leadership path was even more challenging than the Speaking side. My hats off to you.
     
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  15. CMontoya79

    CMontoya79 Newb Le professional!

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    Thanks brothers.
     
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    kann One Leg Of Fury.

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    That's awesome, C. Contgratulations!
     
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