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June 22nd, Linnaea Mallette, TEDx Speaker and Award Winning Toastmaster for 30 years will present “10 Skills Every Successful Speaker Uses”
Join Daybreak Santa Clarita Toastmasters Thursday morning at 7:00 AM to 8:00 AM to hear how you can improve your skills as a presenter, speaker, business owner or entrepreneur.
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Profoundly hearing impaired since birth, Linnaea brought to the stage a lifetime of experience as a person with a hearing loss trying to stay connected with others. The skills she learned from following the 10 simple skills taught in Toastmasters gave her the foundation to speak eloquently on the TEDx stage. She is often called upon to speak for groups and on local radio. She is a funny, entertaining speaker and trainer.
The ability to express herself is not all Linnaea received from Toastmasters. The many speeches she developed and delivered at Toastmasters meetings now comprise about 60% of a book she wrote titled, “Hearing Loss Tips, for Those Who Have it and those who Don’t”.
Toastmasters, a non-profit organization dedicated to the development of speaking and leadership skills for members in clubs throughout the world, helps people, like Linnaea, find their voice.
The theme for TEDx Camarillo was Unabridged. This theme alluded to telling the whole story, uncut, and uncensored. The Camarillo Public Library, is known for unabridged collections. They are a common offering.
Linnaea is also one of two Toastmasters working on the launch of a new Toastmasters club called Stagemasters. The club will be a coaching style club where members will learn techniques and staging skills for events such as TEDx and TED.
I was an evaluator at a Toastmaster demo meeting at PDCHealthcare, a Brady business. They create ID bracelets for visitors at hospitals and companies. The kiosk at the lobby used this technology to check the Toastmasters team into the facility.
Kathleen Lubin and Marc Richards began by giving the group an overview of what Toastmasters is and how it helps members achieve professional and personal growth.
Linnaea Mallette emceed the demonstration meeting. This part gave the audience a real feel of what it is like to attend a Toastmaster’s club meeting. This portion was filled with information, humor, and examples of how a meeting works.
Susan DiMartini, a brand new Toastmaster gave a speech called Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My!. It was charming and was an opportunity to talk about how Toastmasters has helped her to overcome performance anxiety.
Circe Denyer, gave an evaluation of the speech, highlighting several points that she did well and offered two points of improvement for her next speech. This evaluation component is the unique value Toastmasters gives each member. The feedback a person gets after their speech is the way a speaker grows from step to step in their first ten Toastmaster projects.
George Connors acted in the role of Timer. He explained how Toastmasters learn to keep within time for speeches, Table Topics (impromptu speaking) and Evaluations.
Candi Smith did a great job asking for volunteers for the Impromptu Speaking section and Kathleen closed the meeting. All in one hour. Great team of volunteers. When this club becomes chartered, the employees will begin their journey to sucess.
This presentation can be tweaked for any club. The original presentation was presented to the group with other slides and some of the same video clips. I took another idea, that of personal worth and incorporated it in to the original training. Your club may have another “passion” to present. The core of this presentation though is the emotional impact of the middle video.
Two members of Daybreak Santa Clarita will be conducting training workshops at TLI (Toastmasters Leadership Institute) on January 30th. It is scheduled as part of the leadership/Officer Training given twice a year by the District.
Both workshops are in the afternoon following the lunch break keynote address. One workshop, given by Linnaea Mallette, is covering all the Toastmaster freebies available form the Toastmaster International Website. Leadership training materials, stationary, brochures and more are available for free to build your club, train members, excel toward higher certification awards and improving your speaking and leading confidence. Another workshop, presented by Circe Denyer, treasurer, will teach the Heart and Science of an Evaluation. If you are a leader, you must be able to give an effective evaluation. Circe is an award winning evaluator in District 52 and will share techniques anyone can use.
Registration, which includes a box lunch, is $20 and is available here: http://district52.org/
Daybreak Santa Clarita Toastmasters club meets the second and fourth Thursday morning at 7:00 AM to 8:00 AM. Our Toastmaster club is open to anyone wanting to improve their public speaking and leadership abilities. You can follow Daybreak on Facebook. Here is an invitation to attend one of our meetings: http://www.daybreaksantaclarita.com/Invitation.html
Daybreak Special During Toastmasters International Membership Drives
Daybreak Santa Clarita Toastmasters club’ the only early morning, before work club in Santa Clarita, is offering to waive the club dues during Toastmasters International Membership Drives.
This is a $42 value for new members. Membership in Toastmasters is the best value for those wanting to overcome the fear of public speaking. Club dues, and Toastmaster International dues is under $80 for six months. A new member pays for a member kit which includes 2 speech and leadership manuals, and a subscription to Toastmaster Magazine.
There are three membership drives in Toastmasters:
Talk Up Toastmasters is our current drive and it end March 31. So if you have been thinking about joining, now is the time. Daybreak’s offer is available now for $42 off the initial membership costs.