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Spring 2018 Convention

Thank you to those that were able to attend our 2018 Spring Conference.

Those that were not able, we hope you will be able to make next year’s convention, more information on that soon!

Convention Testimonials

I attended my first convention nine years ago in Grand Prairie. Lance Miller was the keynote speaker at that one too. To hear him again at this one and to think how far I have come since then. I did not think I could achieve DTM or be an area or division director. I have done all that, because you get a bigger picture and meet others who inspire you on to achieve more. I love all the friends and mentors I have made in Toastmasters.
Carol Penner

Attending a Toastmasters Convention is a thrilling and awarding experience. Relationships are formed, contacts established; I now have a long list of friends and mentors outside of my home club that I can rely on. I attended as a first-timer in 2017, at this year’s convention, I attended as – Area Director, Club Mentor, Co-Marketing Chair of the 2018 Spring Convention, Educational Facilitator and Toastmaster on Friday night. To think all these accomplishments were reached by attending  a Toastmaster Convention.

Crystal Douglas, Area D61 Director

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Rise and Shine Event (Spring Convention Special Event)

Two fantastic speakers:

  • Lance Miller, World Champion of Public Speaking
  • Monique Levesque-Pharaoh, International Director

Join forces to bring you an educational session you will not believe, nor will you ever forget!
What a way to start your day!

Sunday, May 6, 2018
8:00 – 9:00 am.
Spring Convention –  Radisson Hotel on Gateway

DON’T MISS THIS EVENT!!!

Registrations for Sunday are still available!

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Toastmasters Teaching Academia

By Carol Harrison DTM University students on Christmas break usually like to relax, head home and not worry too much about the next semester. But for the second year Pharmacy and Nutrition students at the University of Saskatchewan, this break also means preparing an icebreaker speech to be presented [...]

Finding Their Voice

By Penny Nilsen and Tanya Turner Toastmasters shared the benefits of the program with more than 200 Saskatchewan Government Employees Union (SGEU) members at the union’s Saskatoon convention recently. Penny Nilsen and Tanya Turner proved by successfully speaking to such a crowd that Toastmasters does indeed help to grow confidence [...]

The University of Alberta’s Department of Surgery, which is ranked sixth globally for transplantation, is preparing its first Communications Strategic Plan – with a lot of Toastmasters International input going into it.

District 99 PR Manager Nick Wilson, who heads the department’s communications, authored the plan using knowledge gained from his experience as a journalist and TM leadership and communications programs. “Everything I’ve learned in Toastmasters: delegation, performance measurement and accountability, the High Performance Leadership Project and the advanced series it comes from, including speaking on video and public relations, is pouring into the strat plan,” Wilson says.

“In fact,” he adds, “I wouldn’t have landed this job without the confidence and impromptu speaking skills I needed for the interview – when I first joined Toastmasters I was even nervous about introducing myself at meetings.”

The University of Alberta is no stranger to the program. It has three clubs, and Toastmaster volunteers have been teaching speech craft at The Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences – ranked number three in Canada and 15th in the world for research – for more than three decades.

Nick Wilson, District 99 PR Manager

Toastmasters has provided the opportunities to improve my skills that benefit me in the workplace. Less than a year into my membership and I can already feel the results of my efforts. I no longer mumble or speak too fast while giving instruction, and my interactions with newcomers in the workplace have become more fluid. My confidence is through the roof and so I have become a better leader and have garnered respect from my colleagues. Whenever my team receives new members I no longer fret over my initial meeting with them – I know I can wing it with confidence!

Taylor Daneluik, Lead Hand at Champion Petfoods
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