Monday, November 27, 2017

How to turn off pop up blocker

1. Click the Chrome menu on the browser toolbar.
2. Select Settings.
3. Click Show advanced settings.
4. In the "Privacy" section, click the Content settings button.
5. In the "Pop-ups" section, click Manage exceptions.
Internet Explorer:
1. Open Internet Explorer, select the Tools button , and then select Internet options.
2. On the Privacy tab, under Pop-up Blocker, select or clear the Turn on Pop-up Blocker check box, and then select OK.
1. Windows users select “Safari” > “Preferences“.
2. Click on “Security” at the top of the window.
3. Check the box “Block pop-up windows” to enable this feature. Uncheck it to disable it

Path: Team Collaboration

This path helps you build your skills as a collaborative leader. The projects on this path focus on active listening, motivating others and collaborating with a team. Each project contributes to building
interpersonal communication and public speaking skills. This path culminates in a project focused on
applying your leadership skills.

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Path: Strategic Relationships

This path helps you build your skills as a leader in communication. The projects on this path focus on
understanding diversity, building personal and/or professional connections with a variety of people
and developing a public relations strategy. Communicating well interpersonally and as a public
speaker is emphasized in each project. The path culminates in a project to apply your skills as a leader in a volunteer organization.

Roles for November 28th

The Toastmaster of the day will be Rozaline, generally evaluated by Lee. There will be two speakers of the day, Diane, evaluated by Brian H, and Avital evaluated by Paul. Dale will be the grammarian of the day. Julia will be the table topics master of the day. Brian N will be the timer.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving!

We will have thanksgiving week off!

Our Table Topics Winner!

Congratulations John on winning the table topics trophy as he told us about how he joined Toastmasters to be able to speak in public easier! When he was in high school, John said that he would shake and be so nervous to give his speech. Now he wants to get over his fear because he thought that it was stupid to be so afraid of giving a speech. 

November 14th meeting

Brian H was the Toastmaster of the day for the first time. His theme was the upcoming musical, the Addams family. The musical will be showing Friday November 17th through December 3rd. He talked about how they have new microphones that cause problems, such as getting the wires tangled in the actors costumes. If you would like to check out the Addams Family, the link is provided below.
Laurie was the general evaluator for the day. She told Brian that he had a great theme for the day, as well as some good introductions for the speakers of the day. One thing she did suggest was to have a bit more of an introduction for other players in the meeting.
The first speaker of the day was Brian N, where he gave his last speech for the humorous speaking manual. He gave his finale speech for Lost in Translation. This is the speech he gave at the division contest where he took second place. His speech went through how he was a general manager for UPS working in Tijuana, Mexico and going across the border between the States and Mexico. While working there, he went to cross the border one day like he always did. This day was different, and the border patrol were more strict. While inspecting his car, he accidently said there was a hooker, instead of a pillow in his car. Later he found that one of his customers paid him in cash, and he had too much money to cross the border with. Rozaline was Brian's evaluator for the day. She talked about how he was able to start with a memorable joke and bring us in with his energy. One thing she suggested is to use the rule of three in his speech.
The second speaker of the day was Lauralee. She talked about her public relations campaign, with her team Avital, Christa, Kathleen and herself. Part of their goal is to get onto the radio, which they have been able to do. Lauralee also talked about getting in the paper, and being able to reach those in our community. The last thing she talked about was the that the club was able to get onto Zoom, and now have had three Zoom members. Avital was her speech evaluator, who talked about that Lauralee was able to explain the campaign, and explain her goals. One thing she suggested Lauralee do is to put it in a more streamlined outline, with only seven topics.

How to get started in Pathways

Friday, November 17, 2017

Leadership Development

Mastering Fundamentals
• Ice Breaker
• Evaluation and Feedback
• Researching and Presenting
Learning Your Style
• Managing Time
• Understanding Your Leadership Style
• Introduction to Toastmasters Mentoring
Increasing Knowledge
• Planning and Implementing
Level 3 Elective Projects (choose 2)
• Deliver Social Speeches • Focus on the Positive
• Using Presentation Software • Inspire Your Audience
• Connect with Storytelling • Prepare for an Interview
• Creating Effective Visual Aids • Understanding Vocal Variety
• Using Descriptive Language • Effective Body Language
• Connect with Your Audience • Active Listening
• Make Connections Through Networking
Building Skills
• Leading Your Team
Level 4 Elective Projects (choose 1)
• Create a Podcast • Manage Online Meetings
• Building a Social Media Presence • Question-and-Answer Session
• Managing a Difficult Audience • Public Relations Strategies
• Write a Compelling Blog • Manage Projects Successfully
Demonstrating Expertise
• Manage Successful Events
• Reflect on Your Path
Level 5 Elective Projects (choose 1)
• Lessons Learned • Leading in Your Volunteer
• Moderate a Panel Discussion Organization
• Prepare to Speak
• Ethical Leadership
• High Performance Leadership

We are in the paper!

Monday, November 13, 2017

Roles for November 14th

Brian H will be the Toastmaster of the day, evaluated by Laurie. There will be two speakers of the day. The first will be Brian N evaluated by Janci. Lauralee will be the second, evaluated by Avital. Paul will be the grammarian of the day, with Lee as the timer. Dale will be the Table topics master of the day.

Friday, November 10, 2017

November 7th meeting

The Toastmaster of the day was Brian, who ran the business meeting. We celebrated our seven new members and over 400 visits to our blog in the last month. During the business portion, we talked about how we have assigned mentors, and going to different businesses to talk to them about Toastmasters.
Our first speaker of the day was Brian H, who talked about how estates work. He suggested that, when planning your estate, you use a lawyer who has several years of estate experience. One of the problems with estate law is that there are several different laws for different possessions. Brian said that personal Facebook pages have their own law on how to deal with them, as do homes, clothes and other possessions. His evaluator was Diane, who said he did a very good job at meeting the requirements of the third speech. She suggested that he should talk about Oregon specific estate law.
The second speaker of the day was Julie, a new member of Yaquina Toastmasters. She talked about her Pathways experience. When looking at Pathways, she decided that she was falling in love, and like all people in love there were problems but she was able to overlook them. After she started in Pathways, Julie decided to start a blog on her experience. You can read that blog at:  She talked about how her blog highlights both what is wrong and what is great about Pathways.For what is wrong, Julie said how to fix the problems.  If you wanted to read about her experience with Yaquina Toastmasters, you can use this link:
This speech was a reflection on her Pathways experience. Janci was her evaluator, and commented on the fact that on Zoom, you have only a small view of a person's body language. She thought that Julie did really well telling about her experience. One thing that Janci suggested was that Julie focus on her facial expressions because on camera, that is the main focus.
Lauralee was the general evaluator of the day. She said we had a great meeting despite some temporary glitches. To start, she complimented Brian on starting on time and for Brian asking for the times very often. When talking to Diane, Lauralee complemented Diane using the manual to highlight the speech. One thing she mention is Diane could mention something specific to improve on that is in the manual. To Janci, Lauralee like how she used the sandwich method, and was very positive with her suggestions. Something Lauralee suggested to Janci is to highlight the evaluation form more, and mention what is it she is evaluating for.
There were no table topics for the day. The timer of the day was Dale. The grammarian of the day was Laurie.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Welcome to our New Members

Yaquina Toastmasters would like to officially welcome its newest members:
Brian Haggerty
Julia Carlson
Janci Rozaline
Julie Kertesz
Michelle Alba-Lim

Letter From Paul- Our Sergeant at Arms

Hello All,
I am Paul Brookhyser, the retired engineering technician, husband of 49 years, father of three adults ages 41, 37 and 35 and now part time youth minister of 18 students in the 7th and 8th grades Wednesday nights at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Newport. I joined Toastmasters in 1983 to organize my competing thoughts and ideas and to help the then young and upcoming engineers I worked with to gain confidence and self esteem in all social communications.
My favorite thing about Yaquina Toastmasters is its humor and spontaneity.  The club members are genuinely concerned about the success and satisfaction of its newest members of any age. We all needed training wheels at one time and we all learned from our successes and our stumblings too. It is truly a thrill for me to see shy new members progress in their assignments and transform and learn to forgive themselves and others for their uniqueness.
My greatest personal reward for continuing in Toastmasters is the freedom it gives me to boldly try new things that my shyness has prevented in the past. I have gained freedom of expression. I have taught, acted on stage, song solos, and danced. Now when I meet new people I am enthusiastic about their lives and their learning.

Thanks for asking,

Sunday, November 5, 2017

11/7 Roles

This will be our business meeting. Brian will be the Toastmaster of the day, with Lauralee as the general evaluator. We will have two speakers as well. Brian H will be the first speaker of the day, evaluated by Diane. The second speaker will be Julie, evaluated by Janci. Laurie will be the grammarian of the day, and Dale will be the timer.

Congratulations Avital on your Competent Communicator Award

Friday, November 3, 2017

Path: Presentation Mastery

This path helps you build your skills as an accomplished public speaker. The projects on this path focus on learning how an audience responds to you and improving your connection with audience members. The projects contribute to developing an understanding of effective public speaking technique, including speech writing and speech delivery. This path culminates in an extended speech that will allow you to apply what you learned.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Path: Persuasive Influence

This path helps you build your skills as an innovative communicator and leader. The projects on this
path focus on how to negotiate a positive outcome together with building strong interpersonal
communication and public speaking skills. Each project emphasizes developing leadership skills to use in complex situations, as well as creating innovative solutions to challenges. This path culminates in a “High Performance Leadership” project of your design.