Thursday, April 26, 2018

We would love to see you.

We would love to see you at one of our meetings! We meet 7 AM every Tuesday at Pig 'N Pancake in Newport, Oregon.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

April 24th meeting

The Toastmaster of the day was Brian, who talked about the 4H program, as this week the 4H kids practiced their speeches. Because of time constraints and technical issues, there was no general evaluation for the day.
The first speaker, Kt spoke about Soul Surfer, which is a movie and a book that came out in 2011. She talked about how Bethany loved to surf, and even was sponsored to surf before the shark attack in 2003. Her arm was severed by a tiger shark, and she lost over 60% of her blood by the time that she got to the hospital. One month after the attack, Bethany got back in the water and today she is back to surfing and even competing. Dave was Kt's evaluator, who said that she had a great speech that was really well organized. He said that she did a great job telling the story, and giving us the emotion in the story. One thing he did suggest was to project to the back of the room so that everyone can for sure hear.
The second speaker of the day was L, who talked to us about bullying. She said that her speech is dedicated in the memory of her 13 year old cousin who died by suicide after being a victim of bullying. There are several types of bullying, she said, from cyber bullying to verbal and physical bullying. According to stopbullying.gov, bullying is both requires an imbalance of power and repetition. She talked about how if you are being cyber bullied, you need to report them to the website administration, and block the people. If there is still bullying happening, delete your account. For those on the sidelines, stand up to the bully and look for those who could be vulnerable. Laurie was L's evaluator, who said she did a great job conveying her message, and bringing people into her story. Laurie said she did a great job with the technical glitches, and had good eye contact.
Our third speaker was B, who talked about her guinea pigs. She had a poster with a picture of her guinea pig on it to show people who she was talking about. The first thing she did was explain how she cares for them, by feeding them hay and water. B said she likes to watch her guinea pigs sleep and walk around. Everyone complimented her on being brave and speaking in front of us.
For our second to last speaker, Ka, her speech was called Trauma Bonds. She started her speech by telling a story of two sisters who grew up in an abusive and drug filled home. The older sister would steal food for herself and her sister to keep them alive. The two sisters then were bonded through this trauma. At the end of her speech she quoted psalms 71: 14 "But as for me, I will hope continually, And will praise You yet more and more."
Dave was our last speaker of the day, who did a practice run through of his speech Half the Man I Used to Be. To start his speech he told us that he had got rid of a person and he is glad he did.  Telling about his transformation, Dave started at the beginning with being diagnosed with depression after Vietnam. Later he was diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. To make himself feel better, he would eat, but it progressively took more and more food to give him comfort. After gaining weight, and becoming over 400 pounds, he realized he needed to do something about his painful hip. The doctor said he would need to lose 200 pounds before he could safely do the operation and recovery. By 450 pounds, Dave had a heart attack and had a lot of time to think about what he had been doing with his life, to realize that he was trying to commit suicide by knife and fork. Once he had lost 30 pounds, the weight loss surgeon agreed to do the procedure, and with the help of a dietitian, Dave was on his way to getting his hip replaced. Today, Dave is half the man he used to be and is able to shed his past as he symbolically steps out of the clothes that he wore at 450 pounds, to emerge a new Dave.
With a round robin evaluation, one of our guests, Estelle, said that she was very inspired by his speech, and how he was able to go through that journey. Kt said that she really enjoyed the joke at the beginning of the speech, and L said that she liked how he was engaging with the audience. Another guest, Liz, said it was shocking to see him take off the clothes he wore.

Pathways- Persuasive Influence

PERSUASIVE INFLUENCE
Mastering Fundamentals
• Ice Breaker
• Evaluation and Feedback
• Researching and Presenting
Learning Your Style
• Understanding Your Leadership Style
• Active Listening
• Introduction to Toastmasters Mentoring
Increasing Knowledge
• Understanding Conflict Resolution
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 • Make Connections Through Networking
Building Skills
• Leading in Difficult Situations
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
• High Performance Leadership
• Reflect on Your Path
Level 5 Elective Projects (choose 1)
• Lessons Learned • Leading in Your Volunteer
• Moderate a Panel Discussion Organization
• Prepare to Speak Professionally
• Ethical Leadership

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Pathways Mentor Program

"The mentor projects cover a wide range of topics from understanding your role as a mentor and assessing your readiness through a comprehensive assignment that includes a six-month mentoring commitment. To be designated a Pathways Mentor, you must be a member in good standing for six months, and complete one entire path in Pathways as well as the Pathways Mentor Program." (taken from the mentor description).

-  the first project, “Prepare to Mentor,” is designed to help you clarify your goals and expectations.
- Remember, a mentor is a guide who helps each protégé find their own way. Though there may be opportunities to coach, or give specific instruction, your most important job is to listen to your protégé, guide them to information and provide the support they need to reach their goals.

There are three parts to the new mentor program. The first is prepare to mentor, where you determine personal goals as a mentor and recognize the skills you have. This project also helps to identify your strengths and areas of specialty. The second project is called Mentoring, where you get your first protégé. This project is lengthy and has several steps involved. The protégé will fill out their success plan with you, and there is also a protégé self assessment to be completed. Both the mentor and protégé get evaluated in this project. At the end of this project, you will give a speech.
The last project is called advanced mentoring, where you will become a mentor for a minimum of six months. In this project, you have an evaluation like the second project, as well as the protégé success plan, but Advanced Mentoring is a more in depth project. You need to meet with you protégé every month to check in with your goals, and at the end of the project, you are going to give a speech on how the mentorship went.

Pathways- Effective Coaching

EFFECTIVE COACHING
Mastering Fundamentals
• Ice Breaker
• Evaluation and Feedback
• Researching and Presenting
Learning Your Style
• Understanding Your Leadership Style
• Understanding Your Communication Style
• Introduction to Toastmasters Mentoring
Increasing Knowledge
• Reaching Consensus
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
• Improvement Through Positive Coaching
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
• High Performance Leadership
• Reflect on Your Path
Level 5 Elective Projects (choose 1)
• Lessons Learned • Leading in Your Volunteer
• Moderate a Panel Discussion Organization
• Prepare to Speak Professionally
• Ethical Leadership

How to Get to Pathways

1. Go to Toastmasters.org
2. Log into your account
3. Click "Pathways
4. Choose "Go to Basecamp"
5. Click Log in as member or take the assessment

Friday, April 20, 2018

Scheduling at Yaquina Toastmasters

Ever wondered how you decide when to give speeches at a Toastmasters club?

At Yaquina Toastmasters, we have tried several different ways to schedule roles. As a Hybrid Club, we now have an online scheduling platform. On a google document, our Vice President of Education has provided a schedule out at least one month, if not four months in advance. The members can then go in and edit the spreadsheet, adding their name in empty spots to sign up for roles. This way, our members, in person or online, can all sign up for roles, and our schedule will automatically update.

Mark Your Calendars

April 24th: 4 H presentations 7 AM Pig 'N Pancake

May 4th and 5th: District Conference in Salem, Oregon.

May 5th: District Speech Contest where our member Dave will compete for a place at worlds


4 H meeting

Join us on April 24 at 7 AM to listen to 4 H children practice their speeches for their upcoming competition.


Directions to Pig 'N Pancake

Where do you begin in Pathways


Thursday, April 19, 2018

April 17th, 2018 Meeting

The Toastmaster of the day was Diane, whose theme was tax day. She gave us interesting facts about taxes, such as how Disney made a movie about income taxes to help explain what they were to Americans called the New Spirit which was made in 1942. Laurie was the general evaluator of the day, who reminded our speech evaluators to balance their feedback with both positive and constructive comments.
The first speaker of the day was Jalene, who gave her ice breaker. She first talked about how she went on a trip to Mexico with her brother. During her time of the beach, she felt she had reached a turning point where she had to acknowledge the fact that she was unhappy with her life. Her second turning point was when she moved to Oregon with her new husband, and began her masters degree. The last turning point that she came across is when she took a two year trip from Oregon to Argentina and back on her motorcycle. This last turning point gave her the courage to go after her dream of owning a business, and she has now started Jalene Case Coaching. She was evaluated by Brian H, who first told her what an amazing job she did at giving her presentation. Brian said she had great organization and was able to explain what she was talking about easily. One of his suggestions was to make sure she is projecting for the whole room to hear.
The second speaker of the day was Julia, who gave her research speech on social security. She said there are many different things that can contribute to our decision about when to take social security, such as spousal benefits, medical and monetary concerns, and life expectancy. As an example, she said that Jalene has a social security benefit of 1,000. If she waited until 70, her social security will increase to around 1,300. One of her facts was that a man who is 65 years old today is expected to live until 84.3 years old, and a woman lives until 86.6 years old. With all of this taken in consideration, making the decision on when to take your social security and a financial advisor can help. Svetlana was Julia's evaluator, who said that she did a good job making eye contact with the audience. She also liked how Julia used so many facts in her speech. One suggestion Svetlana had for Julia is to look back at her speech before and compare it to today's speech.
https://www.ssa.gov/ 
Lee was the table topics master of the day, whose theme was also taxes. He asked Svetlana how taxes work in London. She said that she is self employed so taxes work a little differently for her than for others, but their department that handles taxes is called Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs. Brian H was asked if he would like to be able to choose where his taxes went. He said that if people could choose where their taxes went, it would be a mess. He would put some of his taxes towards defense, and a lot more towards social programs such as medicare and public schools. Brian H was the winner of the table topics trophy.
Lauralee was the grammarian of the day, whose word was prognosis. Dave was the timer of the day.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Congratulations Dave



Dave, one of our long time members, took first place at Division contest with his speech Half the Man I Used to Be. On May 5th, he will be competing at Districts to have a chance to go to worlds. Districts will be held at Kroc Center 1865 Bill Frey Dr, Salem, Oregon 97301. For more information, see the link below.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/share-your-story-d7-spring-conference-tickets-40979747528

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Spring has Sprung

Brian H was the Toastmaster of the day, whose theme was spring fever. He lamented though that spring has come and gone, with yesterday's 67 degree and sunny weather. As he was giving facts, Brian talked about how he was seeing evidence of spring as some of the plants that he and his wife had bought last year were finally showing signs of life. Brian H was evaluated by Brian N, who said he did a great job on introducing the players of the meeting. One suggestion he had for Brian is to make sure to hand off the lectern, and not leave it empty.
The first speaker of the day, Julia, talked about social security for her research speech in presentation masteries. She said there are many different things that can contribute to our decision about when to take social security, such as spousal benefits, medical and monetary concerns, and life expectancy. As an example, she said that Brian has a social security benefit of 1,000. If he waited until 70, his social security will increase to around 1,300. A man who is 65 years old today is expected to live until 84.3 years old, and a woman lives until 86.6 years old. With all of this taken in consideration, there are a lot of factors to consider when deciding on social security, and a financial advisor can help. Svetlana was Julia's evaluator, who said that she did a good job engaging the audience, especially by bringing a member into the speech. She also liked how Julia turned he lectern so that she could include the entire audience. One suggestion that was given is that she use less notes so that she doesn't say as many umms.
https://www.ssa.gov/ 
Christa was the second speaker of the day, who gave her speech "Making them laugh" from the entertaining manual. Her speech was tales from the sea, a female perspective. Coming in full gear, she talked about how she could be the only female on the ship, and how crew members she had never even talked to could mistake her everyday behavior as flirting. One man said that she had been flirting with him by how she was handling the fish. Christa then demonstrated how she had been flinging the fish, then showed us "what he saw". Dramatically, Christa flings off her hat, shakes out her hair and flirtatiously winks as she grabs an invisible fish, kissing the air. Lauralee was her evaluator, who said this would be a great competition speech. Obviously, Christa's stories of getting slapped by a halibut and how sexy a life vest and jumpsuit are were funny. One suggestion that Lauralee had for Christa was to watch her pacing as she checks in on her notes.
Lakota was the table topics master of the day. He asked Lauralee how she experiences wanderlust. She talked about going down the coast and taking pictures of what would not be considered beautiful to others, but is to her, like a mossy tree, a stormy beach and an up close of a spider. Dave was asked what he loves about spring. He said he loves the flowers on the coast, and how scotchbroom starts to bloom even though it is a menace for it's pollen. Brian was asked what makes his heart beat faster, to which he joked riding bikes and walking on a treadmill does. In all honesty, Brian said that his wife, Donna, even though they have almost been married 35 years, she still makes his heart flutter. Brian was the table topics winner of the day.
Dave was the grammarian of the day, whose word of the day was whatchamacallit. Kristina was the timer of the day.

April 10th Roles

The Toastmaster of the day will be Brian H, evaluated by Brian N. The first speaker will be Julia, evaluated by Svetlana. The second speaker will be Christa, evaluated by Lauralee. Lakota will be the table topics master of the day. Dave will be grammarian, and Kristina will be timer.

Let's Go on a Journey


Saturday, April 7, 2018

Thanking Radios

Yaquina Toastmasters would like to thank the following radios for announcing our open house:
1310 AM KNPT
102.7 KYTE FM
U92.7 FM
KBCH 1400 AM
KCRF 96.7 FM
KWDP 820 AM
100.7 BOSS FM

How to Become a Traditional DTM


On your path to becoming a Distinguished Toastmaster in the traditional program, you first have to start at the beginning.
There are ten speeches that the Competent Communicator require you to give, including the Ice Breaker, How to Say It, and Vocal Variety. For the leadership track, you start with the Competent Leader, where you go through ten projects. These projects range from being timer and Toastmaster, to being a mentor to a new member and serving on a campaign.  The goals of these manuals is to give a foundation for both public speaking and leadership. Once these are completed, members will receive their Competent Communicator award and Competent Leadership Award.
The Advanced Communicator Bronze starts with new advanced manuals. These manuals range from humorous speaking, to storytelling and informative speaking. To complete your Advanced Communicator Bronze, you need to have completed two advanced manuals of your choice. If you completed Humorous Speaking and Storytelling, you will have given five speeches out of both manuals, totaling ten speeches. This will allow you to receive your Advanced Communicator Bronze Award.
The Advanced Leadership Bronze award comes, after receiving both the Competent Leader and Competent Communicator. You have to serve as one of the seven club officers for six months, participating in the club success plan. There are two presentations that you have to make as well for this award, from the successful club series or leadership series.
After completing the Advanced Communicator Bronze, you would work towards the Advanced Communicator Silver. This requires two more advanced manuals, such as the entertaining speaker and technical speeches. To receive this award, you must also complete two speeches from the successful leadership or club series, which are pre-made speeches.
To receive the Advanced Leader Silver award, you first have to serve as a district officer for a year. The second requirement is to complete a High Performance Leadership Project. This project first requires a guidance committee and action team to implement your project. For this project, you could run a campaign for Toastmasters, such as a membership campaign, create an awareness day for a cause that you are passionate about, or organize a corporate event open to the community. The duration of this project should be 6 months or longer. Lastly, you have to be a club sponsor, mentor or coach.
ACG After completing the Advanced Communicator Silver, you must complete two additional manuals from the advanced manuals. An additional presentation from the successful leadership or communication series is required or from the youth leadership. The last requirement is coaching a new member with three speech projects.

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Congratulations Email

An email from the International PresidentEnjoy a celebratory email from the International President congratulating you on your success when you complete a path. You may also request a printed version of this commemorative message from World Headquarters.

Pathways Badges!

Did you know that:


You Earn digital badges on Base Camp to show fellow club members all you’ve done. Receive a path badge when you finish a path. Every time you complete a level, you’ll receive level badges signifying your achievement. You can also award feedback badges to recognize members of your club.

Avital and Her barbies

On March 13th, Avital taught the Toastmasters about the different officer's roles through her barbie collection.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Welcome Guests

Brandy Thomson
Joseph Alfano
Garrett Frazier
Shannon Ingersell
Seanette
Peggy Ocallahan
Roy and Marilyn Ritzmen
Doug and Carmel Chandler
Alicia Siemssen
Lyle
Mike
Audrey Sweet
Miranda Carter
Richard O'Hearn
Ean
Reed Adams
CM Hall

Mary Poppins themed meeting


Boss FM radio show

Looking for Lee and Christa's radio debue? Look no further! Here is the podcast from Boss FM!

http://www.bossfmradio.net/podcast/toast-masters/

Monday, April 2, 2018

Awarded Pathways

Base camp managers

For most clubs, the vice president education (VPE) will assume the role of Base Camp manager. The Base Camp manager helps facilitate your progress by verifying your education, approving requests and more. In the event a VPE isn’t able to perform these duties, or if a club does not have a VPE, the Base Camp manager responsibilities will be fulfilled by the club president or club secretary. The central responsibilities of the Base Camp manager include:

Approving speeches outside the club
Verifying level completion
Tracking member progress
Verifying project completion for members using printed materials

One Path Two Path- 10 Levels in All

Having Buyers Regret?

*Taken directly from Toastmasters International
The Pathways Return Policy is as follows:

1. There are no refunds on educational materials or customized items (e.g., engraved items, certificates). All other items may be returned for a refund as long as the member contacts Toastmasters International within 30 days of receipt of the item; after 30 days no refunds can be initiated. Returned items must be in like-new condition.

2. Educational materials and all other non-customized items can be exchanged as long as the member contacts Toastmasters International within 30 days of receipt of the item. Exchanges of paths in the Pathways learning experience are limited to one path per member, per program year. After 30 days no exchanges can be initiated.

3. The new item for an exchange must be selected at the time the exchange is made; members are not given a “credit” to select a new item at a later time.

4. Any time an item is being returned or exchanged, including when it is exchanged due to damage or a shipping error, Toastmasters International reserves the right to require that the original item be returned to Toastmasters International and/or require a photo of the damage. When a damaged item must be sent back to Toastmasters International, the replacement item, if applicable, will be sent after the returned item is received at World Headquarters.

5. For exchanges due to item(s) being incorrect or damaged when the member receives them, the item(s) will be replaced at no cost to the member. Depending on the member’s location, Toastmasters International may provide a return label for the member to use or reimbursement to the member after he/she incurs the expense.

6. When items are returned to Toastmasters International for a return or exchange that is not due to a shipping error or damage, the member will pay:

The cost of shipping the original item back to World Headquarters, in all cases.
The cost of shipping the new item to the member, in the case of an exchange.

7. The 25 fee that members pay when ordering a path in print is not refundable, even when the member is exchanging a print path for an online path. (This applies to Pathways materials only.)

8. When an online path is added to a member’s Base Camp transcript as part of an exchange, the member will receive completion credit in the transcript for any Level 1 projects that were already complete in the path the member is returning. (This applies to Pathways materials only.)

9. Educational materials belong to the person for whom they were ordered; they are not transferable between or among members.

Join Us on Tuesday April 3rd


Kristina will be the Toastmaster of the day, whose theme is Mary Poppins! The general evaluator of our meeting will be Lakota. There will be two speakers of the day, Dave who will be given a round robin evaluation, and Lauralee, evaluated by Christa. Brian N will be table topics master, and Laurie will be our grammarian. Svetlana is our timer of the day.