Wednesday, June 27, 2018

June 26th Meeting

We had a great meeting today full of stories, communication styles, and topics of gratitude. We laughed, thought, and even squeezed a heart. Congrats to Christa our Table Topics winner for this week.  Remember no meeting next week 7/3. See you in two weeks.


Sunday, June 24, 2018

Roles 6/26

Meeting Roles:            6/26/2018

MEETING THEME: Attitude of Gratitude

Toastmaster:    Brian Norris

Speaker #1      Kristina Book

Evaluator:        Julia Carlson

Speaker #2      Dave Coffman

Evaluator:        Kathleen Ritzman

Grammarian:   Jalene Case

Table Topics:  Dave Coffman

Timer:  Laurie Weitkamp

Gen. Evaluator: Cody Busch

Pathways- Presentation Mastery

PRESENTATION MASTERY
Mastering Fundamentals
• Ice Breaker
• Evaluation and Feedback
• Researching and Presenting
Learning Your Style
• Understanding Your Communication Style
• Effective Body Language
• Introduction to Toastmasters Mentoring
Increasing Knowledge
• Persuasive Speaking
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 • Active Listening
• Connect with Your Audience • Make Connections Through Networking
Building Skills
• Managing a Difficult Audience
Level 4 Elective Projects (choose 1)
• Create a Podcast
• Manage Online Meetings
• Building a Social Media Presence
• Question-and-Answer Session
• Public Relations Strategies
• Write a Compelling Blog • Manage Projects Successfully
Demonstrating Expertise
• Prepare to Speak Professionally
• Reflect on Your Path
Level 5 Elective Projects (choose 1)
• Lessons Learned • Leading in Your Volunteer
• Moderate a Panel Discussion Organization
• Ethical Leadership
• High Performance Leadership

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

New Record!

Congratulations! We have reached over 10,000 people visiting our page today!

June 19th Evaluations


June 19th Table Topics


June 19th Meeting

Brian became the Toastmaster of the day due to the technical problems. He was evaluated by Dave, who said the meeting did start late because of the internet problems. Dave also said that he had good introductions for people and was able to run the meeting despite the interruptions.
Our first speaker of the day was Jalene, who have a preview of her speech for her Women's Symposium coming up this weekend on June 23rd. Her theme was letting your heart make some decisions. Jalene had gone on a motorcycle trip where she allowed herself the freedom to experience what she wanted to do. When Jalene got back, she had left a secure job, and now has started her own business to follow her heart's dreams. At the end of her speech, Jalene had all of us put our hand on our heart and ask what it wants to do. She was evaluated by Brian N, who said she had great pictures on her slides for us to look at. He also said that she got the audience engaged with her having us all ask our hearts what it wanted to do, which helped to gain the audience attention again.
Lauralee was the second speaker of the day, giving the Touching Story speech from storytelling. Her speech was titled 8:07 AM. June 10th is a day she will always remember. It is the day that an active shooter came into Reynolds High School and shot another student, a teacher and them killed himself. She talked about what it was like to be in the classroom, not knowing where the shooter was. As she waited and waited to go home, she reflected on how life can change at any moment. "Time is a fascinating thing," she said. "We seem to assume that we can predict the future. Not plan, but predict. Planning for the future means you work towards a goal, and trying to do what you can do in order to secure that goal. Predicting the future means saying this is going to happen regardless, and assuming you know the future. If there is one thing I have learned, is predicting the future is truly futile."
Laurie was Lauralee's evaluator for the day, who said that she clearly was able to capture the emotion of her topic. One thing that she mentioned Lauralee could do is expand her gestures so they were larger.
Christa was the table topics master of the day. She asked Cody who he hated, to which he said that he tries not to hate anyone. However the person he used to hate was himself. Christa asked Laurie what is somewhere she hates to go. During summer, Laurie said, she hates to go into the traffic and busy streets of Newport. Paul said that the world is going to look incrementally different in 100 years because, as a people, we improve in small increments. Laurie won the table topics trophy of the day.
Cody was the timer of the day. Paul was the grammarian of the day.

Monday, June 18, 2018

Meet Kristina Book, a Colorado native

Kristina Book, a Colorado native

I spend most of my work facilitating, training, and consulting in the adventure education and challenge course programming field. While proficient at presenting focused programming and facilitation sessions, I have always been aware my keynote type speaking skills and nerves needed improving. My dad, a project manager in Colorado, mentioned Toastmasters when we were discussing professional development, community connection, and gaining confidence in getting buy-in to increase consulting clients. After conversations, I decided to give it a try and attend a few meetings as a guest to see if it would be a good fit. The members at Yaquina Toastmaster are awesome, and I couldn’t wait to come back to another meeting after the first and finally became a member as I couldn’t wait to get on the list of speakers. Since joining Toastmasters, I have gained awareness of word choice, nerves, and prepping and through practice have seen improvement in my speaking abilities. I am stepping into the role of V.P. of Public Relations for the Yaquina Toastmasters Club. I am is excited about this position and anticipates expanding Toastmasters’ outreach within the Newport community to show the benefits of speaking development and professional comradery. I plan on continuing the marketing plan of my predecessor, and hopes to target special interest groups such as the local hospitals and other service-oriented businesses.

June 20th Roles

Svetlana is our Toastmaster of the day, evaluated by Dave. We have one speaker of the day, Jalene, evaluated by Brian. Lauralee Norris is our second speaker of the day, with no evaluator. Christa is our table topics master of the day, and Paul is our grammarian. Cody is our timer.

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Legacy Program

If you are on the Legacy Program, and have completed the Competent Leadership and Competent Communicator, you now have two years to complete the program.
Elections just happened! Are you a club officer? Great! This means that you can complete your Advanced Leadership Bronze this year. To do this, you need to give two speeches, either from the Club Success Series or Better Speaker Series, and participate in the club success plan.
Now that you have finished the Competent Communicator, you can start on your Advanced Communicator Bronze. This is another ten speeches from two of the 15 advanced manuals. Say you choose the Humorous Speaking manual and Technical Presentations. These will allow you to complete your Advanced Communicator Bronze.
You are now an ACB and an ABL! You now are into district leadership roles to complete your Advanced Leadership Silver. If you were a Pathways Guide during the transition, you have fulfilled your district commitment, but if not, you have a variety of roles you can choose from, from being an area director, to a division leader. Once you have taken on that role, you will also need to complete a High Performance Leadership Project. You can read more about HPL's here.
When you are going for your Advanced Communicator Silver, you need to give ten more speeches, or two more advanced manuals. For this, you could do the Entertaining Speaker and Storytelling. This educational award also requires two presentations from the Better Speaker Series or Club Success series.
Now that you have completed your HPL, received your Leadership Excellence Award, and finished your Advanced Leader Silver (ALS) and Advanced Communicator Silver (ACS), you now have your Advanced Communicator Gold to finish. This is another two advanced manuals. If you complete your Interpretive Reading and Speeches by Management manuals, this will get you one step closer to DTM. You need to be a club coach or sponsor, and be a club mentor to receive your DTM.

CONGRATULATIONS! You are now a Distinguished Toastmasters!

High Performance Leadership Project

Are you thinking of doing a High Performance Leadership Project? These are the steps to complete one!
1. Read the High Performance Leadership manual for their background
2. Come up with an idea for a project (IE: leadership campaign, Speechcraft, Youth Leadership)
3. Recruit a guidance committee to work with you on your project
4. Meet with your guidance committee to go over what you have in mind
5. Create your mission statement, vision, and values. Run these by your committee
6. Present your first speech to your club about your project
7. Create your Roles Goals and Timetable for your project
8. Recruit and Action Team
9. Create your action plan on how you are going to achieve your goals in your timelimit
10. Meet with your action team and guidance committee to review your progress and how things are working. Overcome problems, if any, and reevaluate your plan if needed
11. Results: go over your results with your team and evaluate how your plan went
12. Present your results to your club with a speech

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Three Officers

Meet Laurie Weitkamp our treasurer

Meet Brian Haggerty our new secretary 

Our new Sergeant At Arms: Cody Bosch

June 12th Meeting Roles

Laurie Weitkamp is the Toastmaster of the day, evaluated by Lee. Julia Carlson is the first speaker of the day, evaluated by Kathleen Ritzman. Joel will be the second speaker, evaluated by Brian Norris. Christa Colway will be the grammarian and Cody will be the table topics master. Kristina A. R. Book will be the timer of the day.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

June 5th Meeting

Lee was the Toastmaster of the Day, whose theme was graduation. He announced that his wife, Kathleen will be rejoining us full time after she retires this year. She gave a speech at the Siletz High School graduation, where she challenged everyone to leave the world a better place than when they arrived, and each be themselves. Christa was his evaluator, who said that he had very smooth transitions and a great theme. For Brian N and Cody, she suggested working more on the sandwich method instead of going through your evaluation in a linear style.
Lauralee gave her folk tale speech called Tale of Three Brothers, written by JK Rowling as part of the Tales of Beedle the Bard. In the tale, three brothers created a bridge across a treacherous river where travelers usually drown, and angered death. He gave them a prize for evading them, but then searched to take them for his own afterwards. The oldest brother received the Elder Wand, before he was killed by another wizard who stole his wand. The second brother was given the resurrection stone to bring back the girl he loved. However, she was separated from him by a veil, and he died by suicide to join her. The last brother asked for an object that would allow him to leave Death without being followed. Death then gave him a cloak of invisibility. When the third brother grew old, he shed the cloak and departed with death as a friend. Lauralee then said that the three brothers were Antioch, Cadmus and Ignotus Peverell. She then flipped up her hood, held up her stone and wand saying whoever succeeds in uniting all three objects become Master of Death. Brian was Lauralee's evaluator, who said she did a good job at incorporating vocal variety into her speech. He also complimented her use of gestures in this speech. One suggestion he had was to make sure and avoid a sing song tone.

Kristina was the second speaker, who gave her leadership speech. She said that she had a democratic style of leading, meaning she wants the input of the group to to help make decisions. Her opposite style is authoritative, where they use enthusiasm to encourage those they are leading. Giving an example from her own life, she is now working at Salishan Adventures where she is creating the entire program from scratch. This includes five different segments of the program, and she needs to get all new equipment and a staff to run the program. She has been given two months to do this project, and said she has been learning how to embrace techniques of other leadership styles to help her be successful in this job. Cody was her evaluator, who complimented her vocal variety and adding humor into her speech. One suggestion he had for Kristina is to look each member in the eye as she spoke.
Jalene asked Dave what degree he would get if he could. He said he would get a degree in Bovine Scatology, because BS is one of the best skills people can have. Svetlana said that she remembers how formal and dignified her daughters graduation was, which she appreciated. Laurie said that she would tell the graduating classes that life doesn't have to be as serious as we take it. Dave won the table topics trophy of the day.

Monday, June 4, 2018

Pathways- Motivational Strategies

MOTIVATIONAL STRATEGIES
Mastering Fundamentals
• Ice Breaker
• Evaluation and Feedback
• Researching and Presenting
Learning Your Style
• Understanding Your Communication Style
• Active Listening
• Introduction to Toastmasters Mentoring
Increasing Knowledge
• Understanding Emotional Intelligence
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
• Motivate Others
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
• Team Building
• 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
• High Performance Leadership

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Congratulations Christa

Congratulations Christ on receiving your Competent Leadership award!

June 5th Meeting

The Toastmaster of the day will be Lee, generally evaluated by Christa. There will be two speakers of the day. Lauralee will be first, giving her folk tale speech from the storytelling manual, evaluated by Brian N. The second speaker is Kristina, evaluated by Cody. Jalene will be the table topics master, and Julia will be the grammarian of the day. Brian H will be the timer of the day.