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New officers for Jan-June 2019!

February 2, 2019 rmdave 0

Here are the new officers:

These were the officers the past 6 months.  Thanks Soumya for helping out all the ToastMasters of the Gilbert Club #499 over the last year:…

Fun at 2019 TLI

January 20, 2019 rmdave 0

A group of us had a chance to go to ToastMasters Leadership Institute on 1/19/2019 and had a blast.…

Ten past presidents

January 16, 2019 rmdave 0

The event was blast for all of us!  And, it was awesome to see more than ten past presidents support us!

Oh, we had some awesome food as well!

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OMG! I have to evaluate a speaker this week.

December 29, 2018 robf 0

Providing feedback to speakers at Toastmasters is an honor.  It is also a gift to both you and the speaker.  Thinking otherwise is counter productive and will lead you to half-heartedly presenting your feedback.

A common misconception is that you …

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How to be a Great Table Topics Master

December 29, 2018 robf 0

As Table Topics Master this week, here is some guidance to help you be successful while facilitating member improvement in impromptu speaking.

— Prepare 10 – 12 open-ended questions for members and/or guests who there with no assigned roles. Prepare …

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General Evaluator Best Practices

December 29, 2018 robf 0

As General Evaluator (GE) this week, the following guidance is being offered:

– Pre-Meeting Effort: The GE begins their efforts long before the meeting by contacting the evaluators, timer, word master, ah counter, timer, grammarian, word of wisdom, and jokemaster …

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You are Toastmaster this week and this may help

December 29, 2018 robf 0

You are Toastmaster this week, so you are in charge of the first two thirds of the meeting. To be most effective, at Gilbert Toastmasters, the Toastmaster is responsible for several before, and during meeting activities.…