Monday, March 28, 2016

Tall Tales Contest - March 23






UMMasters held it's Tall Tales contest on Wednesday March 23, with  Pouria Jabari facing off with Agnes Andrew.  Both presenters did an excellent job in their presentation, holding the attention of the audience  from beginning to end.  We were greatly entertained by both speakers.   Congratulations to Pouria  for winning the contest.  
Thanks to Area Director, Wayne Stanton  and Michelle Stanton from St. Amant  Toastmaster Club and all our other guests for attending and making the event an enjoyable one.

The winner of this contest will represent  UMMasters at the  Tall Tales Area contest on   April 8, at St Amant
Centre.  

Please note the Club International Contest will be on.
Date:  Wednesday March 30:
Time:  12 noon
Location: Room  204, St. John's College
University of Manitoba.

Blog by June Laronde

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

UM Masters Meeting 18th November 2015 - Activity and Rest

 
 
Meeting today November 18, was well attended.  Our Toastmaster was June, who conducted the meeting with a  smooth flow starting and ending on time.  There was good participation by members who took the stage with confidence and skill.  There were two guests in attendance, Laureen and Adam. 
 
Congratulations to Vinicius who did his Ice Breaker speech Title: Driving your Life.  Vinicious gave a vivid picture of his journey from age 15 to present, decisions made and lessons learnt that has brought him where he is today.  An excellent presentation.  Another thought provoking Table Topics session was given by Pouria where participants were given the opportunity to answer a choice question 1,2 or 3.  Congratulations to our guest Adam who did not hesitate to accept the challege of a table topics question and to Sulaiman who told of how his father became his role model. 
Excellent Evaluations by both Mohsin and Matt, each using the sandwich method, and giving  specific grow points.  Ahn as General Evaluator presented the Gold Star to Vinicious.

Meeting Theme was  Activity and Rest  with the Word of the day being Exasperation  by Solomon. 
 
All in All  another excellent UM Masters meeting. 

Blog by June LaRonde

Thursday, September 10, 2015

UM Masters Meeting 9th September 2015 - Reconciliation




The meeting on Sep 9, 2015 had one guest from another toastmaster club. It was the first time, Daniel had the role of toastmaster and he did well on leading the meeting. Mouna , the treasurer also joined and participated in the table topic held by Pouria. The word of the day, narcissistic, and the theme reconciliation were used by members in different creative ways in their introduction. Sulaiman in first time attendance as a member served as table topic evaluator. The new members, Danial and Sulaiman have showed excellent participation with taking different roles in a short time. The speaker of the day canceled with short notice and Agnes filled the task by delivering a comic impromptu speech. Charith and Colin were, respectively the timer and grammarian and presented their final report elaborately. The next annual period of toastmaster is close and members were informed about the requirement for the membership renewal. The session was a great success and everyone could gain something new from the meeting.

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Pouria

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

UM Masters Meeting 26th August 2015 - Cyber Security



The meeting on August 26, 2015 started on time with the order by Agnes. Colin served as the toastmaster and chose “making balance” for the theme of the meeting. Nicole as grammarian presented the “Quagmire” for the word of the day and most members used the theme and the word in their introduction. One of the great things about the meeting was that three guest attended the meeting and state interest to join the club.  There were two speeches by June and Agnes; they did a great job and showed well prepared on delivering their talk; Daniel and Charith provided the feedback and growth points. At the end reports were presented and Pouria as general evaluator gave the gold star to Daniel who as a new member has performed in different roles in a short time. In announcement, June informed the club about the change in the place for the next meeting. Meeting was ordered to close by Agnus. Overall it was another success for learning, sharing and practicing communication and leadership skills in toastmaster club of U of Manitoba.

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Pouria

UM Masters Meeting 5th August 2015 - Cyber Security



This week, I was a guest at this Toastmaster's club, having attended meetings at the Grace club on Henderson previously.  Colin was our Toastmaster for the day, and he gave us the theme of cyber security, certainly an important topic.

Charith brought us "Clunky" as our word of the day, and he was our speaker for the meeting, he presented a very informative presentation on what can be known about UFOs.  While I am extremely familiar with this topic, I thought it was accessible and entertaining, but didn't really surprise me.

Our table topics session was led by Agnes, who also provided our joke today.  We practiced impromptu speaking, with a clever dice game to select our topics.  I enjoyed participating, and my take on it was that everyone else did as well.

I must say that this was a great introduction to this particular Toastmaster's club, and I plan to continue coming.  All of the evaluators, especially June, the general evaluator, gave meaningful and useful advice.  Thanks to all!


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Daniel

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

UM Masters Meeting 13th May 2015 - Election

 
On Wednesday May 13, UM Masters club had another lively meeting. Toastmaster Nicole Milani took control and lead what was a challenging role, but maintain a good flow of the meeting. She was quick to fill the vacant roles on the Agenda.

The Theme of the meeting was "Election", which generated great discussion on elections in general, especially the recent victory of the NDP win in Calgary.  Members were eager to give their views on provincial elections, what a lively discussion it was. 

Congratulations to Speaker Colin Gilmore who gave an interesting and informational speech on Stocks and Bonds, giving clear direction with supporting examples on what we need to know when thinking of investing.  He delivered his presentation in simple terms for a better personal level of understanding by his audience.  The speech was well received by all members.

Timer Sakith Ratnayake,  gave a detailed timing report.  Sakith showed his ability as a good listener.There was no Table Topics Session at the meeting because of the election of new Executive Officers. Thanks to all those members who let their name stand for a role to the Executive team. Congratulations to everyone.

Members were reminded that UM Masters will hold summer meetings during the summer months.  We had one guest who came out for the first time from Investors Group. 

Every one who took the stage, did so with great confidence and the opportunity for more personal growth.  
 
Blog by June LaRonde
 

Try Toastmasters – the proven way to grow your communication and leadership skills. 
If you would like to take part in a UM Masters meeting, we’re located in Winnipeg at the University of Manitoba. Our meetings are held every Wednesday from 12:05 –12:50 PM in Room 111 at St. John’s College (which is part of the University of Manitoba).

If you're in Winnipeg and interested in sitting in on a club meeting to see if Toastmasters is right for you, please feel free to contact Catherine Plouffe at 
Catharine.Plouffe@umanitoba.ca  
 

Friday, April 3, 2015

UM Masters Meeting 1st April 2015 - Evaluations

 
The theme for UM Toastmasters meeting on April 1 2015 was Evaluations! Our Toastmaster of the day was Colin. He did a great job filling up empty roles and once again our members (June, Nicole, Charith and Mohsin) did a great stepping up and filling those roles. The word of the day was Dupe! and all of our members used it at least once during the meeting. Amy was our speaker for the day and in her speech she had an interesting perspective on dominant body language people utilize in their daily interactions! Mohsin was our Table Topics master and he invited our two guests as Table Topics contestants, both of whom obliged and did a fantastic job as first time participants in the UM Toastmaster Table Topic session. June, our general evaluator presented the gold star award to both of our guests. This was the first time to my knowledge both of our first time guests were presented with the Gold Star award! We hope to have them as members of our club. The meeting was filled with laughter and interesting topics of discussion! June also reminded all our members that our Executive committee member elections will coming up very soon!
 
Blog by Mohsin Khan
VP - Education
 
Try Toastmasters – the proven way to grow your communication and leadership skills. 
If you would like to take part in a UM Masters meeting, we’re located in Winnipeg at the University of Manitoba. Our meetings are held every Wednesday from 12:05 –12:50 PM in Room 115 at St. John’s College (which is part of the University of Manitoba).

If you're in Winnipeg and interested in sitting in on a club meeting to see if Toastmasters is right for you, please feel free to contact Catherine Plouffe at 
Catharine.Plouffe@umanitoba.ca