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Nous sommes un club bilingue!
Le club St-Lawrence Toastmasters est un club bilingue à Montréal. Nos réunions hebdomadaires se déroulent en français et en anglais.

We are a bilingual club!
Located in downtown Montreal, St-Lawrence Toastmasters is a bilingual club. All meetings are held in both English and French.

Nous aimerions saluer nos gagnants qui nous ont fièrement représentés lors du Concours Toastmasters de la division F, qui a eu lieu au Club Golden Mile le 30 mars 2012.

Félicitations à:

  • Italo Magni (1ère place – concours de discours français)
  • Pietro di Benedetto (1ère place – concours de discours international anglais)
  • Tobi Rodrigue (2e place – concours d’improvisation anglais)

Les gagnants se verront participer au Concours Toastmasters du district 61, qui aura lieu au Château Vaudreuil à la fin d’avril.   Bonne chance!

Yes it’s rather strange to think about Christmas since we’re in spring right now.  However, Christian Turianskyj a member of our St. Lawrence Toastmasters club in Montreal recently shared a link with us, related to a speech that he had given at our club a few months ago.  This article appeared on the West Island Gazette, so we thought it might be nice to share with you as well.

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St-Lawrence Toastmasters member Christian Turianskyj remembers a very special Christmas
(Photo by John Mahoney / The Gazette)

Click to read the article, “HOLIDAY MEMORIES: Kindly landlady’s gift touched heart of lonely student in 1963”.

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Le club St-Lawrence Toastmasters est un club bilingue à Montréal. Nos réunions hebdomadaires se déroulent en français et en anglais.

We would like to extend a warm welcome to our newest St. Lawrence Toastmasters member Anthony.

Anthony is a mechanical computer-aided design (MCAD) and product lifecycle management (PLM) consultant.  Not only will Toastmasters help him in his regular interaction with clients and colleagues, but he would especially like to acquire the skills necessary to speak comfortably and effectively in settings like a radio interview.

The Toastmasters Competent Communication manual is comprised of 10 projects to help members develop their speaking skills one step at a time.  In Project 8 “Get Comfortable with Visual Aids”, the goal is to use visual aids as a way to help the audience understand and remember what they hear.  Often this could be done with the help of PowerPoint presentations, overhead transparencies, flip charts, whiteboards.  But speakers can also use other props like a hat, sunglasses, or other objects that will help to give the desired impact for the speech.

Here is an interesting presentation that definitely makes an interesting and effective use of the iPad as a visual aid.  It was taken during MIPIM 2012 held in Cannes Paris, on behalf of Stockholm — the Capital of Scandinavia. MIPIM is an International Real Estate Conference for professionals which had nearly 20,000 participants.


(Click here to view the video directly on YouTube.)

Chers membres Toastmasters,

Quelle belle soirée amusante et divertissante au concours du secteur 53 pour les improvisations et les discours au club St. Lawrence.  La qualité de tous les discours était du plus haut calibre et l’organisation de l’événement était impeccable.

Félicitations à nos gagnants qui représenteront le secteur 53 au concours de la Division F.  Bonne chance à :

  • Improvisations (anglais) :  Tobi Rodrigue
  • Improvisations (français) :  Alain Cliche
  • Discours international (anglais) :  Pietro Di Benedetto
  • Discours (français) :  Italo Magni

J’aimerais applaudir les efforts de tous les concurrents qui ont participé à cet événement et qui ont représenté avec fierté leur club. Vous nous avez inspirés avec vos discours et avez suscité en nous un désir de suivre votre exemple de s’impliquer dans les concours et devenir de grands orateurs. Vous avez certainement fait le travail difficile pour les juges parce que vous étiez tous si bons.

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Hello Fellow Toastmasters,

What a wonderful, fun, and entertaining evening it was at the Area 53 Table Topics and International Speech Contests at St. Lawrence Toastmasters Club last night.  The quality of all of the speeches were of the highest calibre and the organization of the event was impeccable. 

Congratulations to our winners who will represent Area 53 at the Division F contest.  Good luck to:

  • Table Topics (English):  Tobi Rodrigue
  • Table Topics (French):  Alain Cliche
  • International Speech Contest (English):  Pietro Di Benedetto
  • Speech Contest (French):  Italo Magni

I want to praise all of the contestants who participated in this event and to have represented with pride their clubs.  You have inspired us with your speeches and sparked in us a desire to follow in your example to compete and become great speakers.  You certainly made the job hard for the judges because you were all so good.

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Chers membres Toastmasters,

Vous êtes tous les bienvenus à une soirée des plus divertissantes aux concours de discours et d’improvisations du secteur 53. 

Le club Toastmasters St. Lawrence organise cette belle soirée et vous attend en grand nombre. 

Voici les infos pertinentes.

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Hello Fellow Toastmasters,

You are invited to a fun and exciting evening at the Area 53 International and Table Topics Speech Contests.

St. Lawrence Toastmasters Club is organizing this wonderful evening and we hope to see all of you.

Here is the relevant information.

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