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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.

It gives us great pleasure to welcome three new members to our Toastmasters club.

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Caroline (club president) welcomes Robyn, Andrew and Melanie

We always like to ask new members to share with us some of the reasons why they joined Toastmasters. Here is what they have to say…

Robyn:

I joined St-Lawrence Toastmasters to not only practice my public speaking skills in French and English but to become more assertive in all areas of my life by communicating with purpose and integrity. As someone more soft-spoken, this is a challenge for me but one that I’m excited to take on. This in turn will have a big impact on my journey as an aspiring entrepreneur!

Andrew:

I heard about Toastmasters through an acquaintance and a podcast I listen to. Through positive reviews, I decided to try it as a guest. Upon coming to St. Lawrence Toastmasters, I really liked the group vibe for constant improvement and encouragement. My motivation for joining is to become a better communicator in work and social situations. I feel with the welcoming and positive environment at St. Lawrence I can accomplish this goal and am always excited to learn more about speaking and about the club members who are always there to help and encourage.

Melanie:

I am naturally a very shy and reserved person. Public speaking has always been challenging but over the years, I have made it one of my goals to improve my public speaking and communication skills. After participating as a guest at a few toastmasters meetings, I know that this club will help me reach my potential.

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Would you like to know more about Toastmasters? Feel free to come visit us.

Here is the programme for the meeting of September 17, 2019.

Here is an entertaining and light-hearted [email protected] Street talk given by Joe Kowan, that gives a detailed glimpse into the emotions and feelings that people can have when they get stage fright.

Are you prone to having stage fright at some level? If so, perhaps Toastmasters can help you to overcome that fear.

Want to find out more? Come visit the St-Lawrence Toastmasters Club in Montreal.

Here is the agenda for the meeting of September 10, 2019.

Les vacances d’été tirent à leur fin, et le Club St-Lawrence Toastmasters à Montréal vous souhaite un bon retour!

C’est le mardi 3 septembre 2019 que nous reprendrons nos réunions hebdomadaires.

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Comment Toastmasters peut-il vous aider à vous exprimer plus efficacement en public ou à devenir un leader plus compétent? En vous aidant à identifier et à renforcer les habiletés que vous avez déjà, et en vous aidant à développer et à améliorer les autres.

Toastmasters vous permettra notamment d’apprendre à donner des discours bien structurés, inspirants, et même émouvants. 

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Voulez-vous en savoir plus sur Toastmasters? Venez
visiter notre club.

Voici le programme pour la réunion du club St. Lawrence Toastmasters du 3 septembre 2019.

Welcome back to the St. Lawrence Toastmasters Club in Montreal! After a well-deserved and relaxing summer break, our club meetings are now back in session.

We meet every Tuesday evening from 7 PM to 9:05 PM.

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How can Toastmasters help you to become a more effective public speaker and a stronger leader?  By helping you to develop your presentation skills and giving you a safe environment in which to practice.

Here is the programme for the meeting of September 3, 2019.

Veuillez noter que la dernière rencontre avant notre habituelle pause pour l’été sera le :

Nous prendrons par la suite une relâche afin de profiter pleinement de toutes les activités estivales qui ont lieu à Montréal.  (La nouvelle session de notre club Toastmasters reprendra dès la première semaine de septembre 2019.)

Voulez-vous des exemples de festivals prévus à Montréal pour l’été 2019? Voici un guide préparé par Tourisme Montréal.

Please note that the meeting of June 18, 2019 will be the last meeting before we (the St-Lawrence Toastmasters Club in Montreal) take our customary summer break.

This allows us to take full advantage of the many summer festivities that Montreal has to offer.

(Would you like some ideas of what to do in the city? Here is a link to the Montreal summer festival guide 2019 prepared by Tourisme Montréal.)

We will then be back to our regular Toastmasters meeting schedule starting on Tuesday September 3, 2019.

Invité à l’émission Parasol et gobelets de Radio-Canada, le journaliste et animateur Jean-Luc Mongrain partage quelques trucs pour ceux qui craignent de prendre la parole en public.

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Il croit que les Québécois en général ont peur de la prise de parole.  Si c’est en effet votre cas, Toastmasters pourrait vous aider à vaincre cette peur.

Aimeriez-vous en savoir plus? Venez nous visiter.

Voici le programme Toastmasters pour la réunion du 4 juin 2019.

At the St-Lawrence Toastmasters club in Montreal, we like to have a theme for every meeting.  This will generally be the revolving theme when we hold the Table Topics session for example.

Since the theme for our upcoming meeting will be Persuasion, we thought of sharing the following speech:

Know your worth, and then ask for it | Casey Brown

What is interesting is that the speaker gives, in a persuasive manner, advice on how to persuade clients to adopt a point of view.

She does this by storytelling and by presenting simple slides that sum up important points to remember.  Here is an excerpt: “Make it about the other party. Focus on serving and adding value, and it won’t feel like bragging. What do you love about what you do? What excites you about the work that you do? If you connect with that, communicating your value will come naturally.

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Would you like to find out how to give more persuasive speeches? Come visit our Montreal Toastmasters club.

Here is the programme for the meeting of May 28, 2019.

Souhaitez-vous améliorer vos capacités de communication ou développer vos qualités de leader – et ce, à votre rythme?

N’hésitez pas à visiter le Club St-Lawrence Toastmasters situé au centre-ville de Montréal.

Voici le programme de la réunion du 21 mai 2019.

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As Toastmasters, some of the things that we’ll find fascinating is how eloquently politicians can speak in public.  Regardless of our own political convictions, it can always be interesting to see what tools and techniques are used in a speech to make it more enjoyable to listen to.

Here, for example, is a speech by Pete Buttigieg, one of the USA presidential candidates for 2020. As mayor of South Bend, Indiana, he gave this speech at a TEDx Talk in early 2015.

Some of the techniques used in his speech include:

What other techniques have you noticed him using?

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Are you interested in learning about techniques that can help you prepare more effective speeches? Come visit the St-Lawrence Toastmasters Club in Montreal.

Here is the programme for the meeting of May 14, 2019.

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