Félicitations aux gagnants des concours du club St-Lawrence Toastmasters Montréal, qui ont eu lieu la soirée du 24 septembre 2013.

Voici les heureux gagnants des concours :

Concours de discours humoristique Toastmasters :

1. Michel Gadbois

Concours d’évaluations en français Toastmasters :

1. Alex Chan

2. Martina Kugler


Nicholas Kepper (Président du concours), Michel Gadbois, et François David (Gouverneur – secteur 53)


Nadine Walicki (Présidente du concours), Alex Chan, et François David (Gouverneur – secteur 53)

Les premiers et deuxièmes gagnants iront donc au Concours du secteur 53, qui aura lieu le mercredi 2 octobre au Toastmasters Donald Berman Maimonides. 


Êtes-vous intéressé(e) à assister à une de nos rencontres? Voici le programme pour la réunion qui aura lieu à notre club St-Lawrence Toastmasters le 1 octobre 2013.

Congratulations to all the participants of the Club Humorous Speech Contests as well as the Club Evaluation Contests, held on September 24, 2013.

For the English contests, the winners were:

Toastmasters English Humorous Speech Contest:

1. John Fowler

Toastmasters English Evaluations Contest:

1. John Fowler

2. Martina Kugler

3. Alex Chan

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Nicholas Kepper (Contest Chair), John Fowler, and François David (Area 53 Governor)


Nadine Walicki (Contest Chair), Martina Kugler, and François David (Area 53 Governor)

The first two winners will go on to participate in the Area 53 Fall Contest that will be held at the Donald Berman Maimonides Toastmasters Club. Should one of these two winners not be available for the contest, then the third winner can compete instead.


Are you interested in coming to meet us?

Here is a copy of the evening programme for October 1, 2013.

The meeting of September 24th will be a special meeting not like our usual weekly meetings. We will be holding a club contest (i.e. humorous speech contests and evaluation contests).

Although it won’t be in the standard weekly meeting format, it’s still quite interesting to check out. For example, this is how the evaluation contest usually unfolds:

There will be a target speaker (i.e. someone presents a speech, and this person has been selected secretly beforehand to prepare a target speech to give for the purposes of the contest). All of the audience will get to hear and appreciate the speech.

Then the contestants (the evaluators) will be asked to leave the room and take a few minutes to prepare their evaluation notes.

The Sergeant-at-Arms then collects all the notes, which will be handed back to each evaluator as he/she comes back into the room to present his evaluation. (The order of evaluation will have been previously determined by drawing straws.)

The each evaluator has a chance to give an evaluation, making sure to provide constructive feedback to the target speaker and making sure to speak within the allotted time.

Finally, what makes it quite interesting for the audience members is that we get to have a sense of the different evaluation styles and we notice what the evaluators pick out in common as well as any special points that each individual evaluator may have noticed that the other evaluators have not mentioned. Finally, we compare to what we would have said ourselves had we been asked to evaluate the target speaker. This is a great learning experience because it allows us to, in a sort of way, “learn through osmosis”.

Good luck to all the contestants!

Are you interested in improving your communications and leadership skills in Montreal? 

Find out how you can "learn-by-doing" by visiting the St-Lawrence Toastmasters Club in Montreal.

Êtes-vous intéressé à assister à une de nos réunions du Club St-Lawrence Toastmasters à Montréal?

Voici le programme Toastmasters pour la soirée du 10 septembre 2013.

Are you interested in improving your speaking abilities? Would you like to be able to express yourself more effectively?

Come visit our Toastmasters Club in Montreal and find out how we do it!

Here is the program for the St-Lawrence Toastmasters meeting of September 10, 2013.

Après une pause d’été, notre club Toastmasters reprend maintenant ses activités pour la session 2013-2014.  Venez nous rendre visite pour savoir comment Toastmasters peut vous aider à devenir un meilleur leader.

Voici le programme Toastmasters pour la soirée du 3 septembre 2013.

Our Toastmasters meetings resume on September 3rd.  Please feel free to come visit us to find out more about how Toastmasters can help you become a better leader.