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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.


10 Phrases to Drop from Your Vocabulary

At Toastmaster, we learn to choose and use words carefully. For instance, module 4 “How to Say It” of the Competent Communicator manual helps us:

  • Choose words and grammar which communicate clearly.
  • Choose words and grammar which appeal to the senses.
  • Eliminate jargon.

 The following article highlights and explains why you should drop certain expressions from your vocabulary in your day to day life and in your speeches. Here are a few:

“I’m confused,” or “I don’t get it.” – Instead of putting all the responsibility on the other person, take co-ownership. Say, “Help me understand your position,” and remain open.

“I was like…” or “She was like…” – The word “like” is an unsophisticated setup that gets in the way of your clarity and credibility.

“Out-of-the-box thinking” – … should be retired. We can’t escape all the buzzword phrases, but ones like this have become boring.

Read the full article: 10 Phrases to Drop from Your Vocabulary