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The Saint-Lawrence Toastmasters Montreal club would like to warmly welcome Bertrand as a new member. After visiting us on a few occasions, he is jumping into the adventure and is joining our club.

Bertrand new Toastmasters Montreal member

Italo, our club Sergeant-at-Arms, welcomes new member Bertrand

We like to ask our new members to share with us some of the reasons why they decided to join Toastmasters. Here is what Bertrand has to share:

Growing up I have always been a timid person, be it to express my desires or to start a conversation with a stranger. When I was driving for Uber, this became very much evident; in most of my rides, after our initial greetings there was nothing more to talk about until the final farewell greetings once we reached the destination.

One day, I came across this rider with whom I conversed throughout the entire trip. I became curious to ask him if he knew where I could learn how to build my interpersonal and public speaking skills.

He asked if I had heard about Toastmasters, which I had not. But when I retired I quickly did a Google search and sent a couple of queries to various clubs. St. Lawrence Toastmasters was the first to respond, and the rest is history!

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Would you like know more about how Toastmasters can help you strengthen your interpersonal skills? Come visit us!

Here is the programme for the meeting of April 26, 2022.

A big word of congratulations to Caroline, Charles and Joëlle who represented the Saint-Lawrence Toastmasters Club in the Area Contests that recently took place.

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You make our club proud!

Please note that, exceptionally, the meeting of Tuesday February 22 is moved to MONDAY February 21

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This is so that our club can participate in the area contest that will be held on TUESDAY, February 22 (see the links in the French post).

Veuilez noter que la réunion du mardi 22 février est devancée au LUNDI 21 février 2022.

Cela permettra à notre club d’assister au concours de secteur qui aura lieu le MARDI 22 février.

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Voici le programme pour notre réunion (Club St-Lawrence Toastmasters) du 21 février.

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Et voici l’annonce pour le concours de secteur du 22 février.

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Nous sommes de retour après une brève pause pour le congé des Fêtes.

Veuillez noter qu’en raison des mesures sanitaires, nous tiendrons nos réunions Toastmasters en ligne.

Voici le programme pour la réunion du 4 janvier 2022.

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Quand :     
4 janvier 2022 à 18 h 55 (heure de Montréal)

Participer à la réunion Zoom :    
https://umontreal.zoom.us/j/88684049082

ID de réunion :
831 0086 3453

Mot de passe :
219036

NOTE : Les réunions en ligne sont gratuites.

Dear friends,

We hope you are well and enjoying your holiday time!

Due to current public safety restrictions, we will return to holding our meetings online (via Zoom) for the time being. Feel free to attend one of our upcoming meetings! Online meetings are free of charge.

Naturally, it will be a less formal setting than regular meetings, but it should give you a general sense of the Toastmasters program.

Here is the info for our first meeting of 2022.

When:

January 4, 2022, at 6:55 PM EST

Link for the Zoom meeting:

https://umontreal.zoom.us/j/88684049082

Meeting ID:

886 8404 9082

Passcode:

219036

For those who have never used Zoom before, just click on the link and you’ll be able to download the program. It’s free and pretty straightforward. We suggest you connect on your computer, but Zoom also works well on a tablet or smartphone.

We invite you to connect a few minutes earlier, simply to confirm that video and audio are functioning properly.

Dear members and guests,

We are currently taking an early pause for the Holiday Season, and will be starting up again in January 2022.  Our meetings are every Tuesday evening, and the first meeting back is scheduled for the first week of January (i.e. on Tuesday January 4, 2022).

Until then, here is a nice little video that shows how a good story can help convey a message that much more successfully. Exactly how, as Toastmasters, we can also make successful and memorable speeches thanks to the power of stories.

Happy Holidays!

-The Saint-Lawrence Toastmasters Club

Chers membres et invités,

Nous prenons actuellement une pause pour le temps des Fêtes (oui, déjà!) et nous reprendrons nos activités en janvier 2022.  Nos réunions ont lieu tous les mardis soirs, et la première réunion au retour est prévue pour la première semaine de janvier (c’est-à-dire le mardi 4 janvier 2022).

D’ici là, voici une petite vidéo qui montre comment une bonne histoire peut aider à faire passer un message avec d’autant plus de succès. Exactement comment, en tant que Toastmasters, nous pouvons aussi faire des discours réussis et mémorables grâce au pouvoir des histoires.

 Joyeuse saison des Fêtes !

-Le club St. Lawrence Toastmasters

Special workshop by Italo Magni!
November 30, 2021 at 6:45 PM

L’Espace Canal
4020 St-Ambroise, suite 140
Montréal H4C 2C7
Métro : Place St-Henri

Tickets: https://thepointofsale.com/tickets/oas211130001

Come attend a special workshop presented by Italo Magni, twice finalist at the Toastmasters World Championship of Public Speaking.

To Be a Person Is to Have a Story to Tell.
So, What’s Your Story?

As Toastmasters, most of us have witnessed firsthand the lure and power of storytelling. Be it a personal story, a famous person’s life lesson story or a parable, well crafted and well told, compelling stories are the magic ingredient that make speeches memorable, valuable and inspirational.

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This presentation will focus on providing insights into the following elements in the art of storytelling:

  • The 6 stories you need to know how to tell
  • Your signature story and the 4 F’s of storytelling
  • How to bring your story to life
  • An exercise that will change your journey as a Toastmaster/storyteller
  • Stories told, personal and others, to entertain and educate

This workshop is open to everyone, Toastmasters members as well as non-Toastmasters members.

Cost 15$ (covers our cost for renting the room.
Includes a non-alcoholic beverage as well as crudités.)

To purchase tickets: https://thepointofsale.com/tickets/oas211130001

(Please remember your vaccine passport.)

Cette semaine à notre club Toastmasters, nous aurons les concours de discours et d’improvisation (en anglais et en français).

N’hésitez pas à vous joindre à nous. N’oubliez pas de vous enregistrer au préalable pour voir s’il reste des places.

Voici le programme de la soirée du 23 novembre 2021.

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