Welcome to Crosswinds Toastmasters

JOIN US!

Crosswinds Toastmasters is a fun, supportive atmosphere to develop and practice your public speaking, listening, and leadership skills. Each week there are chances to give prepared and impromptu speeches as well as receive feedback from fellow members on ways to improve.

Guests are always welcome, so please stop by and visit us!



Thursday, October 12, 2017

Food Truck Social @ Club Location 10/17



Starting at 11:30am (30 minutes prior to club meeting), Emerson will be hosting a Food Truck Social on the southeast side parking lot of the Innovation Center.

Tuesday, October 17th 

11:30am to 1:30pm

You can either arrive early and bring your food to our meeting room or you can check out the trucks after the meeting!


Note: This is NOT an Emerson/Toastmasters sponsored event, so lunch is on you.


Trucks Scheduled:
* The Flying Elbow - WWE Wrestling-Inspired Hot Dogs
* Karam's Mediterranean Grill - Gyros, Shawarma, Wraps
*Miss Molly's Jamaican Patty - Pork Belly Sliders, Tacos, Fritters, Patties

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Reminder: Room Change Today!

Hello, fellow Toastmasters!


This is a reminder! Due to scheduling conflicts, our club meeting will be in the Baar Conference Room today, October 10th, 2017.

The Baar room is just three doors west from our regular Sorocaba Conference Room.


If there are any other questions, just contact me!

See you there!

Charlie

Monday, September 11, 2017

District 19 Fall Conference is Almost Here!

Crosswinds!

The District 19 Fall Conference (October 20-21, Coralville IA) is less than 2 months away but registration rates will rise the longer you wait!


Register early for the best rate! Full conference registration rates:
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    • April 29 – May 14 $65.00
    • May 15 – July 15 $80.00
    • July 15 – August 31 $95.00
    • September 1 – October 19 $110.00
    • October 20 – October 21 $130.00

FIRST TIME ATTENDING A DISTRICT 19 TOASTMASTERS CONFERENCE?

Check out your FIRST TIMERS privileges!



Click here to view all a la carte registration rates.

Thanks!
Charlie

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Reminder: Room Change Today!

Hello, fellow Toastmasters!


This is a reminder! Due to scheduling conflicts, our club meeting will be in the Marshalltown Conference Room today, September 5th, 2017.

The Marshalltown room is just one door west from our regular Sorocaba Conference Room.


If there are any other questions, just contact me!

See you there!

Charlie

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Club Contest Today!

Club Contest Today!!

Crosswinds will be hosting a Club Contest today, Tuesday, August 29th! This is an important Toastmasters tradition. Winners of the club contest will be able to compete through the area, division, and district levels. The Contest Chair and Chief Judge will be Charlie Harris.

Note: The Humorous Speech Competition has been cancelled.

Evaluation Competition
Confirmed Contestant(s): Melissa Niesen, Alex Anderson


Good Luck Everyone!



Monday, August 28, 2017

Club Contest Tomorrow!

Club Contest Tomorrow!!

Crosswinds will be hosting a Club Contest tomorrow on Tuesday, August 29th! This is an important Toastmasters tradition. Winners of the club contest will be able to compete through the area, division, and district levels. The Contest Chair and Chief Judge will be Charlie Harris.

For the Fall season, the club contest will be in two segments: 

Humorous Speech Competition
Contestants present a humorous speech that must be thematic in nature (opening, body, and close), not a monologue (series of one-liners).
Confirmed Contestant(s): George Trent, Carrie Klinge
Evaluation Competition

Contestants observe a five-to seven-minute test speech and then present a two-to three-minute evaluation of the test speech.
Confirmed Contestant(s): Alex Anderson, TBD


IMPORTANTWHAT DO WE NEED FOR A SUCCESSFUL CONTEST?
  • 1 or more eligible contestants to compete in the Evaluation competition
  • 3 or more volunteers interested to participate as Contest Judges, Counter, and Timer.


If you are interested in being a contestant or a volunteer for any of the above roles, please leave a message below or contact Charlie either through e-mail or on social media ASAP!


For information regarding the rules of the club contest or if you're eligible to participate in any role, please click here!

You can also watch a video tutorial here about the rules of conducting a Toastmaster speech contest!




Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Club Contest Next Week!

 Contestants and Volunteers Needed!!

Crosswinds will be hosting a Club Contest on Tuesday, August 29th! This is an important Toastmasters tradition. Winners of the club contest will be able to compete through the area, division, and district levels. The Contest Chair and Chief Judge will be Charlie Harris.

For the Fall season, the club contest will be in two segments: 

Humorous Speech Competition
Contestants present a humorous speech that must be thematic in nature (opening, body, and close), not a monologue (series of one-liners).
Confirmed Contestant(s): George Trent, Carrie Klinge
Evaluation Competition

Contestants observe a five-to seven-minute test speech and then present a two-to three-minute evaluation of the test speech.
Confirmed Contestant(s): Alex Anderson, TBD


IMPORTANT: WHAT DO WE NEED FOR A SUCCESSFUL CONTEST?
  • 1 or more eligible contestants to compete in the Evaluation competition
  • 3 or more volunteers interested to participate as Contest Judges, Counter, and Timer.


If you are interested in being a contestant or a volunteer for any of the above roles, please leave a message below or contact Charlie either through e-mail or on social media no later than Friday, August 25th! 


For information regarding the rules of the club contest or if you're eligible to participate in any role, please click here!

You can also watch a video tutorial here about the rules of conducting a Toastmaster speech contest!