Welcome to Crosswinds Toastmasters

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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!



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!



Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Alex "Defined"!

Congratulations to another one of our newest Crosswinds members, Alex Anderson, for successfully achieving his first Icebreaker speech this week, titled "What Defines me?".

Alex Anderson (left) receives the customary 'Icebreakers' as a reward for
completing the Icebreaker Speech - Project #1 from the Competent Communicator manual!

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Temporary Room Change Reminder!

Hello, fellow Toastmasters!


This is a reminder! Due to scheduling conflicts, our club meeting will be in the Baar Conference Room today, August 8th, 2017.

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


If there are any other questions, just contact me!

See you there!

Charlie

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Why? Tyler? Why?!!

Congratulations to one of our newest Crosswinds members, Tyler Peschong, for nailing his first Icebreaker speech this week, titled "Why".


Tyler Peschong (left) receives the customary 'Icebreakers' as a reward for
completing his very first speech!