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Reinventing You

 October 4 Toastmasters Meeting

Written by Super User 04 October 2017

Whether you want to advance faster, change jobs, or make the jump to a new field entirely, the goal is clear: to build a career that thrives on your unique passions and talents. But to achieve this in today’s competitive market, it’s almost certain that at some point you’ll need to reinvent yourself.

Join us in this week's edition of Toastmasters as we ponder to reinvent ourselves. October 18, Wednesday, 7:30PM@ Bio-Safe Center for Complementary Medicine, 65 Linaw Street corner Banawe, Quezon City. We are 2 lots behind Causeway 2. See you!

How to Hook Your Audience in 30 Seconds

Learn to create catchy speech openings from top contest winners.

Written by Super User 18 June 2017

By Lisa B Marshall

“Have you ever been surprised to find out you weren’t as good or as smart as you thought?” That’s the first sentence from my book, Smart Talk. The goal? To make an immediate connection with the reader. It’s the same goal I have for speeches. Powerful opening words, when combined with strong stage presence, can seductively draw the audience in, cleverly hint at the topic and make an emotional connection with the audience.

That’s why, when preparing a keynote speech, I spend 10 times more time developing and practicing the opener than any other part of the speech.

You only have seconds to make a powerful first impression on the audience. And if you don’t hook them, you’ve lost them.

Toastmasters World Champions of Public Speaking are experts at creatively grabbing attention and winning over audiences at the start of their speeches. By analyzing their methods and techniques, and also what could go wrong with them, you can create even stronger openings to impress your audience.

Laughter Yoga with Billy Tan

You are invited to a free talk.

Written by Super User 28 June 2015



World Championship of Public Speaking 2017

Videos of winners here

Written by Super User 17 September 2017

Champion - Manoj Vasudevan, "Pull Less, Bend More"

1st Runner-up - Simon Bucknall, "What James Bullock Taught Me"

2nd Runner-up - Kevin Stamper, "Speak Up"


Pathways is coming to this club this July 2017

Written by Super User 23 February 2017


The Toastmasters Pathways learning experience offers many different routes for exploration and achievement. It’s a journey of possibilities. Pathways features online learning, cutting-edge content, interactive tools, strong mentoring and evaluation components, and a multitude of options. Exciting learning paths include Motivational Strategies, Presentation Mastery and Effective Coaching. In Pathways, members can learn nearly 300 competencies—practical skills that are transferable to the world outside Toastmasters.

This modernized learning experience is the result of years of planning and expertise by a large team, including the Board of Directors, World Headquarters staff and member volunteers. The program’s wide-ranging benefits include:

  • Customized learning tailored to personal and professional goals
  • Early and frequent recognition of accomplishments
  • Mobile access to educational materials
  • Expanded video and digital content

Progress in Toastmasters learning is a journey of self-development. Pathways will help you reach your potential.

Pathways Resources:


The Toastmasters Promise Updated

Revised for the change in the education program.

Written by Super User 28 June 2015

To make your member experience the best it can be, make a commitment to yourself and your fellow members. That commitment is what the Toastmaster’s Promise is all about. It outlines the 10 key tenets at the heart of the Toastmasters journey.


International President Mike Storkey feels so strongly about the promise that he has made it the linchpin of his monthly Viewpoint column. He is devoting each Viewpoint to one of the 10 commitments in the Toastmaster’s Promise. 

 As he wrote in his first Viewpoint, in the September issue, “Imagine how your club would look if we all made the commitment to fulfill the responsibilities outlined in the simple 10-point promise.”

The second commitment is now “to prepare all of my ­projects to the best of my ability, basing them on the Toastmasters education program.” The 10th one is “to act within Toastmasters’ core values of integrity, respect, service and excellence during the conduct of all Toastmasters activities.”

 Today the Toastmaster’s Promise—which is listed on page 2 of the Competent Communication and Competent Leader manuals—looks a little different than it did when President Storkey first began writing about it. In October the Toastmasters Board of Directors revised the wording in two of the 10 points.

The second commitment is now “to prepare all of my ­projects to the best of my ability, basing them on the Toastmasters education program.” The 10th one is “to act within Toastmasters’ core values of integrity, respect, service and excellence during the conduct of all Toastmasters activities.”


Here is the complete Toastmaster’s Promise.



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