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Sunset Hills Community Center
3915 S. Lindbergh Blvd
Sunset Hills, MO 63127
Author Archives: Tom Terrific
Tonight, I’m giving away old books and manuals that relate to speaking, presentation skills and old Toastmaster printed materials. These are all free and you just have to let me know if you are interested. Watch the club Zoom meeting … Continue reading
The Zoom.us basic account is free, but is limited to 40 minutes when you have a crowd. Apparently, what some groups do is have a 40 minute meeting and then after that meeting is done, they have a second meeting. I installed … Continue reading
Change in Plans – The Saline Fire Department just called me and told me that they forgot to tell me that they have voting on Tuesday, March 10. So, Youth Leadership will not start tomorrow night. It may start the … Continue reading
Vic M. has put together a one sheet handout for new members during their induction. Vic has the original and you can get a copy by sending him an email. Welcome! We’re thrilled that you’ve decided to join our South … Continue reading
Because of the Blues Game in the playoffs, there will not be a meeting on June 12th. The next meeting will be June 19th.
Also please checkout my list of tips – https://southcountytoastmasters.wordpress.com/2015/02/27/how-to-use-a-microphone/
Tom, Sue and Brent went to visit our long time member Max Kaiser and we are glad to report that he is erudite as ever. Talking on the topics of the day, Max is as knowledgeable and his table topic … Continue reading
When your first join Toastmasters, you are presented with eleven different paths that you can choose from. For brand new Toastmasters, Presentation Mastery is the path which is most like the old book-based Toastmaster program. Older Toastmasters may prefer one … Continue reading
Where – Maritz Corp. Fenton MO Date – June 22, 2019 More details as they become available.
Welcome to South County Toastmasters! Congratulations on your decision to join one of the world’s leading Toastmasters Clubs! South County Toastmasters has been recognized repeatedly as one of the organization’s best clubs by Toastmasters International. Our members have won numerous … Continue reading
The Constitution of South County Toastmasters Club # 1957 of St. Louis, Missouri As amended October 16, 2013 Article I Name The name and location of this club shall be as set forth in the title of this Constitution. Article … Continue reading
Congratulations to Bill Collier on his second place award in the Area 4 Evaluation Contest.
The balance in the US Bank is $2510.99The balance of a year ago was $2887.26 We are out of balance by $4.50. It’s a check which has not been cashed. Since we are almost out of checks, I ordered new … Continue reading
We welcome our latest new members – Samira Mujdzic and Eli Hoxha. (left to right) Sarah Pitkin is Eli’s coach and Samira’s coach will be assigned later.
Thanks to Sarah Pitkin for creating this suggested scale. Criteria Description Rating scale Rating Meeting Preparedness Were scheduling conflicts resolved in a timely manner? 0 – 0.5 Was there a theme for the meeting and was it communicated to the … Continue reading
Congratulations to Jerry Paul for earning the ACS – Advanced Communicator Silver award. JD Perper, the VP of Education is presenting the award.
President – Debbie Young VP Education: J.D. Perper VP Membership: Anne Hartupee VP Public Relations: Susan McConnell Secretary: Sandy Roll Officer at Large: Kathy Denton Treasurer: Bill Hurston Sgt. At Arms: George Kiser
In the video below, Brian Brushwood talks about Performance Anxiety in magic and what the magician can do to calm his/her nerves. It turns out that these are the same type of skills that many speakers need when presenting in … Continue reading
by Mary K Spencer Twas the night before Christmas at the Toastmaster Club, No members were present, they were all at the Pub. The stockings were hung by the lecturn with care. No goodies inside because no one was there. … Continue reading
Dec. 19 – Holiday Party – 6 p.m. Affton Community Center, 9801 Mackenzie Rd, 63123. Dec. 26 – No Meeting Jan. 2 – No Meeting Jan 9 – Back to regular schedule
As we celebrate this season of Thanksgiving, we give thanks for the blessings of family, friendship, love and nourishment. Nourishment of the body and of mind. We especially want to say Thank You for this special day, and for all … Continue reading
Congratulations to Bill Hurston on earning the Pathways Level One Award in the Innovative Planning Path.
If you want good audio in your video, the rule is the closer the better. If you double the distance between the speaker and the recorder, then the audio will only be 1/4 the volume. What brought this to mind … Continue reading
Here are the instructions for adding pictures when you make a post on our website. Note – WordPress keeps changing their interface so you need to be flexible when using this process. I could not find any videos which match. … Continue reading
Rob went to the 2018 Toastmaster’s International Convention and did a presentation on his visit. Below is a pdf of his presentation. Toastmasters-Convention-2018
Setting up a new account on Toastmasters.org should be an easy process, but they have made it a bit complicated. On the login page, they don’t have a “New Account Setup” link, but instead tell you to click on the … Continue reading
When you first sign-in to Toastmasters and then start the online Pathways program, you will be given two choices. You can choose either the digital/online option or a printed option which means they will send you printed manuals. The printed … Continue reading
I’d like to thank specific members for their donations to the club in the recent past. I apologize if I missed anyone. Bill C. – badge magnets. Mary K. – copies for Youth Leadership Brent S. – copies for club … Continue reading
Benq MW526ae is the model number of the new club projector. Here are a few key tips. Pages refer to the User Manual This projector will take either VGA or HDMI inputs. The club has both cables. If you have … Continue reading
South County Toastmasters is presenting a Speechcrafters Program for anyone who is interested in learning public speaking. Learning public speaking can be rewarding in both a personal and professional way. Course info: Speechcrafters sponsored by South County Toastmasters Location: MetLife … Continue reading
Congratulations to Major Stephan Baker for joining SCTM. He prefers to be called Stephan in the club. He not only joined last Wednesday, but he also agreed to fill-in as a speaker and did a great job. Shown with him … Continue reading
By Mary K Spencer “This question’s for you,” Table Topics Master said. I closed my eyes and lowered my head. Couldn’t he ask someone else instead? My body tensed with instant dread. “When have you practiced FAITH OVER FEAR?” “Oh, that’s … Continue reading
One of our newest members, Bill Hurston, gave a very interesting and thought provoking speech at a recent meeting. Luckily we did a video to share with the rest of the club.
South County Toastmasters Presidents 1975 Oct ‑ Dec…………………….. Howard Brandt 1976 Jan ‑ Jun………………………. Mike Schaeffer 1976 July ‑ Dec………………………………. Earl Ray 1977 Jan ‑ Jun …………………….. Mike Wiejaczka 1977 Jul ‑ Dec ……………………………. Don Keller 1978 Jan ‑ Jun … Continue reading
Here’s another great speaker we can all learn from – Mark Scharenbroich.
South County Toastmasters will be presenting a Toastmasters Speechcraft class, February 7th thru March 14th. Participants will learn basic public speaking in a small, supportive environment. Benefits are improved confidence in public speaking, better communication and language skills. Six sessions … Continue reading
Past member Brian Ettling was interviewed recently by KMOX radio. Here’s is the link to his interview if you missed it.
If one of your goals for the new year is to improve your self-confidence and presentation skills, then Toastmasters is a great place to start. Here’s a free book download to get you started and help to get those butterflies … Continue reading
Pathways is the new educational program that Toastmasters International is starting. After you join, you will need to wait until the Treasurer signs you up at Toastmasters International. Read These First There are two books/pdfs that you ought to look … Continue reading
Meeting Minutes South County Toastmasters (#1957) Meeting Date: November 29, 2017 Meeting Type/Theme: Tall Tales Contest Meeting Location: Metropolitan Life Building Called to Order: 7:00 PM Presiding Officer: Kathy Denton, President Officers’ Reports: Kathy Denton reminded everyone that we have … Continue reading
Meeting Minutes South County Toastmasters (#1957) Meeting Date: November 1, 2017 Meeting Type/Theme: Regular Meeting Meeting Location: Metropolitan Life Building Called to Order: 7:00 PM Presiding Officer: Kathy Denton, President Officers’ Reports: Kathy Denton reminded everyone that we need a … Continue reading
I came across this video of Fred Miller talking about preparing for a Tedx talk. He has a number of great points that we can all learn from.
Reminder to all members and guests that there will not be a meeting this coming Wednesday – November 22nd.
Meeting Date: _August 30, 2017_______________ Called to order at: __7 pm__________ Location: _____Met Life Bldg. Presiding Officer: _Kathy Denton_______________________ Greeter:______None_________ Invocator/CLE: __Rob VanWinkle_______ ************************************* Officers’ Reports Treasurer Rich Puskarich reminded people to start sending in their dues of $51.00 by … Continue reading
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