Markus Seppala is presenting at the next District Training session, but if you'd like to see him ahead of time, he has a number of videos on YouTube. Click here to see his YouTube videos. Thanks to Debbie for information on Markus.
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Patrick Hunt - Club President Congratulations to Patrick Hunt, club president, for receiving an award as the Area 4 Director, District 8. The award reads, "For Dedicated Service and Outstanding Leadership in Achieving Select Distinguished Area," 2020 - 2021. On behalf of the club, Patrick also received the "President's Distinguished Club," award for 2020 - … Continue reading Two Awards – One Night
Unforgettable Presentations is a podcast put together by two Toastmaster World Champions. It's a free audio that you can listed to from almost any podcast software. At this time they have 116 episodes available for listening. While I personally use Pocket Casts as my Android player, there are many others to choose from.
October 20, 2021 With forty-one members in attendance and via Zoom, the club Founders Day Party was a gigantic success. Led by Victor and Bill, and with help from a number of other people, the meeting ran smoothly and it was great to see not only current members, but friends from the past. Let's keep … Continue reading Founders Party
Patrick Hunt, President, and Howard Brandt Howard Brandt was honored at the latest club meeting with a Proclamation from the mayor of Sunset Hills, Patricia Fribis, stating that October 20, 2021 was "Howard Brandt Day in Sunset Hills, Missouri."
Lessons from the 2015 Toastmasters Champion. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8GvTgWtR7o
If you'd like to see some of our past speakers and speeches, you can find them on our YouTube site. https://www.youtube.com/user/southcountytoastmas/videos Note - if you'd like to add your video, please contact Tom Terrific.
Setup a WordPress.com account.Let Tom Terrific know so he can set you up as an Editor.Sign into the SouthCountyToastmasters.WordPress.com site, click on the Write icon. 4. Type in the title. 5. Add a picture if desired as the first item. 6. Type in text 7. Under Post - click and choose the Category. 8. Preview … Continue reading Writing for the Club Website
The St. Louis County Library offers great free training videos on just about any tech topic plus hundreds of Presentation Skills videos. It used to be called Lynda.com, but LinkedIn has bought the company. These classes are usually $20 to $30 a month, so you’ll be saving a lot of money with your library card. … Continue reading LinkedIn Free Training
New officers for the term July 1 thru December 31, 2021 Pressident: Patrick HuntVP Education: Bill CollierVP Membership: Sandy RollVP Public Relations: Liz DeCampTreasurer: Brent StewartSecretary: Jim SalihSgt-at-Arms: JD PerperOfficer at Large: George Kiser
These are tips from past-president George Kiser. Be present at all or nearly all of the meetings. Dress nice; you are the first person any guest or new member sees speak at the meeting.Have the outline for the business meeting and for end of the meeting with you at every meeting.Bring the new member induction outline … Continue reading President Duties
Pinning a speaker, selects that person for you personally. It does not have any effect for other people in the meeting. Pinning is probably the preferred way to select a person since it only shows up on your computer. In person meeting leaders at Sunset Hills can PIN the current on location speaker so that … Continue reading Zoom – Pin Options
If you are a Zoom participant, most times when you SHARE a PowerPoint File, it takes over the entire screen and the speaker is relegated to a tiny box up near the top. Here's a tip on how to show your program, but also allow your audience to get a clear view of your face. … Continue reading Zoom – PowerPoint as Virtual Background
If you're considering becoming a club leader, here is a manual which describes the duties for each office. Click Here.
Here's an interesting podcast involving two Toastmaster World Champions and another world class speaker - Captain Charlie Plumb. They not only talk about what it takes to be a great speaker, but Captain Plumb also relates how they setup a Toastmaster Club in North Vietnam when he was a prisoner of war. Here is a … Continue reading Toastmasters Club at the Hanoi Hilton
As a timer, one way to notify online speakers of their times is to use Zoom Virtual Backgrounds. You can download the above backgrounds at this link. Here's a good video of the process. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_8U_mYQKnk As Timer, you may want to remind online speakers to PIN or move your Timer video to the top left … Continue reading Timer Zoom Color Backgrounds
The in-person meetings at Sunset Hills is now open to 25 members. Please still wear a mask. We will continue with our Zoom meetings.
Since the Toastmaster magazine is now online, it is also available to anyone interested in the program. Just click on this link to view or download current and past magazines. https://www.toastmasters.org/magazine If you have any questions about Toastmasters, please email SouthCountyToastmasters@Gmail.com
Please click here for a PDF fillable version of the application.
Jim Salih found a bell sound we can all use when we are the Ah Counter. The app is called Bell Sounds and is available on iPhone/Mac and The Google Play store. I've found that it is loudest if you install it on the computer you are using for Zoom. The Hotel Desk Bell is … Continue reading Bell Sounds for Ah Counter
Since our club is doing a combination of In-Person and Zoom meetings every Wednesday, below is a great video from District 8 on room setup. The equipment they use is a bit different than ours, but the basic concepts are the same. The Owl pro which we are buying will replace two webcams, a microphone … Continue reading Hybrid Meetings
Once you are accepted into the club as a member, you will have to wait a week or so to do a lot of things online until the Treasurer signs you up at Toastmasters and Turbobase. I'll explain that later. Step 1 - Put Zoom Meetings on Calendar Step 1 - The first thing I'd … Continue reading New Members – Tech Tips
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-cU4L7r6mbg Joe Redman Bob Gergen was nice enough to share his evaluation template not only for new Toastmaster training, but he also has given us permission to share it with club members. Bob is an evaluation award winner and gives us some practical advice and a template to follow to get us started in our … Continue reading Speech Evaluation Tips
When your first join Toastmasters, you are presented with thirteen 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 of the other twelve paths rather than repeat what they have done in the past. … Continue reading Pathways Catalog – 13 Paths
When your first join Toastmasters, you are presented with thirteen different paths that you can choose from. The Pathways Catalog is a downloadable and printable document which will show you each of the Pathways and the projects in each Path. For brand new Toastmasters, Presentation Mastery is the path which is most like the old … Continue reading Pathways Catalog – 13 Paths
Attached below are two documents to help prove our non-profit status. These would be helpful when buying items for the club. Letter from the IRS - 1971Download Letter from Toastmasters Int.Download
After helping a new member sign up for Pathways, I once again realized how we needed a step by step process video. Rather than try and create a new video, I found one on YouTube which does a fair job. If you are a brand new member, please wait until your membership has been turned … Continue reading New Members and Pathways
Below is a great analysis of the 2015 winner of the Toastmasters World Championship contest. Lots of great tips we can all use in our next speech. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8GvTgWtR7o
I came across the video below which talks about eye-contact, gestures, body language, humor and confidence - all the things we need to work on in Toastmasters. I think you will enjoy it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_PZKok5_KVA
Thanks to Sean Sheehan for his letter to the editor in the Call Newspaper. It was not only a great publicity piece for the club, but has already led to interest from two readers.
Officer Duties The new slate of officers were inducted: President: Kat Higashino VP - Education (Monthly Schedule) : Patrick Hunt Secretary: Callie Koehr Treasurer: Prathyush Viswaroopan VP - Membership : Kim Bond VP - Public Relations : Sandy Roll Sergeant at Arms: Keith Page Officer at Large: Jerry Paul Immediate Past President: Jerry Paul
Richard E. Peck2020-2021 International PresidentToastmasters International Oct. 22, 2020 Finally, as a token of our appreciation during this difficult time, any Toastmaster who renews their membership for the October renewal period by December 31 will automatically receive a free Pathways path! Please visit your Toastmasters profile, click the “Choose A Path” button, and follow the normal path … Continue reading Free Path until March 31, 2021
If you're looking for feedback from a recent speech, follow these steps. Login to Toastmasters Int.Click on PathwaysChoose Go to BasecampClick on Feedback. To Leave Feedback for another Toastmaster. Login to Toastmasters Int.Click on PathwaysChoose Go to BasecampIn the Search Bar at the top, type in the name of the member for whom you want … Continue reading Speech Feedback
If you are a fan of America's Got Talent, you see quite an assortment of talented individuals from singers to trapeze artist and dog trainers. What you have never seen until now are speakers. Brandon Leake is the first speaker to appear on AGT and his initial presentation was a work of art and was … Continue reading Speaker Wins AGT
August 24 - 29, 2020 There are few details at this time.The big announcement is that it is going to be free. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-bGRfD_HNlg&feature=emb_logo You can find details at:https://www.toastmasters.org/events/2020-international-convention
You don't see speakers very often on TV, so when one comes around that wows the judges, I have to share it with you. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdjIFkM-ohQ
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 it on my Chromebook from the Google Play store. It should also work on other … Continue reading Zoom Video Conference
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 County Toastmasters club. South County Toastmasters (Club #1957) was formed in 1975 and is repeatedly … Continue reading New Member Welcome
Because of the Blues Game in the playoffs, there will not be a meeting on June 12th. The next meeting will be June 19th.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lt6jPaYn7dw Also please checkout my list of tips - https://southcountytoastmasters.wordpress.com/2015/02/27/how-to-use-a-microphone/
Tom, Max, Sue and Brent 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 skills have not diminished. We pray for his recovery and … Continue reading Max – Erudite as Ever
Picnic reminder - Sunday - tomorrow! Crestwood Park - 9739 Meadowfern Dr, St. Louis, MO 63126Pavilion at the top of the hill. Noon until 5 pm Bring a dish to share.Tom is setting up the BBQ if you'd like to cook. All current, past, future members and guests are welcome.
The club has booked the Crestwood Park pavilion #1 for our club picnic on May 5th from Noon to 5 pm. The address is: 9739 Meadowfern Dr, St. Louis, MO 63126 Does anyone have some picnicware - plates, cups, napkins, plasticware etc. that they can donate for the event? If so please let Kathy Denton … Continue reading Club Picnic – May 5th
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 area, division and district speech contests. You will find that South County Toastmasters are friendly … Continue reading Club Manual
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 II Purpose The purposes of this Toastmasters club shall be: to help its members improve … Continue reading Constitution – Bylaws- Rules