Welcome to Mission Toastmasters: You are cordially invited

August 20, 2017

If you live in the Santa Barbara/Goleta area and are looking for a Toastmaster club to join or just check out, we’d like to welcome you as our guest(no need to RSVP, just show up). Mission Chapter Toastmasters has been helping individuals  become better communicators and leaders since 1979. The club is open to the community.

Improve your public speaking skills, become a better presenter, or work on your leadership skills with Toastmasters.  Affordable, effective, proven.

Semi-annual dues are modest – less than the cost of a small cup of coffee every week.  For more information on Toastmasters see our about page.

Where: Salvation Army 4849 Hollister Avenue. in Goleta.

When: Every Tuesday evening from 5:50PM to 7:20PM (best to arrive a few minutes early).

Questions? Please call us at 805-682-6943. Leave a message, we’ll call you back. Or email Grace Rachow  grace.rachow@gmail.com


Your invitation to Mission Chapter Toastmasters August 22, 2017, meeting

August 20, 2017

Mission Chapter’s 1,915th meeting will have a special program: The Practice of Evaluations

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Bring a guest, or here is your invitation to come as a guest (no need to RSVP, just show up).
Guests can invite guests too. Here is the link for location and time.

 

We have another special program this week: we will be practicing evaluations.

In a regular Toastmasters meeting, each of the speeches is evaluated by an individual evaluator, who gives a 2 to 3 minute recitation of what she liked about the speech, what he thinks could be improved, and some encouragement to the speaker.

Evaluations are a central part of our meetings, and enable us to grow as speakers.   They also allow us to develop skills that are useful in many professional settings.

Evaluators will sign up at the meeting.  There will be one speech, and then each evaluator will offer feedback for the speech.

We will return to our regular meeting format on August 29, 2017.


August 15, 2017 Meeting Notes

There were 17 members present at our meeting on August 15, 2017, our humorous speech night.

The titles of the speeches were:

Mary Beth: Undomestic Goddess

Victor: Sad Student.  Congratulations to Victor: this was his Icebreaker, his first speech

Robert: A Sign of the Apocalypse

Taiwo: Growing Up A Twin With A Strange Name.  Congratulations to Taiwo: this was his Icebreaker, his first speech

Lisa: Kiki the Cat With Tortitude

Chandos: The Most Challenging Child Kept Us Sane

Kristina: Dating As the Pathway To Enlightenment

Norma: Be Prepared

Jon: When Stuff Rolls Uphill

Liz:  My Trip To LAX

We awarded prizes:

First: Norma

Second: Kristina

Norma has the right to represent our club at the Area E6 humorous speech contest on September 23.


Welcome to Mission Chapter Toastmasters — you are cordially invited

August 13, 2017

If you live in the Santa Barbara/Goleta area and are looking for a Toastmaster club to join or just check out, we’d like to welcome you as our guest(no need to RSVP, just show up). Mission Chapter Toastmasters has been helping individuals  become better communicators and leaders since 1979. The club is open to the community.

Improve your public speaking skills, become a better presenter, or work on your leadership skills with Toastmasters.  Affordable, effective, proven.

Semi-annual dues are modest – less than the cost of a small cup of coffee every week.  For more information on Toastmasters see our about page.

Where: Salvation Army 4849 Hollister Avenue. in Goleta.

When: Every Tuesday evening from 5:50PM to 7:20PM (best to arrive a few minutes early).

Questions? Please call us at 805-682-6943. Leave a message, we’ll call you back. Or email Grace Rachow  grace.rachow@gmail.com


Your invitation to Mission Chapter Toastmasters meeting for August 15, 2017

August 13, 2017

Mission Chapter’s 1,914th meeting will have a special program: An Evening of Humor and Mirth

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Bring a guest, or here is your invitation to come as a guest (no need to RSVP, just show up).
Guests can invite guests too. Here is the link for location and time.

Bring your comedy!  Come prepared to have fun!

Instead of our regular meeting agenda, as many as want to give humorous speeches can do so.  Speeches are 5 to 7 minutes.  

Speakers can sign up at the meeting.  You can also enjoy — or groan at — all of the jokes.

We will return to our regular meeting format on August 22, 2017.


August 8, 2017 Meeting Notes

The theme of the meeting was “Dreams.”  There were 19 people at the meeting.  We welcomed our returning guests, We had a new guest Michelle, and a returning guest Tim.  We welcomed Taiwo  as a new member.

Toastmaster: Jon

Speakers:

Taylor told us about his experiences teaching skiing to adults, and his attempts to stop a run-away novice student skiier, who froze at her predicament and was too scared to stop.  He used that picture as a metaphor for us dealing with mistakes.
Julia provided basic information from Chinese medicine about our energy anatomy, and the seven  basic chakras.  She spoke about what activities, emotions and thoughts these chakras affect, and what happens when they work well — and don’t.
Liz gave a report on two books that she has read, The Five Languages of Love  and The Queen’s Code.  Focusing on the latter, Liz told us that the author advocates that women avoid treating men like inferior women and instead deal with them in a way more in keeping with how men see themselves and act.
Best Speaker: Taylor
Best evaluation:  Grace
Best Table Topics:  Norma

The word of the day was “debunk.”


Welcome to Mission Chapter Toastmasters you are cordially invited…

August 6, 2017

If you live in the Santa Barbara/Goleta area and are looking for a Toastmaster club to join or just check out, we’d like to welcome you as our guest(no need to RSVP, just show up). Mission Chapter Toastmasters has been helping individuals  become better communicators and leaders since 1979. The club is open to the community.

Improve your public speaking skills, become a better presenter, or work on your leadership skills with Toastmasters.  Affordable, effective, proven.

Semi-annual dues are modest – less than the cost of a small cup of coffee every week.  For more information on Toastmasters see our about page.

Where: Salvation Army 4849 Hollister Avenue. in Goleta.

When: Every Tuesday evening from 5:50PM to 7:20PM (best to arrive a few minutes early).

Questions? Please call us at 805-682-6943. Leave a message, we’ll call you back. Or email Grace Rachow  grace.rachow@gmail.com


Your invitation to Mission Chapter Toastmasters Meeting of August 8, 2017

August 6, 2017

The theme for Mission Chapter’s 1,913rd meeting will be DREAMS

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Bring a guest, or here is your invitation to come as a guest (no need to RSVP, just show up).
Guests can invite guests too. Here is the link for location and time.

Toastmaster: Jon

General Evaluator:  Christine

Table Topics: Kristina

Joke: Kathy

Speaking Tip: Tim

Speakers: Taylor, Julia, Liz

Evaluators: Lisa, Grace, Larry

Word of the Day: Victor

Ah Counter: Mary Beth

Timer: Taiwo

Awardmaster: Victor

Rooney: Wayne

NOTE: Our August 15, 2017  meeting will involve humorous speeches, instead of a regular meeting. 


August 1, 2017 Meeting Notes

The theme of the meeting was “Embarrass Your Children” There were 17 people at the meeting.  We welcomed our returning guests, Taiwo and Tim.  We welcomed Mary Beth and Lisa, who transferred from Woodland Toastmasters.

Toastmaster: Robert

Speakers:

Cedar inspired us with a speech about the benefits of kindness, and by giving us suggestions for being kind.  Congratulations to Cedar for earning her Competent Communicator award!
Janna gave her icebreaker speech about her childhood in Mountain View and going to her grandparents’ houses in San Francisco and in the bay in Marin County.  Congratulations to Janna for giving her icebreaker speech.
Christine provided us with research that showed that teams work better with diversity of membership and when new members are placed on the team.
Best Speaker: Janna
Best evaluation: Kathy
Best Table Topics : Taiwo

The word of the day was “solicitous.”


Welcome to Mission Chapter Toastmasters. You are cordially invited.

July 30, 2017

If you live in the Santa Barbara/Goleta area and are looking for a Toastmaster club to join or just check out, we’d like to welcome you as our guest(no need to RSVP, just show up). Mission Chapter Toastmasters has been helping individuals  become better communicators and leaders since 1979. The club is open to the community.

Improve your public speaking skills, become a better presenter, or work on your leadership skills with Toastmasters.  Affordable, effective, proven.

Semi-annual dues are modest – less than the cost of a small cup of coffee every week.  For more information on Toastmasters see our about page.

Where: Salvation Army 4849 Hollister Avenue. in Goleta.

When: Every Tuesday evening from 5:50PM to 7:20PM (best to arrive a few minutes early).

Questions? Please call us at 805-682-6943. Leave a message, we’ll call you back. Or email Grace Rachow  grace.rachow@gmail.com


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