Welcome to Mission Chapter Toastmasters: You are cordially invited.

July 7, 2018

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.download.png

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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The Theme for Mission Chapter Toastmasters April 16th, 2019 Meeting is “DEADLINES!”

April 12, 2019

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Agenda April 16 , 2019
Toastmaster:   Norma                         Theme:   Deadlines
Jokemaster: Flannery
Ah Counter: Jon
Word of the Day: Cindy
Speaking Tip:  Grace
Jokemaster:  Flannery
Speakers  
Speaker 1:    Mary Jo               Speaker 2:  Larry      Speaker 3:  Alyce

Table Topics: Al

General Evaluator

Evaluator 1: Cindy      Evaluator 2: Taiwo             Evaluator 3: Grace

Rooney: Leonel
Award Master:  Zoe
Timer: Taiwo
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Toastmasters Meeting   April 9, 2019.

Cindy was the Toastmaster introduced by Jon the President. Twelve people were present.

Flannery gave the Word of the Day which was DEBAUCH.  As a verb it means to corrupt someone or to lower the value of something. As a noun it means indulgence in sensual pleasures.

Al gave the Speaking Tip. He suggested using Pauses to fill space in a speech which helps to avoid using filler words such as “UMS and ARS”. Al was also the Jokemaster and gave a very Joke.
Speakers
First speech by Norma; “On the Road Again”. It was a story, (true) about how she helped in a church project with an apartment that burned.  It was a wonderful feeling of a way of helping. As she drove home, she was so happy, she decided to a take a short cut. After driving for some time, she realized she missed her turn and become lost. With help she finally found her way home. She concluded by suggesting do not take short cuts if you are in dreamland and enjoying a wonderful experience.

The next speaker, A Sticky Situation, by Mary Jo. It was about Posted Notes.  She talked about the history of the Posted Note and their various incarnations. The speech was motivated by someone asking her what was the most significant thing that was invented. It was the Posted. She talked about the many, many uses of the posted. One of the best uses of posted are as remainders. One other important use of a posted are cleaning the computer keyboard. The main part of the story was to share something that was first a failure ended up being very useful.

Advantages in Florida by Taiwo. He talked about a trip he and his friends took. The goal was to attend a game. He described the challenges of the trip, the water, the weather, hotel, etc. It was a funny experience but enjoyable.

Table Topics by Ron
Ron gave interesting topics based on the theme “Spring Fling” Each speaker responded with experiences based on the questions.

General Evaluator- Christine

Chris evaluated Norm’s Speech. She gave feedback based on the goal of the speech to “Show Feelings”
It was a dramatic presentation using her voice to tell the story of how she got lost and the emotion of when she found her way.

Jon gave feedback of Mary Jo’s speech. An important part of the speech of how she used the posted to demonstrate the use of them. Overall a well-done speech.

Janna evaluated Taiwo’s speech. He accomplished the goal of the speech by using annotates to describe the experience.

Reports-All reports were accepted.
Rooney was given by Mary Jo. She talked about the debauch of the English language. How it is misused today.

Awards   Leonel presented the awards for best Speaker and Evaluator.
Best Speaker:   Mary Jo
Best Evaluator: Janna
Norma presented the best table topic award.
Best Table Topic: Leonel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


The Theme for Mission Chapter Toastmasters April 9, 2019 Meeting is “Spring Fling!”

April 2, 2019

Toastmaster: Cindy             

Joke Master: Al

Speaking Tip: Al

Speakers: Norma, Mary Jo, Taiwo

Table Topics: Ron

General Evaluator: Christine

Evaluators: Chris, Jon, Janna

Word of the Day: Flannery

Ah Counter: Grace

Timer: Open

Awardmaster: Leonel

Rooney: Grace

April 2, 2019 Meeting Notes

The theme of the meeting was “40” in honor of Mission Chapter’s 40th anniversary! Jon was the presiding officer. There were 15 people at the meeting including guests Flannery, Leonel, and E1 Area Director Carol.

Toastmaster: Ron


Speakers:

In her speech, “Mission Accomplished,” Cindy shared her experiences as the Contest Chair for the February 2019 Area, a role that she took on in order to fulfill the requirement for a High Performance Leadership project for the DTM award.

Chris shared her journey to weight loss success in her speech, “One in 100.” Chris talked about her struggles to lose weight, and how intermittent fasting turned can be a very successful weight loss strategy. She is proof of this concept: she lost 60 lbs, and has kept that weight off since she began her practice more than two years ago.

In her speech, “You’re the Host,” Christine conducted a “video” interview with Ron where they discussed the importance of networking with other people. The speech did double duty as an example of how to conduct an interview as well as a tutorial about the importance of business networking.

Janna won the Best Table Topics award for sharing her experiences when she moved to Santa Barbara 40 years ago.

Best Evaluator went to Al for his evaluation of Christine’s speech.

Chris received the Best Speaker award for her speech about intermittent fasting as a weight loss strategy.


You are invited to Mission Chapter Toastmasters April 2, 2019: Meeting Theme is Forty

March 30, 2019

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MEETING AGENDA 
Toastmaster:  Ron
Theme:  Forty (40)
Jokemaster:  Janna
Speaking Tip:  Norma
Speaker 1: Cindy
Speaker 2: Chris
Speaker 3: Christine
Table Topics: Grace
General Evaluator: Jon
Eval 1: Larry
Eval 2: Jon
Eval 3: Al
Word of the Day: Leonel
Ah Counter:  Flannery
Timer:  Taiwo
Award Master: Taiwo
Rooney: Larry
Meeting Summary for the March 19, 2019 Meeting

TM meeting was started on time by Al who stepped in for Al. He introduced two new attendees and proceeded to assure that all roles were filled.
Norma gave a brief account of Club #5’s 90th Anniversary Celebration. She stated it was an enjoyable event, Held on Friday March 22.

Zoe, the TM of the evening she began the meeting by briefly discussing some tips of judging a speech. Chris gave the word of the day which was “Shenanigans meaning silly or high-spirited behavior. She also gave the speaking tip.

Larry gave a joke. He stated it is good incorporate humor in your speech. He gave silly April fool’s joke.

Speakers
Ron, the first speaker, gave a speech entitled “My Colored Youth”. He talked about an experience, when he was twelve years old how he added food color to a bottle of water. When guest drank the colored water, they thought they were drinking a kind of wind. What a surprise and the ramifications that followed.

Norma was the second speaker where she described the behavior of two mischievous two dogs the family owned, Shadow and Rusty. She explained how shadow, the small dog got the big dog, Rusty in trouble. She related several experience that landed them doggy jail. The two of them finally learned their lesson. It was based on a true story how these they were always trouble.

Jon gave an interesting speech about the benefits of being a club officer. He stated the benefits of his experience as club president. The informative part of his speech was when he invited other club officers to share them experience as club officers.

Table Topics
Janna gave Table Topics based on the meeting theme, April Fools’ Day

General Evaluator-  Christina
Taiwo evaluated Ron’s Speech. Ron’s speech was impromptu and he did an excellent job of describing his experience of the colored water. Taiwo pointed some of the most effective parts of the speech and noted he humor he injected into the speech.

Larry provided feedback to Norm for her funny speech about her two dogs and the lessons they learned from their experience. It was a great story. He indicated to her how well she tells stories.

Alyce evaluated Jon speech. The goal of his speech was to describe the roles of Club Officer’s and the benefits that can be derived from serving as an officer. He shared his own experience as president and present a “Call to Action” for everyone to consider to serve as a club officer.

Reports
Ron gave the timers report
Al gave the Ah Counter:
Word of the Day Chris

Rooney by Christine
Awards
Best Evaluator:  Alyce       Speaker: Norma        Table Topics: Flannery (Guest)
Guest:
Leonel Romero
Flannery Hill


You are invited to Mission Chapter Toastmasters March 26, 2019 Meeting

March 22, 2019

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Agenda for Tuesday March 26, 2019   

Toast Master: Zoe
Theme: April Fool
Joke Master: Larry
Word-of the Day: Chris
Ah-Counter: Al
Speaking Tip: Chris
Timer: Ron
Awardmaster: Mary Jo

General Evaluator: Christine
Evaluators:
Evaluator 1 Taiwo
Evaluator 2 Larry
Evaluator 3 Alyce

Table Topics: Janna

Speakers
Speaker 1 Mary Jo
Speaker 2 Norma
Speaker 3 Jon

Rooney: Grace

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March 19, 2019 Meeting Minutes

Jon, the president, started the meeting and introduced the TM, Larry. The Theme was Robots. Larry made sure all roles were filled.

The Word-of-the Day was given by Janna which was Contraption. Janna give the meaning of it  as a device or Gadget.

Ron gave the speaking tip. He talked about the fear of speaking loud enough to be heard. Suggest speak to be heard. Adjust the voice to the size of the room.

Mary Jo, General Evaluator, confirmed the speakers and evaluators. She also were confirmed speakers had given feedback forms to the evaluators.

The joke as also given by Mary Jo where she related an old saying” Never Criticize a person until you walk a mile in their boots”.

Speakers
Alyce was the first speaker. She share some common concepts about Robots, the meeting theme. She also related a personal experience she had with a Robot.

The second speaker was Taiwo. He gave a talk about how to vote for a president. His focus was the “Electoral l College” He explained how the electrical college works. His in-depth presentation was informative giving details of the Electoral Colleges and things about it that should be changed.

The third speaker Grace. The title of her speech was “TM Oracles: Leadership Digging a Little Deeper”.  The speech was about leadership. She began by giving a scenario about What We can do to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Toastmasters. She engaged group in a discussion of planting a tree as an idea for the celebration. The goal was to emphasize the importance of leaders and the role they in a situation.

Zoe lead the Table Topics
Interesting topics were presented based on Robots.

Evaluations
Mary Jo introduced the evaluators.
Janna provided feedback to Alyce for her speech about Robots. She pointed out how well the topic was presented and the sharing of personal experience about Robots. Janna commended her for an interesting and well-presented speech.

Ron evaluated Taiwo‘s speech. Ron indicated the speech was full of knowledge and valuable information about the Electrical College.

Christine evaluated Grace’s speech. Leadership, Digging a Little Deeper. According to Christine, the speech motivated the audience’s to use their imagination to think about the importance of leadership and the role of a leader in planning and managing events.

Reports
Reports were given each to include: Word-of-the day, Ah-Counter, Timing and joke.
Chris gave the Rooney. It was about how the Post Office did not delivery the mail to here in Santa Ynez when the main road was closed.

Awards

Table Topics: Chris
Eval: Janna
Speaker:  Alyce

Meeting Agenda

ToastMaster:  Larry                                               Theme is  Robots

Joke Master:  Mary Jo

Speaking Tip:  Ron

Word-of-the-Day:  Jenna
SPEAKERS 
Speaker 1:  Alyce        Speaker 2:  Taiwo           Speaker 3: Grace

Table Topics:  Zoe

General Evaluator: Mary Jo

Evaluator 1: Jenna        Evaluator 2: Ron         Evaluator 3: Christina

Ah Counter:  Al

Award Master:  Al

Rooney: Chris
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Toastmasters Meeting   Minutes                                    March 12, 2019 Meeting

The meeting started on time (5:50) with Ron as Toastmaster assuring all roles were filled.

Zoe gave the Word-Of-the Day “Flummox”, meaning baffled, confused, strong and complex, etc.

The speaking tip was given by Grace. Grace invited use to think about the impact pronouns have in a speech. She explained the difference between certain pronouns. For example the meaning conveyed between They, Me and Ours gives a different impact on how it is used.

Al gave a joke a funny joke about “Green.

Speeches
Mary Jo gave a speech about Comfort Food. She indicated that Comfort Food makes one feel good and maybe a remainder of people you have known.  She listed ten favorite Comfort Foods based on research. She added humor to the speech by asking people to name their favorite Comfort Food. Some of the top ten Comfort Foods were: Tomato Soup, Mashed Potatoes, Chicken Soup and Cheap Tacos. She concluded the speech by suggesting that everyone should know their favorite Comfort Food.

Noma, the second speaker, gave a speech entitled “I Am Scared, Do I Outgrow It”. She used the title to related the experience of how each of her four children faced starting school. Her advice was if there is fear, overcome it by facing it. “Just Do It”.

Janna’s speech “The Way Out”.  She began with a quote by Jerry Seinfeld; “Peoples number one fear is Public Speaking. She indicated that research shows more one respond to fear, the more the body will overcome it. She related a personal experience in overcoming fear on a trip to Santa Cruz Island. She challenged us to by stating that “The Way Out of Fear is to Go Through”.

Table Topics
Were given Christina based on the Meeting Theme Green.

Evaluations
The Evaluators were introduced by the General Evaluator, Larry.
Zoe gave helpful comments to Mary Jo about her funny, insightful speech. Overall it was a great speech inviting us to know our Comfort Food.

Zoe evaluated Mary Jo’ Speech.

Alyce gave feedback to Norm. She added some much energy to the experience it made the experience seem real.

Grace gave feedback to Jenna. She cited the four stories of fear. She like how she detailed the stories of the fears and provided suggestions for another way to organize the information to give more strength to the speech.

The timer gave the time for each participants.

Other reports were given by the Ah-Counter and Word-of-the Day.

Al gave the Rooney. He talked about the problem of changing oil.

Awards

Table Topics: Taiwo

Evaluator: Zoe

Speaker: Janna


Mission Chapter Toastmasters March 19, 2019 Meeting: The Meeting Theme is Robots

March 14, 2019

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Meeting Agenda

ToastMaster:  Larry                                               Theme is  Robots

Joke Master:  Mary Jo

Speaking Tip:  Ron

Word-of-the-Day:  Jenna
SPEAKERS 
Speaker 1:  Alyce        Speaker 2:  Taiwo           Speaker 3: Grace

Table Topics:  Zoe

General Evaluator: Mary Jo

Evaluator 1: Jenna        Evaluator 2: Ron         Evaluator 3: Christina

Ah Counter:  Al

Award Master:  Al

Rooney: Chris
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Toastmasters Meeting   Minutes                                    March 12, 2019 Meeting

The meeting started on time (5:50) with Ron as Toastmaster assuring all roles were filled.

Zoe gave the Word-Of-the Day “Flummox”, meaning baffled, confused, strong and complex, etc.

The speaking tip was given by Grace. Grace invited use to think about the impact pronouns have in a speech. She explained the difference between certain pronouns. For example the meaning conveyed between They, Me and Ours gives a different impact on how it is used.

Al gave a joke a funny joke about “Green.

Speeches
Mary Jo gave a speech about Comfort Food. She indicated that Comfort Food makes one feel good and maybe a remainder of people you have known.  She listed ten favorite Comfort Foods based on research. She added humor to the speech by asking people to name their favorite Comfort Food. Some of the top ten Comfort Foods were: Tomato Soup, Mashed Potatoes, Chicken Soup and Cheap Tacos. She concluded the speech by suggesting that everyone should know their favorite Comfort Food.

Noma, the second speaker, gave a speech entitled “I Am Scared, Do I Outgrow It”. She used the title to related the experience of how each of her four children faced starting school. Her advice was if there is fear, overcome it by facing it. “Just Do It”.

Janna’s speech “The Way Out”.  She began with a quote by Jerry Seinfeld; “Peoples number one fear is Public Speaking. She indicated that research shows more one respond to fear, the more the body will overcome it. She related a personal experience in overcoming fear on a trip to Santa Cruz Island. She challenged us to by stating that “The Way Out of Fear is to Go Through”.

Table Topics
Were given Christina based on the Meeting Theme Green.

Evaluations
The Evaluators were introduced by the General Evaluator, Larry.
Zoe gave helpful comments to Mary Jo about her funny, insightful speech. Overall it was a great speech inviting us to know our Comfort Food.

Zoe evaluated Mary Jo’ Speech.

Alyce gave feedback to Norm. She added some much energy to the experience it made the experience seem real.

Grace gave feedback to Jenna. She cited the four stories of fear. She like how she detailed the stories of the fears and provided suggestions for another way to organize the information to give more strength to the speech.

The timer gave the time for each participants.

Other reports were given by the Ah-Counter and Word-of-the Day.

Al gave the Rooney. He talked about the problem of changing oil.

Awards

Table Topics: Taiwo

Evaluator: Zoe

Speaker: Janna


The Theme for Mission Chapter Toastmasters March 12, 2019 meeting is GREEN

March 8, 2019

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 Mission Toastmasters’ Meeting Agenda for March 12 , 2019

TOASTMASTERS MEETING   MARCH 12, 2019

Toastmaster  Ron
Theme:  Green

Word-of the Day: Open
Ah-Counter:Open
Timer:Open

Speaking Tip: Open
Joke Master: Al

Speakers
Speaker 1: Mary Jo             
Speaker 2: Norma                             
Speaker 3: Janna                                                                                                                                  TableTopics: Christine

General Evaluator:  Larry
Eval 1:Zoe
Eval 2:Alyce
Eval 3: Grace

Award Master: Chris
Rooney:  Al
Speaking Tip: Grace
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Toastmasters Meeting March 5, 2019

The meeting was started on time by Jon, the president who introduced Grace the Toastmaster.

Grace made sure all roles were filled. The meeting theme was Home Cooking.

The Word-of-the Day was Tenacious given by Alyce. Tenacious means firm, to hold on or to have a strong desire for something.

Mary Jo gave a funny joke, while Norma gave two speaking tips.  Norma emphasized that in speaking one should (a) Know what they are talking about and (b) Focus on what is talked about.

SPEAKERS
The first speaker was Zoe. This was her Icebreaker; entitled “All Signs Points to Toastmasters”.  She explained how she avoided speaking situations. Upon reading an article which suggested joining Toastmasters to become a better speakers motivated her to do so. Being a member of Toastmasters is a wonderful experience. She shared an article about how Toastmaster can help one become a better speaker. She stated how much she is enjoying Toastmasters.

The second speaker Al. His speech as about “Tasty Bargains”.  He introduced his speech by asking the question of Who likes a Bargain.  The focus of his speech was to know when something is a bargain. For example, he stated two examples; .99 cent or $.99; which is the better bargain?  He talked about his experience of how he managed to get a pizza for .99 cents.

The third speaker was Christine. The objective of Christine’s speech was to conduct a five to seven minute interview. Mary Jo was the interviewee. The title of the interview was the “Importance of Soft Skills in the Workplace” Examples of questions addressed were: (1) What are Soft Skills, (2) Examples of Soft Skills and (3) How they are used. A conclusion of the interview was that Soft Skills such as positive attitudes, good communication, problem solving and self-confidence is an important part of the work place and should be emphasized.
Table Topics were conducted by Chris. The topics were centered on the theme of “Home Cooking.”

Speech Evaluations
Janna the General Evaluator introduced the Evaluators

Ron provided feedback to Zoe.  Lots of volumes, humor, pauses, great closing and a call to action for all Toastmasters. A great start for someone who thought they lack confidence in speaking.

Taiwo evaluated Al’s speech. His feedback was how humorous the speech was and yet offer sound advice on how to know a bargain when you see it. He also noted how he told the story of his experience of buying a pizza and how the advice can be used anytime when looking for a bargain. on the story and how he engaged to the topic.

Jon gave Christine feedback on the framework and structure of the objective. The Interview seemed real and offered advice of how Soft Skills are an important part of the workplace.

Chris was the Award Master and presented Awards:
Best Evaluator: Jon
Best Table Topics: Taiwo
Best Speaker: Zoe

Because of the Bad weather the Officers Meeting was not held.


The Theme for Mission Chapter Toastmasters March 5, 2019 meeting is Home Cooking!

March 2, 2019

 Mission Toastmasters’ Meeting Agenda for March 5, 2019

Meeting Opening:  Jon, President
Toastmaster:  Grace
Ah Counter: Open
Timer: Mary Jo
Word-Of-The Day: Alyce
Speaking Tip: Norma
Jokemaster: Mary Jo

Speaker 1: Zoe
Speaker 2: Larry
Speaker 3: Christine

Table Topics: Chris

General Evaluator: Wayne

Evaluator 1: Ron
Evaluator 2: Jon
Evaluator 3:  Taiwo

Rooney: Taiwo
Awards: Al

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Toastmasters’ February 26 Meeting Notes

The theme of the meeting was “Travel Stories.”  Jon was the presiding officer, there were nine people at the meeting, including guest Reid. The Toastmaster for the meeting was Jon.

Speakers

Al shared his love of drones in his speech, “Droning On About Drones.” One of Al’s hobbies is photography, and drones give him the ability to get some amazing photos, and a special “home” button makes sure that the drone doesn’t disappear!

In his speech, “The Interview,” Taiwo had a practice interview, with another club member asking randomly chosen interview questions.

Norma’s speech, “Sometimes You Just Have to Get Away,” was the story of Norma’s first travel adventure on her own – all the way to Santa Maria!

Awards

Norma received the Best Speaker award for her inspiring tale of solo travel.

Wayne won the Best Table Topics award for his description of a food “adventure” while traveling.

Best Evaluator went to Mary Jo for her evaluation of Taiwo’s speech.


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