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For more than 40 years, Columbia Toastmasters has been helping local people improve leadership and communication skills in a warm, supportive environment. Our club includes professionals, entrepreneurs/business owners, students and active retirees. Visitors are always welcome. Attend our next meeting. You won’t regret it.
Develop self-confidence from the comfort of your own home. We create a safe online environment, just as we did in person. Practice off-the-cuff speaking, as our guest. Join, take on roles and share prepared speeches. Learn from all evaluations and feedback. Come have fun with us, as you grow! NOTE: ALL MEETINGS ARE ON-LINE, USING ZOOM, UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. PLEASE SIGN UP AT EVENTBRITE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/toast-of-severna-park-toastmasters-club-online-meeting-tickets-100712000304
**ELLICOTT CITY / Hola TOASTMASTERS* is a diverse group open to anyone who would want to improve/practice Communication and Leadership skills. While we meet in a church, the club has no religious affiliations. Our current roster of club officers are illustrated in the above photo. The meeting space is lower level of a church built in 1939 and is a beautiful space to learn and grow. We are a local chapter of Toastmasters International which is a non-profit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of clubs. ___________________________________________________________________________________ PLEASE NOTE, THAT WE ARE CURRENTLY MEETING ON-LINE ONLY UNTIL THE END OF THE SUMMER. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO PARTICIPATE IN OUR ON-LINE MEETING, PLEASE CONTACT: Michael Fleming at [masked] ____________________________________________________________________________________ So, you’ve decided you want to practice public speaking, improve your communication and build leadership skills? Follow these three easy steps and you’re on your way to realizing unlimited personal and professional growth! 1. visit our club as a guest. 2. when you decide to join, fill out an application form. 3. begin your toastmasters career for signing up on-line for meeting roles and let the learning begin. _________________________________________________________________________________ PATHWAYS is Toastmasters new education program. Connect on this link to learn more on how Pathways will transform your career... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_uy-fmwlKU ____________________________________________________________________________________ Toastmasters' 10 Tips for Successful Online Meetings Members of Toastmasters International have been meeting face-to-face for more than 95 years, but due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), most meetings have been temporarily moved online. Many members have found online meetings to be a great way to stay connected, keep momentum going, and provide a much-needed sense of routine in a time when many people's lives are altered, and social distancing is widespread. To help ensure your meeting is a success, Toastmasters International offers these 10 tips for an efficient and productive online meeting: Select a video-conferencing platform, and do a test run prior to the meeting Meeting organizers should send attendees a copy of the agenda in advance Choose a quiet location before joining the meeting to reduce potential distractions for both yourself and other attendees Arrive on time or let the organizer know ahead of time if you will be late or unable to attend Mute your microphone when not speaking Adjust your camera so you can be seen, and look into the camera—not the monitor—when speaking Dress as you would for an in-person meeting Be aware of your background and make sure it's appropriate Stay focused and avoid checking email or perusing other materials unrelated to the meeting Respect fellow attendees by refraining from distracting behavior like eating or chewing gum "I have come to love online meetings more than in-person meetings," says Manoj Vasudevan of Singapore, Toastmasters' 2017 World Champion of Public Speaking. "I find online meetings to be more convenient, less expensive, and less disruptive to my schedule. They even allow me to meet more people without leaving home." __________________________________________________________________________________ Also listen to the **2018 Toastmasters World Champion of Public Speaking**, Ramona J. Smith on this link..... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Tev43VNRIc Here is a link to *Toastmasters magazine*.... https://www.toastmasters.org/magazine ___________________________________________________________________________________ self improvement, public speaking, columbia, maryland, ellicott City, communication, education, leadership, knowledge, character, learning
Welcome to the Highway Masters Club Website. We were started in 2005 by a group of dedicated individuals seeking to improve their communications and leadership skills. Highway Masters Club believes that true improvement comes through doing and we provide a supportive environment where everyone feels welcomed and supported. So come check us out and see for yourself. Meetings are held the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the Month from 12pm to 1pm at SHA Headquarters; 707 N. Calvert St. Baltimore, MD 21202 Our meetings are typically held in Training Room #2 of the 211 Building at SHA Headquarters which is accessible by-way of the checkpoint link on Hunter St. behind the main building. There are security personnel there that will issue a guest parking permit. Please contact one of our available club officers for details about directions to the parking pass security checkpoint and the guest lot.