What we're about

Do you have visions of yourself running a Board of Executives, becoming a better networker or even doing a Keynote Presentation with ultimate confidence?

If you can imagine yourself doing any of these things then this group is for you.

If your heart races and your palms sweat when you have to speak to more than 5 people...

If your meetings get out of control and you feel like no one listens to you...

If you just received a job promotion and now need to present in front of groups...

...then this group is for you.

I've been there. I know what it feels like and that's why I joined Kanata Innovation Toastmasters.

I struggled for years being too shy and insecure to say anything in front of even a few people.

So, when I decided I wanted to do some networking, I almost fainted when the microphone was being passed around the room for everyone at the networking event to stand up and introduce themselves and give a 1 minute pitch for their business. I trembled as I squeaked out my name and 3-word business pitch... I hated it.

But I knew, at that moment, I had to do something about it because it's impossible to network if you can't open your mouth.

At Kanata Innovation Toastmasters we follow the Toastmasters International Program and meeting format. And I found that having a structure and projects that built upon one skill at a time to systematically improve my confidence and speaking ability, helped me grow in so many ways.

These are some of things you will learn at our club:

- How to Chair a meeting, project authority, and control the meeting

- How to give short 1-2 minute speeches by participating in the meeting in minor roles

- How to compose and give a Toast

- How to listen to speeches and give feedback and constructive criticism without sounding mean or cold

- How to structure a speech or presentation

- How to focus on one thing in every presentation to systematically become a better presenter

- How to give impromptu speeches of 1-2 minutes

- How to evaluate a meeting or a speech

- How to get over your fear of looking stupid and just do it.

I've been a member at Kanata Innovation Toastmasters since 2014, and this year I'm the VP of Education at the club. And I'm also the VP of Communications at a womens networking group. Toastmasters have given me much more than I originally set out to do, all I wanted was to not turn red or shake when asked to say a few words, but because of the people at this club and their encouragement and dedication to the program, I've become so much more. And you can too. :)

Join us at a meeting and start your discovery journey with us. We will help you reach your goals and maybe set some new ones you never thought possible.

Kanata Innovation Toastmasters meets every Monday evening from 7-9pm at Richcraft Recreation Complex, in the Minto Room. I hope to see you there!

Daniela

Upcoming events (5+)

Kanata Innovation Toastmasters

Richcraft Rec Centre

Greetings Fellow Friends and Members, Is Toastmasters right for you? Do you want to become a confident public speaker and strong leader? If so, Toastmasters is the place for you. You’ll find a supportive learn-by-doing environment that allows you to achieve your goals at your own pace. Learn how Toastmasters has changed the lives of members. Join us at our next meeting - we would love to share how Toastmasters has changed our lives!!

Kanata Innovation Toastmasters

Richcraft Rec Centre

Greetings Fellow Friends and Members, Is Toastmasters right for you? Do you want to become a confident public speaker and strong leader? If so, Toastmasters is the place for you. You’ll find a supportive learn-by-doing environment that allows you to achieve your goals at your own pace. Learn how Toastmasters has changed the lives of members. Join us at our next meeting - we would love to share how Toastmasters has changed our lives!!

Kanata Innovation Toastmasters

Richcraft Rec Centre

Greetings Fellow Friends and Members, Is Toastmasters right for you? Do you want to become a confident public speaker and strong leader? If so, Toastmasters is the place for you. You’ll find a supportive learn-by-doing environment that allows you to achieve your goals at your own pace. Learn how Toastmasters has changed the lives of members. Join us at our next meeting - we would love to share how Toastmasters has changed our lives!!

Kanata Innovation Toastmasters

Richcraft Rec Centre

Greetings Fellow Friends and Members, Is Toastmasters right for you? Do you want to become a confident public speaker and strong leader? If so, Toastmasters is the place for you. You’ll find a supportive learn-by-doing environment that allows you to achieve your goals at your own pace. Learn how Toastmasters has changed the lives of members. Join us at our next meeting - we would love to share how Toastmasters has changed our lives!!

Past Events

Kanata Innovation Toastmasters

Richcraft Rec Centre

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