Welcome To Glen Abbey Toastmasters

Uncomfortable giving a business presentation? Worried about leading a community meeting? Nervous during an interview? Find Your Confident Voice This Year!

Many of us have a deep fear of speaking in public, yet we know that strong communication skills can help us in all aspects of daily living - business success, career advancement, relationships with family members and getting along with others in general.

Toastmasters will help you to: speak and present compellingly; think quickly and clearly; listen effectively, and become a stronger leader.  You will learn these skills and more in a supportive, self-paced, affordable, and fun atmosphere.

Are you ready to take your first step?  Be our guest at the next Glen Abbey Toastmasters meeting.

New Member - Marika Carter

Marika CarterWriter, painter, photographer, nature lover and keen hiker! These are just some of the passions that new Toastmasters member Marika Carter offers, as well as the enthusiasm to develop as a speaker and a leader. Marika only joined Toastmasters in September but has quickly become involved, throwing herself into club roles and taking every opportunity to speak. Marika is currently preparing for her Icebreaker speech but took time out to speak about life, interests and her Toastmasters journey.

What led you to Toastmasters?

I was recently transitioned out of my job and I needed something that would enable me to keep my skills sharp and active. I love the discipline of preparing for the weekly meetings, thinking about my role and how I am going to deliver it. Speaking at Toastmasters in any capacity is a great opportunity to enhance my speaking skills.

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A Glen Abbey Toastmaster First!

Congratulations to Jordan May! In his last Glen Abbey appearance before heading back to university Jordan swept the board on December 17. Jordan won the best taple topics award, the best evaluator, and best speaker award. This was a first for Glen Abbey Toastmasters whereby one member wins all three awards in the same evening. What is even more remarkable is that it was Jordan's first evaluation and only his second speech. The latter was an interesting and thought provoking speech on online piracy, delivered in flawless style. Jordan has consistently impressed during his short tenure at Glen Abbey and we hope to welcome him back after his university days. What is certain is that Jordan has a glowing career as a public speaker ahead of him! Well done Jordan!