Our club meets

Every Wednesday evening except holidays and summer.

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Kings Way Care Centre, 8 Squire Drive in Quispamsis, NB (it's the seniors home on the Gondola Point Arterial) - in the Boardroom.

We'd love to meet you.

There are no meetings on storm days.

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Public Speaking Articles

Articles galore to help you improve your presentation skills! Below you'll find many articles and sample speeches by both club members and professional public speakers.

Articles by Club Members

Jazzin' Up Your Table Topics (click here for PDF version)
by Kathryn Hanson, Andrew Allison Wallace, and Jean Dickson

Five to Seven Minutes!? Mentoring the Ice Breaker
by Jeffrey Meade

Sun Tzu, Toastmasters and Speaking
by Jean Dickson

From “Village Acadien” to X-Files to the Word-of-the-Day
by Dan Martell

Speak to Express, Not Impress
by Heather Nicholson

The Other Two-Thirds
by Heidi Foster

All-A-Flutter
by Gerry Higgins

It's Official ... We are All Officials!
by Alistair MacKinnon

How to Appease the Table Topics Terrors
by Heidi Foster

Looking for a Speech Topic? How to Get From 'Oh-No!' to 'Oh-Yes!'
by Jean Dickson

What Made Me Come Back After my First Toastmasters’ Meeting
by Catherine Wigginton

What's Worse Than a Heart Attack!
by Terrie Walker

Toastmasters, the Alphabet and U
by Mike Price

How to Organize Your Way Out of the Organizational Oops
by Jean Dickson

Ease Stress With Toastmasters
by Lisa MacDonald

Moving Day
by Kathy Leveille

I didn't have trouble speaking, my family could tell you that, but as my mother used to say, I started in the middle and worked out both ways. Toastmasters has taught me the logical way to present my thoughts. It is also a great deal of fun and I've also learnt the correct way to give a speech.
Jackie Hudson

Sample Speeches by Club Members

A Dirty Little Journey
by Jennifer Beach

My Buzzards, Bats and Bumblebees
by Gerry Higgins

A Toast to Our Club
by Harry McClenaghan

When the Lights Go Out
by Dana Lloyd

The 3 Faces of Eve Jean
by Jean Dickson

Everything that I Know About Life I Learned at the Hockey Rink
by Anne Ryan

Prison Bars
by Jean Dickson

All I Needed to Learn in Life I Learned From Betty Crocker
by Jean Dickson

Articles by World Champions of Public Speaking

Lights, Camera, HUMOR - Revisited!
by Darren LaCroix, 2001 World Champion of Public Speaking

Analogies for Presentations: My Favorite Place to Find Them!
by Darren LaCroix, 2001 World Champion of Public Speaking

I'm Curious . . . but are They?
by Darren LaCroix, 2001 World Champion of Public Speaking

OUCH! How I Fell on my Face all the Way to the Top
by Darren LaCroix, 2001 World Champion of Public Speaking

What is Your Bigger Dream?
by Darren LaCroix, 2001 World Champion of Public Speaking

The Fastest Way to Connect - The Emotional Tap
by Darren LaCroix, 2001 World Champion of Public Speaking

The One Class Every Presenter Should Take
by Darren LaCroix, 2001 World Champion of Public Speaking

Effective Beginnings: 35 Seconds to Survive a Gator
by Randy J. Harvey, 2004 World Champion of Public Speaking

Activating Your Active Voice
by Randy J. Harvey, 2004 World Champion of Public Speaking

Silence Speaks
by Craig Valentine, 1999 World Champion of Public Speaking

In-between Time and Using the Floor
by Craig Valentine, 1999 World Champion of Public Speaking

Create the Hook For Your Speech
Audio Article
by Craig Valentine, 1999 World Champion of Public Speaking

Tips from World Champion Winners on Interesting the Audience

Other Articles

Life With MY Toastmaster
by John Hanson

Humorous Resources
by Kurt Mortensen

Avoid Cliches - Like the Plague
by Patricia Fripp, CSP, CPAE

Public Speaking: Getting Past the Fear Factor
by Aileen Pincus

The Rule of Three
by Patricia Fripp, CSP, CPAE

What Does Golf Have to do With Presentations?
by Rosemary Horner

Build Emotional Connection Through Eye Contact
by Patricia Fripp, CSP, CPAE

6 + 6 = Everything You Need To Know (About Public Speaking)
by Eric Feng

The 10 Biggest Traps to Avoid When You Speak: Dull to Dynamic
by Patricia Fripp, CSP, CPAE

3 Secrets to Getting Folks to Ask Questions in Your Workshop
by Rosemary Horner

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