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Welcome New Members & What’s up in Toast of CIBC

March 19, 2013

Hello Toastmasters,

We wanted to remind you that Contest Season is over and we are resuming our regularly scheduled meetings. For those of you that had a chance to go away for March-break, we are jealous 🙂

It’s mid-March and that means we have three-and-a-half months until the end of the club year. So far this year has been great, but it’s not over yet and we still have a lot planned. We have grown as a club with over 10 new members: Welcome everyone and we look forward to hearing your Ice Breakers. Also, a lot of our members have proudly represented the club at the Area and Division contests: Thank you to the contest organizers, contestants, and everyone who helped make the contests a success! Also, thank you to the members who came out to support the club!

For all new members, April 18th, 2013 has been set aside as the “Ice Breaker Marathon”, take advantage of it and sign up with Myqeel (
We encourage all members to speak with their mentors if they require help to prepare.

There are a few dates that you should keep in mind:

March 19th
Peter Michaels will be representing Area 52 in the Evaluation Contest Division F International & Evaluation Speech Contests
Venue: Scotia Plaza, Schooner Room, 44 KIng Street West, 4th floor
Registration: 5:30 PM – 6:00 PM
RSVP with
Admission: FREE

March 25th
“Speak” The Movie
Venue: Scotia Plaza, Clipper Cafe, 44 KIng Street West, 4th floor
Registration: 5:30 PM – 5:45 PM
RSVP (with the number of tickets) :
Admission : $3.00 (no refreshment)

April 12th – 14th
District 60 Spring Conference
April 12th is FREE, you just need to sign-up
Venue: Toronto Don Valley Hotel and Suites
Admission: FREE (on Friday)

April 18th
Ice Breaker Marathon
Venue: CCN, 2nd floor Boardroom
RSVP: Michael Gayi ( to schedule your CC-1

Additional details on our website
( and blog

We hope to see you all this coming Thursday,

Toast of CIBC Executive


Division F Contest on Tuesday, March 19th starting 5:45pm

March 18, 2013

DivF Contest – Mar 19
An Invitation to You
Division F proudly presents ‘Our best of the best’
Evaluation and International Speech Contest

Tuesday, March 19, 2013 5:15-8:00pm
5:15 Registration & briefings; Doors close at 5:45pm sharp Bank of Nova Scotia, 44 King St. West, 4th Floor, Schooner Room (Beige building near Bay St., next to Scotia Plaza) Free Admission

RSVP & Volunteer by March 15:

**Prizes will be awarded at the contest to:
* Club (with contestant) with the highest turnout
* Club (without contestant) with the highest turnout

Speak screening is on! Monday March 25, 2013 5:45 p.m.

March 5, 2013

Come out to join in us for Speak the movie!

SPEAK INVITE – March 25, 2013

Area 52 Contests This Week! Come and cheer on your club!

March 4, 2013

DATE: Tuesday, March 5
TIME: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
LOCATION: Scotia Plaza, 40 King St W, 12th Floor, Learning Centre (Take the elevator from the main floor level)
CONTESTANTS: Ron Tsang and Hondy Hung from Toast of CIBC, and two representatives from Plaza Speakers

DATE: Thursday, March 7
TIME: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
LOCATION: Commerce Court North, 25 King St W, 2nd Floor Boardroom
CONTESTANTS: Ron Tsang and Peter Michaels from Toast of CIBC, and two representatives from Plaza Speakers

Come and cheer on your club! One winner from each Area Contest will advance to the Division F Contest on Tuesday, March 19! Let’s go Toast of CIBC!

2013 International Speech and Evaluation Speech contests comming up in February!

January 30, 2013

Do you want to be a Better Speaker? Or Grow as a Leader?

Your Toast of CIBC Toastmasters club is hosting the 2013 International Speech and Evaluation Speech contests in February!

Register today if you want to compete.

Or volunteer and help out behind the scenes! Get credits that go toward your CL Manual!

Volunteers are required for the role of Timer, Counter and Sergeant-at-Arms. Members with speech evaluation experience are needed as a Contest Judge or a Chief Judge.

Date: February 21, 2013
Time: 12:00 Noon to 1:00 PM
Location: 25 King Street West
Commerce Court North
2nd Floor Boardroom

NOTE: Only members at the CC-6 level can compete in the International Speech Contest.


Date: February 28, 2013
Time: 12:00 Noon to 1:00 PM
Location: 25 King Street West
Commerce Court North
2nd Floor Boardroom

For more information or to register please contact Ron at:

Tuesday, January 15, 2013 “The 5C’s of the Skeletal Storytelling Structure”

January 14, 2013

5 C’s of Storytelling AD January 15 KMacKenzie
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
7:00 p.m.
York Region Police Station – Community Room
171 Major Mackenzie Drive West, Richmond Hill, ON

……It is a short notice, but in case you are in York Region or other areas wishing to attend.

Season’s Greetings

December 21, 2012

Happy Holidays Toastmasters,

Wishing our friends and family a joyous Holiday filled with Peace, Love and Prosperity.
Best Wishes for a Joyful New Year!

Make sure to deliver at least one Toast during the Holidays – we are sure you will find occasion.

The first meeting of the new year is January 10th, 2013.

All the best and see you in the New Year,
Toast of CIBC Executive

In case you do not know about the Toastmaster International magazine….

November 13, 2012

Do you know that you may read your toastmaster International magazine online? TI magazine are available at TI website as PDF file. Current copy will need to sign in as TI members first, however guests could access the older copies freely at toastmaster’s website here: Toastmaster International magazine

With our open house/member drive event happening on November 29, 2012, you are encouraged to read the magazine online or refer your guest to do so to learn more about Toastmasters!

Get inspired by 2012 world champion Ryan Avery- the youngest in the history of the contest!

November 13, 2012

With a speech titled “Trust is a Must,” Ryan Avery, a Toastmaster from Portland, Oregon, won the Toastmasters World Championship of Public Speaking today. At age 25, he is the youngest World Champion of Public Speaking in the history of the contest. Along with eight other finalists, Avery reached the championship finals after several eliminating rounds that began six months ago with 30,000 participants from 116 countries.

See details at the news press here

See the clip in Youtube here

Join us this Thursday, October 25, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm for a good laugh

October 23, 2012