Anderson Toastmasters - 1/7 @ 5:30pm - new location (C301)

posted Jan 6, 2012, 11:21 PM by Anderson Toastmasters

Anderson Toastmasters,

We're going to kick off the quarter tomorrow a little differently by jumping right into a "Debate Night".  No preparation required (a topic is drawn at random, you take a position, and then speak about it for 1-2 minutes), and everyone will get a chance to speak!  I know a few folks mentioned that they were very sad to have missed the last debate night, so here's another chance!

I need a volunteer to be the vote counter, so please let me know if you'd like to take on this role.

Next week's Toastmasters (1/14) will be back to our regular format, and tomorrow I will be trying to fill the roles for our next meeting - so begin thinking about what you'd like to accomplish for yourself this year in Toastmasters.

See you all Saturday night at 5:30 - 6:30pm @ C301 (notice the room change since last quarter)!

Tim Ostrom

ETLP is co-sponsoring Anderson Toastmasters in 2011

posted Sep 30, 2011, 3:58 PM by Anderson Toastmasters   [ updated Sep 30, 2011, 4:09 PM ]

Starting in the fall of 2011, ETLP (Easton Technology Leadership Program) will be supporting 10 ETLP students getting actively involved in Anderson Toastmasters. This will be a great partnership between ETLP and Anderson Toastmasters, both of which are dedicated to help future business leaders improve leadership and communication skills. Here was the announcement from ETLP. If you are an ETLP member, apply soon. 

Hello Easton Students,
As you have read in our previous email, the Easton Program is co-sponsoring Anderson Toastmasters this year. Please see below for an overview of the Toastmasters organization. The Easton Program site also has more information about Toastmasters (
Anderson Toastmasters, started by Anderson FEMBAs, is a meeting designed for Anderson students to practice and learn public speaking and leadership skills by filling a meeting role. These roles range from giving a prepared speech or an impromptu one, to serving as a timer, evaluator, or grammarian. There is no instructor; instead, each speech and meeting is critiqued by a member in a positive manner, focusing on what was done right and what could be improved. The attached file gives more information about the Toastmasters experience.
Starting this quarter, Easton Technology Leadership Program will co-sponsor 10 Easton students to actively participate in Anderson Toastmasters. ETLP will cover half of the membership dues and sponsored students need to complete 5 speeches within one school year. This is open to current ETLP students who would like to become a new member or who are already a member of Anderson Toastmasters. For those who are interested, please write a short paragraph on what skills you would like to improve through Anderson Toastmaster, and how you can see it help. Paragraphs are due on Oct. 8th to Space is limited so please apply now. 


Anderson Toastmaster Meeting 04-02 5:45-6:45pm @C315

posted Mar 30, 2011, 11:22 PM by Anderson Toastmasters   [ updated Mar 30, 2011, 11:24 PM ]

Fellow Anderson Toastmasters, 

Welcome back from the Spring break! Hope everyone enjoyed it. I know someone might have hated it since it is way too short. Well...

We are meeting this Saturday to kick off another great quarter. As usual, we have 9 weeks to go in the quarter and I challenge every member to finish at least one prepared speech this quarter. It can be some personal stories, tall tales or presentations. 

Toastmaster is the best place to "screw up". Come here to experiment, make mistakes. And we are here to support each other and learn along the way. 

All meeting roles are open now: 
Let's start the new challenges in the new quarter. Shall we?

See you all on Saturday night at 5:45 - 6:45pm @ C315.  


Weiqiang Wang
Anderson Toastmasters 

Anderson Toastmasters Charter Ceremony 11-06

posted Nov 5, 2010, 12:50 AM by Anderson Toastmasters

Fellow Anderson Toastmasters, 

We are super excited to announce we will have our club charter ceremony this Saturday. It has been a great year and Toastmasters International is truly a wonderful organization to be part of. We encourage you to bring guests to celebrate with us!  Pizza and drinks are on us. (Flyer is attached at the end)

Meeting agenda:

1. Charter Ceremony 
2. Speech by guest speaker - Julie Fogg
3. Table Topics - Arjun
4. Speech Evaluation - Richard

Timer - Claudia
Vote Counter - Open
Ah counter/Grammarian - Open 

See you all on Saturday night at 5:45 - 6:45pm @ C315.  


Anderson Toastmasters Meeting 09-25 5:45-6:45pm @ C315 (with guest speakers)

posted Sep 23, 2010, 10:08 PM by Anderson Toastmasters

Fellow Anderson Toastmasters, 

Welcome back! It is super exciting to announce that our next meeting will be this Saturday 5:45pm - 6:45pm @ C315. 

In the first meeting of the quarter, we will welcome new friends. But more importantly, we are inviting all members back to continue your path to improve your leadership and communication skills. There is no doubt toastmaster is the right place for you to learn, laugh and grow. 

We have a guest speaker and our area governor visiting us. Don't miss it!

See you all on Saturday night at 5:45 - 6:45pm @ C315.  

A friendly reminder: for existing members, it is time to renew your membership. If you can, bring a check with $45 and pay to Anderson Toastmasters this Saturday, that will be fantastic. 
We will remind you about the term of membership if that does not ring a bell. 


Anderson Toastmasters meeting July 10th

posted Jul 8, 2010, 6:12 PM by Anderson Toastmasters

Fellow Anderson Toastmasters, 

Hope everyone had a great summer vacation and a fanatic July 4th!   Our Toastmasters meeting will be ready this Saturday for you to share anything you learned or experienced during the break. We have speaker roles open and waiting for you to grab. 
In fact, we have other roles open. Sign up soon  They will not last long. 

Since summer quarter is pretty short, I challenge each member to finish one prepared speech. You will like the feeling of that accomplishment. So act now!

Note we will be meeting during lunch time in the summer. This week we have a BBQ event. Feel free to grab lunch and come visit us. 

See you all on Saturday at 12:50 - 1:50 @ C315.

Our club is official!

posted May 19, 2010, 9:44 PM by Anderson Toastmasters

Fellow Anderson Toastmasters,

We are an official club now! Go find us on the website. 

Thanks for the all members who were faithful to go through the infancy of the club. We will have a lot more fun in upcoming meetings!

Congratulations to us all! 


April 3 - First Toastmasters of the Spring!

posted Mar 31, 2010, 9:40 PM by Anderson Toastmasters

Hello fellow Anderson Toastmasters,


Now that we've had a little break, it's time to get rolling again with our fledgling Anderson Toastmasters group! I'm your VP of Education, and it's my job to help people progress through the Toastmasters learning program. A big part of that is sending out these weekly emails encouraging your participation in giving speeches and filling meeting roles.


Our first Spring Quarter meeting will be next Saturday, April 3, from 5:45-6:45pm, and we need you to step up and fill those roles! Here's where you can sign up:


And here are brief descriptions of the roles, in case you've had way too much fun during the break and can't remember last week:


1) Toastmaster - hosts the overall meeting

2) Inspiration/Joke Master - sets the tone for the meeting with a short story and/or joke(s)

3) Speaker - gives a speech, progressing to become a Competent Communicator

4) Evaluator - evaluates one of the main speeches

5) Table Topics Master - facilitates the table topics portion of the meeting

6) General Evaluator - evaluates the overall meeting

7) Ah Counter/Grammarian - counts filler words and provides grammatical insights

8) Timer - times speeches and table topics

9) Vote Counter - manages voting for best table topic speaker


More information is provided in the attached document, "A Toastmaster Wears Many Hats," that Wei had sent out earlier.


Although we don't yet have our manuals, also attached is the first chapter on IceBreaker speeches, which will let us get a head start on our journeys to becoming Competent Communicators. This is the first speech of the 10 that are required in the Competent Communication manual.


I highly encourage you to do your first speech early in the quarter, since once we are in the thick of school, it will be harder to take time out of our busy schedules to prepare a speech. Since we have a healthy number of members and want to give everyone an opportunity to progress through the program at a reasonable pace, our meetings will be set up to allow 3 speeches per meeting. The IceBreaker speech should be a no-brainer - just take your essays for UCLA Anderson and turn them into a compelling story about you. Easy enough, right?


For those of you, like me, who are deathly afraid of speaking, here are some helpful links to articles on the Toastmasters website about that first speech:


Have a good first week, and please sign up for speaking roles, especially for next Saturday! Feel free to email me if you have any questions!


Claire Cannon

VP of Education

Anderson Toastmasters

FEMBA 2011

First real Toastmaster meeting

posted Mar 11, 2010, 6:09 PM by Anderson Toastmasters   [ updated Mar 11, 2010, 6:12 PM ]

Hey guys!
Just wanted to invite you to our first real Toastmasters meeting this Saturday evening!
Saturday, March 6th
5:30 - 6:45 PM
Room B301
Drinks and snacks will be provided
If you missed the chance to check out the demo meeting last weekend, it's not too late! Come and experience the real thing!
At Toastmasters, you learn by giving a series of speeches -- you get to put together 4-8 minute speeches on the stuff you know, so depending on how busy you are, it might take only a few minutes to prepare. You also get put on the spot -- to practice speaking off the cuff.  You get rid of umms and ahs entirely (it's kinda eerie how experienced Toastmasters don't use umms / ahs at all), and you learn how to critique others' speeches. You also get applauded a lot, and give a lot of applause -- it's a great, friendly environment to work on and perfect your speaking skills!
If you come this Saturday, you can still sign up as a charter member (a founding member of this chapter), and run for any of the open officer positions (no prepared speeches needed, just nominate yourself). It'll be a shorter meeting, because of the quick elections at the end, and some logistics to mention.
If you've got any questions, don't hesitate to contact Wei or me.
Hope to see you there! Note that our next meeting (after this Saturday) will be same time, same place -- Saturday, March 13th, 5:30 - 6:45 PM, in Room B301.
We'll be using a mailing list after this -- there'll be no more all-FEMBA emails, except for special events and at the start of new quarters. If you'd be interested in staying apprised of future Toastmasters events and meetings, let us know and we'll put you on the mailing list.

Anderson toastmaster kick-off meeting

posted Feb 25, 2010, 10:12 PM by Anderson Toastmasters

We'd like to announce the start of Anderson Toastmasters!  Our kick-off Demonstration Meeting will be this Saturday, 2/27 at 5:45 PM  Room B301.

If you aren't familiar with Toastmasters, it's a public speaking group that provides you with tools to improve your presentation andcommunication skills. Check out this article to read about some of the
benefits of joining a Toastmasters club.

Come and check out how Toastmasters works!

There'll be a 30-40 minute demonstration by an experienced Toastmasters team. Following the demo, you can participate in Table Topics (where you practice speaking off the
) and a speech evaluation. It'll be an hour total, ending with a couple minutes of logistics -- figuring out meeting times, membershipdetails, and leadership. This meeting's open to everyone!

You'll be out by 6:45 PM -- plenty of time for us all to make it down to Brew Co. for a couple hours (All FEMBA Happy Hour -- meet the first round of 2013s!)

No RSVP needed -- just show up at 5:45 PM this Saturday, at Room B301!

Have a great week!

Wei, Han, JeffAubrey, Kelly, Samba, and Claudia

The 5:30 PM timeslot was chosen due to limited afternoon room availability at other times; in the future, we'll see what schedule works best for everyone long-term. Although 12:45 PM was a popular choice, there're far too many conflicting Saturday events/study groups,and we would've had to postpone the first meeting to April (due to Anderson events and finals).  If the 5:30 PM time doesn't work well, we can figure out an alternating schedule that includes early afternoons. See you on Saturday!

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