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Toasmasters District Contest

Our very own Bonnie Mak competed at the District Contest in Montebello on Saturday, April 25th.  Way to go Bonnie! Members of our group went to Montebello to cheer on our very More »

McGill Toastmasters' Christmas Party

Christmas Party

McGill Toastmasters Christmas Party.  What a night!   More »

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Halloween at Toastmasters

On October 28th, we celebrated Halloween Toastmaster style; dressing up for a Speech Bonanza bash! More »

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Summer Social – Fun in the Sun!

 On Tuesday, Augist 26st, McGill Toastmasters celebrated our annual Summer Social.  The weather was great and so was the food!  Thank you to all the Toastmaster members who organized the summer social and More »

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McGill Goes Dancing II

Another successful and fun filled evening with McGill Toastmaster members.  This adventurous group decided to take a break from improving their Toastmaster skills and learn how to improve their dance moves! Thank More »

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New Executive Team 2014-15 & Induction Ceremony July 8. 2014

New Executive Team and Induction Ceremony for new members. More »

Humorous Speech and Evaluation Area 64 Contest Hosted by McGill Toastmasters

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McGill Toastmasters Spring Social 2013

Our Spring Social was held at the Forum Bowling! More »

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McGill Toastmasters’ 15th Anniversary!

We celebrated the 15th Anniversary of McGill Toastmasters on March 19th, 2013! More »

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McGill Toastmaster’s Alumni Night on January 29th!

A great thank you to all our guest speakers, former McGill Toastmasters’ Alumni: Mark Styles, Millie Malde, Nadine Husain, Lloyd Mangahas, Suzannah Baum, Donald Venskus! More »

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15th anniversary certificate!

Click here to see full certificate! More »

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McGill Toastmasters Winter Social

Click here to see the full album of the event. More »

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Regular meeting Nov. 6th, 2012

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Regular meeting Oct 30, 2012 – Happy Halloween!

Our theme for last night’s meeting was ‘Halloween‘… and we had many creepy ghosts, ghouls and witches to make for a scary evening! More »

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Regular meeting Oct. 23rd, 2012

Our meeting’s theme was ‘Ghost‘! More »

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Division G Contests Oct. 20th

We were represented at the division G contest by  Louise-Véronique Sicotte. Congratulations to the winners who will be part of the District 61 conference and contest held in Kingston, Ontario Nov 16th-18th. More »

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Summer-Fall 2012 Club Social

Our Club’s Summer/Fall Social, held on September 25th was a huge success. Thanks to all those who participated… and of course everyone who brought great food from their cultural background. It was a night More »

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Regular Meetings from June-August, 2012

A few moments from our regular meetings from June-August, 2012. More »

Jan. 17--Ice Breaker night plus Madam Chairperson

New member inductions and ice breaker speeches

We had a number of new member inductions and ice breaker speeches in Spring of 2012. More »

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Spring 2012 Social

Our Spring 2012 social took place on May 29, 2012 at Buffet Kalohin (Ka Lo Hin) in Montreal. We had a very enjoyable time, thank you all for coming! More »

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Useful info for prospective members!

Hi prospective members!

So you’ve been wondering how a typical Toastmasters meeting is ran?
Here’s how it goes.
The meetings start at 17h45 every Tuesday.

The first part of the meeting consists of four short roles taken by four people, who speak briefly in front of the audience.
These roles are 1 to 2 minutes long. They are:
1- Moment of reflection: a member reflects over a topic, an important event, etc…
2- Moment of humour: a member shares a joke with the audience
3- Public speaking tip: a member shares a public speaking tip that can help everybody improve
4- Toast: a member gives a toast

After the short roles, comes the improvised speeches. We call them “table topics”.
This is a challenging yet fun part of the meeting. Three questions are asked (they’re usually fun and interesting), and three random people are invited to answer these questions on the spot, without any preparation. Adrenaline shoots to the roof here! There’s a lot of laughter too! Table topics are a great way to challenge your creativity and to become a pro at impromptu speeches!

At 18h30 we take a 10 minutes break during which people socialize and enjoy free goodies (juice, cookies, coffee, etc…).

The second part of the meeting consists of three prepared speeches.
In this part, three people deliver a 5 to 7 min speech.  These speeches are prepared in advance (usually days or weeks in advance).

The third and last part of the meeting is the evaluations part.
Three people evaluate the three speakers by saying what they did well, what they can improve for next time, and give an overall evaluation of the speeches. This is a valuable part since we all are interested in getting feedback and improving.

The meeting ends at 20h. People socialize right after, and everybody feels energized to SMASH the rest of their week!

Tip of the week 16 August 2016

Speak Slowly. Pause between sentences and before key points. People want to hear what you’re saying so don’t rush it.

McGill Toastmasters Meeting #722

Remember last week when I said that meeting #721 was smooth, soft, and silky? Yea, well, meeting #722 was made of fire! The room was packed, the speakers were amazing, and it felt like a real party at the 688 Sherbrooke Street West, Room 1559!

Here are some pictures:
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Elijah our toastmaster! Great job Elijah, it was his first time and he did it so well! He’s very natural and welcoming.

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Angela delivering her speech about how to present a speech with PPT slides. She’s simply a captivating and powerful speaker. You can’t even detect any kind of nervousness in her when she speaks. Great content too!

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Willem! Winning the best speech evaluator price. He’s too good not to win. 
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Marna our general evaluator of this meeting! We all like her warmth and her valuable feedback. She always brings something new to the table! When she speaks in public she seems to me like a mix of an articulate lawyer/opera singer. You should come and check her out! She’s gooood!


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Willem? Too shy to accept your winner’s price? 😉

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Willem in action! He’s the one who comes with the most unpredictable jokes or comments! Always a pleasure to listen to you my friend!

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Sarah! Evaluating one of the speakers.

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(Note: For the people who weren’t there yesterday, all of Mehrnoosh’s photos  were taken while she was delivering her prepared speech (except the one in which she got her “best speaker’s” price). But for the fun of it we tweaked her story a little bit, which means that the comments were just created.)
Here she comes!!! Mehrnoosh, the winner/best speaker! In this picture she’s deploying her stuff (cloths, mirrors, drawings…). We all thought she was making herself ready to settle down in life, and continue living the rest of her life in the middle of this room. Why not!… who am I to judge?

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As you can see, the deployment took a while. She’s still unpacking… Which is totally understandable when you move in…

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Of course, after deploying her stuff and settling in, she wants to be presentable! Here she’s making sure she looks good in front of her audience.  I appreciate her honouring us!

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After she made sure she’s confident with her looks, it’s time for her to salute the crowd!!! “Heil Mehrnoosh”!!!

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Mehrnoosh knows she’s too cool for school 😛 . By the way, Nadal, you hair needs to be more green, and a brighter kind of green! It will look great!

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Here she’s telling us about her experience when she still was an international music producer living in Hawaii.

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I appreciate self-expression! Here she’s showing us that she doesn’t care about the trophy! She just wants to smash it!! All she cares about is owning the winner’s “best speech” price, that our beloved president, Alain Guillot, will grant her.

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There you go Mehrnoosh! You got the price! 😀

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Dave our timer! Still looking like an indie-rock artist (more like the bassist or keyboardist of the band).

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Jennifer! it was her first role as a grammarian! she did great!

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Sapan! He’s just amazing. He won a recognition price from Toastmasters International. Great job sir!

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Alain Guillot our president, chairing the evening.

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Cheryl! :)) She was the table topics winner! Cheryl is funny, entertaining/enchanting, and it’s amazing how quick minded she can be.  Too bad I missed her improv.

 

McGill Toastmasters Meeting # 721

If I were to choose three words that qualify our last meeting, they would be: Smooth, social (as usual), and silky.
Here are some pictures.

 

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Linda Chang winning the best speech of the evening by default.
The two other speakers got disqualified as they crossed their time limit.
All speeches were delivered smoothly and silkily :D!

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Kate Stern! She was the best speech evaluator.
I thought I would smash both you and Alain in my own
reality. But my own reality is not reality in factual actuality,
as it’s you that SMASHED us all! haha! 😀

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Out of no where, a guest, Dasha, shyly volunteered to give a
table topics speech (challenging short improv), and she won!! hehe.
We noticed that this member-to-be is a natural speaker. There’s
no doubt she will go far!

 

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Experienced toastmaster Angela animating
the whole evening. Too bad this picture is a bit blurry…
Better ones will be coming.

 

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Nidal our grammarian! It was the
first time he took this role and did great!
He’s a free spirit too.

 

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Dave our general evaluator, who, like our
grammarian, took this role for the first time
and did great too! You look like a
librarian/indie rocker/chef/tattoo artist.
Congrats! You’re welcome ;P

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Willem! Smart, clever, and witty in a unique way.
I’m sure he’d always be appreciated
as a table topics master (hosting the short
improvs)!

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Gaetane our chairperson! She’s always
colorful, always energized and warm, and sets a nice
tone to the meetings!

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Last but not least, Jonny Sit! Kick starting
the meeting!

Tip of the week 26 July 2016

By: John Konkov

Do your speech by recalling your points with imagery in your mind, that makes

it easier to remember what you have to say.

Meeting #720

 

 

 

 

Very nice evening! A few last minute changes happened in the agenda, but that doesn’t stop a McGill Toastmasters member to rise up to the occasion and take the challenge of accepting a role for the evening! And that’s part of the learning process.
If you’re interested in building your confidence to speak in public, and in becoming friends with amazing people, I suggest you consider the McGill Toastmasters club.

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Here’s Angela shaking the hand of Willem! Willem was the best table topics (improvisations) evaluator. Even though he looks very humble in the picture, do not underestimate his fun and very astute evaluations! Go Willem!

 

 

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Bonnie was winner for the best prepared speech evaluation! Good job Bonnie! Always a pleasure listening to your valuable advice.

 

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And finally, The Unstoppable one! Yvon winning the best prepared speech award. Yvon, you’re on fire!

Bike Trip – Another McGill Toastmasters Summer Social!

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Cheryl and Ganesh!

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The Magnificent Two! (Ned ex-toastmaster, and Elijah!)

 

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Powerful Willem Lebegge and powerful Alain Guillot, our VP Membership and President, respectively.
Notice the nice bikes behind them!

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Raja and Cheryl! I like this photo!

 

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Cute, romantic, and beautiful.

 

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Elijah Baker, representing one half of our VP Education formation (The Elijhon!)
attempting to fly… Don’t give up sir! when there is a will there is a way!

 

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Beautiful toastmasters part one

 

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Beautiful toastmasters part 2. (Cheryl you’re fit!)

 

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Club’s President Alain Guillot! I like it!

Meeting #717

Great evening as usual with all the beautiful members and our welcomed guests.

Great evening as usual at McGill Toastmasters

Kate as toastmasters! Always smart, quick witted, and delightful.

 

 

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Dr. Yvon Elysee greeting the speakers and distributing the awards! Here
Dumindra is receiving  her first timer speech!

 

 

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Johnny gave the best speech of the evening. Here he is receiving his award!
Yvon looks like a hot shot rapper! You got the style Dr.! Keep it up 😉

 

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Our beautiful Cheryl (yes! she still is our president!) giving one of her last
presidential speeches, right before the term ends.

 

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Huh? What’s this?!  Oh, yes, It’s Nadal! You’re looking wild sir! Yet still
recognizable despite spending the long weekend  in the Canadian woods!

 

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A few toastmasters hanging out at the bar, and attending the show of
the band Brind’Amour.

 

 

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Yep!

 

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Raja announcing his new idea for a new social activity.

McGill Toastmasters 2016-2017 executive team supper

 

The new McGill Toastmasters executive team had a great time yesterday evening, and the members are excited to make this new term a very special one.

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Group Picture!

 

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Luise-Veronique and Sarah

 

 

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Elijah and Sapan

 

 

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Raja and Alain