Welcome to Presentation Pros Toastmasters – You’re invited…

May 27, 2015

If you live in the Santa Barbara/Goleta area and are looking for a Toastmaster club to join or just check out, we’d like to welcome you as our guest(no need to RSVP, just show up). Presentation Pros Toastmasters has been helping individuals become better communicators and leaders since 2004.

Not all Toastmaster Clubs are alike. This is the club for you: if you’d like the advantages of a traditional club as well as the opportunity to practice longer presentations, get and give in-depth evaluations, and learn how to lead discussions. The club is open to the community.

Improve your public speaking skills, become a better presenter, or work on your leadership skills with Toastmasters.  Affordable, effective, proven.

Semi-annual dues are modest – less than the cost of a small cup of coffee every week.  For more information on Toastmasters see our about page.

When: Second Monday of every month. 6:30PM to 8:30PM

Where: 601 Firestone Road (Airport Administration Building)

Questions? Please call us at 805-729-3368. Leave a message, we’ll call you back. Or email Grace Rachow grace.rachow@gmail.com

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Invitation to Presentation Pros Toastmasters – Mon, April 9, 2018

April 1, 2018

This month’s theme: CHOCOLATE 

Guest welcome. And yes, guests can invite their own guests too.  Click here for time and location.

Toastmaster: Marie
Opening Words: Randy
Speaking Tip: ______
Timer:______
Speakers*: Carol GS, Michael, Grace
Speech Evaluators: Steve, Ron, ______
General Evaluator: Larry
Discussion Leader: Melissa
Discussion Evaluator: Alyce
Rooney:______

* Speakers: Please be sure to assist the Toastmaster by emailing your speech introduction (including speech title, project info, length, and a factoid about yourself) and also email ron.guilbault@gmail.com your PowerPoint files a day before the meeting.  Please no PPT files at the meeting.

Questions to Grace  (grace.rachow@gmail.com or 805-729-3368).

 


Invitation to Presentation Pros Toastmasters – Mon, March 12, 2018

February 21, 2018

This month’s theme: Things Mom and Dad… 

Guest welcome. And yes, guests can invite their own guests too.  Click here for time and location.

Toastmaster: Larry
Opening Words: Steve
Speaking Tip: Grace
Timer:  Steve
Speakers*: Carol GS, Michael, Carol S.
Speech Evaluators: Randy, Melisa, Grace
General Evaluator: Alyce
Discussion Leader: Martina
Discussion Evaluator: Ron
Rooney: David

* Speakers: Please be sure to assist the Toastmaster by emailing your speech introduction (including speech title, project info, length, and a factoid about yourself) and also email ron.guilbault@gmail.com your PowerPoint files a day before the meeting.

Questions to Grace  (grace.rachow@gmail.com or 805-729-3368).

Pros Feb 12, 2018 recap


Invitation to Presentation Pros Toastmasters – Mon, Feb 12, 2018

January 23, 2018

This month’s theme: Dogs 

Bring guests for support and input. And yes, guests can invite their own guests too.  Click here for time and location.

Toastmaster: Steve
Opening Words: Randy
Speaking Tip: Carol S.
Timer:  Melissa
Speakers*: Randy, Marie, Ron
Speech Evaluators: David, Alyce, Larry
General Evaluator: Eric
Discussion Leader: Carol GS
Discussion Evaluator: Grace
Rooney: Nathan

* Speakers: Please be sure to assist the Toastmaster by emailing your speech introduction (including speech title, project info, length, and a factoid about yourself) and also email Ron your PowerPoint files a day before the meeting.

Questions to Grace  (grace.rachow@gmail.com or 805-729-3368).

 


Invitation to Presentation Pros Toastmasters – Mon, Jan 8, 2018 – (The December in January meeting)

January 2, 2018

This month’s theme: Inspiration 

Bring guests for support and input. And yes, guests can invite their own guests too.  Click here for time and location.

Toastmaster: Marie
Opening Words: Martina
Speaking Tip: Anita
Timer:  Carol S.
Speakers*: David, Melissa, Steve
Speech Evaluators: Michael, Ron, ______
General Evaluator: Grace
Discussion Leader: Alyce
Discussion Evaluator: _______
Rooney: Larry

* Speakers: Please be sure to assist the Toastmaster by emailing your speech introduction (including speech title, project info, length, and a factoid about yourself) and also email Ron your PowerPoint files a day before the meeting.

Questions to Grace  (grace.rachow@gmail.com or 805-729-3368).

 


Presentation Pros Toastmasters – Mon, Dec 11, 2017 Cancelled: Thomas Fire

December 3, 2017

This month’s theme: Inspiration

Bring guests for support and input. And yes, guests can invite their own guests too.  Click here for time and location.

Toastmaster: Marie
Opening Words: Martina
Speaking Tip: Anita
Timer:  Carol S.
Speakers*: David, Melissa, Steve
Speech Evaluators: Michael, Ron, ______
General Evaluator: Grace
Discussion Leader: Alyce
Discussion Evaluator: _______
Rooney: Larry

* Speakers: Please be sure to assist the Toastmaster by emailing your speech introduction (including speech title, project info, length, and a factoid about yourself) and also email Ron your PowerPoint files a day before the meeting.

Questions to Grace  (grace.rachow@gmail.com or 805-729-3368).

 


Invitation to Presentation Pros Toastmasters – Monday, November 13, 2017

October 17, 2017

This month’s theme: Melissa

Bring guests for support and input. And yes, guests can invite their own guests too.  Click here for time and location.

Toastmaster: Melissa

Opening Words: David

Speaking Tip: Nathan

Timer:  Eric

Speakers*: Nathan, Martina, Grace

Speech Evaluators: Steve, Michael, Anita

General Evaluator: Carol

Discussion Leader: Marie

Discussion Evaluator: Larry

Rooney: Ron

* Speakers: Please be sure to assist the Toastmaster by emailing your speech introduction (including speech title, project info, length, and a factoid about yourself) and also email Ron your PowerPoint files a day before the meeting.

Questions to Grace  (grace.rachow@gmail.com or 805-729-3368).

 


October 9, 2017 Meeting Recap

October 17, 2017

Another excellent meeting last Monday!  We were 14 in attendance, including Nevena, our E4 Area Director, who visited our club for the first time.

A few highlights:

Larry was the Toastmaster and chose the intriguing theme of “WHY”, which popped up all over the meeting.

Steve shared opening words by asking: why are we here? In his wise words, to find what we are passionate about and to serve others.

David gave a speaking tip on how to master the art of inserting a video in a PowerPoint presentation, which he illustrated with absolute perfection.

David returned to the stage for the first speech – an after dinner speech, where he bemoaned the many iterations of cell phones since the beginning of the century. He ended by asking why we carry phones if we don’t bother answering them anymore?

Alyce was the second speaker and piqued our curiosity on the topic of “Clean Meat”. She shared her investigation on recent breakthrough research on growing animal cells in the lab, which are reported to look and taste like the real thing.  P.S. This is not science fiction!

Eric gave his ice breaker speech from the Pathways program. He received a standing ovation for being the first Pros member to use Pathways!  After signing up for Pathways and answering a series of questions, the “Motivational Strategies” path was selected for him and he explained why this is indeed a very fitting path for him.

Grace led the discussion centered around the question “WHY”, which generated many thought-provoking and insightful answers from everyone.

Melissa was the General Evaluator and invited Anita, Michael, Carol S, and Nathan to evaluate our speakers, which they each did expertly.

Marie delivered the Rooney and pleaded with the audience to understand why so many people hate housework.  Although no substantive answers were found, everyone was pleased to finally meet my vacuum cleaner in all her sanitary glory.

Nevena offered her guest comments in Serbian, which allowed us all to learn how to say “wonderful meeting” in her native tongue.


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