September 21, 2008
Patuxent Toastmasters will hold a "Humorous Speech and Evaluation Contest" at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Oliver's Carriage House, the home of Kittamaqundi Community Church, 5410 Leaf Treader Way, in Town Center. The parameters for the contest have been developed by Toastmasters International, a world-wide organization that helps its members develop leadership skills and improve speaking and presentation skills. Both speakers and evaluators will be judged; winners will be eligible to compete at the area-level contest Oct. 15. Those interested in learning more about Toastmasters can enjoy the humorous program and meet the club's members.
July 16, 2006
Barber wins highest Toastmasters honor Toastmasters International President Dilip Abayasekara recently awarded Col. Jesse Barber, project manager for Alternative Technologies with the U.S. Army's Chemical Materials Agency at Aberdeen Proving Grounds, with the highest Toastmasters honor at the District 18 Conference held in Emmitsburg. The award is given to Toastmasters who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and communication skills to help others in their self-development. Barber received Advanced Toastmaster Silver and Advanced Toastmaster Gold designations this year and has won club, area division and district trophies in speech competitions during the past two years.
November 6, 2005
Today` Pajama Game' -- John Carroll School in Bel Air will present its final Tomorrow Toastmasters -- The Gunpowder Toastmasters Club, which meets on the first and third Mondays of each month, will meet at 11:40 a.m. in the Gunpowder Club at Aberdeen Proving Ground in Edgewood. The club is open to anyone who wants to improve communication, leadership and listening skills and overcome fear of public speaking. Len Kolodny, 410-734-6573. Tuesday Music -- Cecil Community College's Elkton Station Gallery will present "Music at Noon" across the lobby from the gallery.
April 14, 2004
FACES TURNED red, palms turned sweaty, minds went blank. These are some of the ways Toastmasters members recalled reacting when speaking in front of audiences. That was before joining the Patuxent Toastmasters club, which meets twice a month in Wilde Lake village. Since joining, members say, they are comfortable giving talks. If they do feel a touch of the jitters, they always know they can mask their fears. "Almost everyone is afraid of public speaking," Harper's Choice resident Emma Frost said at a meeting at the Bryant Woods neighborhood center.
July 23, 2002
WHEN DAN McClanahan became print production manager at the Pennysaver, he was comfortable that he had the graphic-arts skills needed for the position. Also, his work as a plate maker had made him familiar with the machines and mechanical processes involved in producing the weekly magazine. Still, one part of his job made the Crofton resident nervous. As a manager, he would be responsible for making oral presentations at company meetings about such topics as production and safety. Unfortunately, like many people, Dan was not a confident public speaker.
February 6, 2002
Ravens Roost No. 18 of Glen Burnie will hold its annual bull and oyster roast Feb. 23 at Michael's Eighth Avenue in Glen Burnie. The event, scheduled for 8 p.m. to 1 a.m., will feature music by Rich and the Roadrunners. Tickets are $28 in advance. Part of the proceeds will go to the club's charitable endeavors, including contributions to area youth and high school sports and cheerleading programs, to the St. Vincent's Center for troubled youngsters. Tickets: Earl Barnes, 410-761- 0055.