04/19/11 Toastmasters Jan Houin and Marcy Eckoff-Wagner led an informational meeting for at Millerâ€™s Senior Living Community on Friday.Â The meeting was for seniors in the Marshall County area who are interested in improving their communication skills.Â Approximately twenty-five people attended the meeting.Â
Houin, Area 13 Governor and Eckoff-Wagner, Wythoughgan Toastmasters Club President took the group through a sample Toastmasters meeting from the opening pledge of allegiance to the ending slogan â€śSpeak well. People are listening.â€ťÂ They also explained different aspects of a regular meeting including Table Topics which is impromptu speaking, the concept of timing speeches and how to refrain from repeating key phrases or words such as â€śuhâ€ť and â€śyaâ€™ knowâ€ť during a speech.Â Refreshments were served during the one hour meeting.Â
The group discussed continuing meeting for a six-week Speech-craft Program that will give members an opportunity to take an active part in a weekly Toastmaster meeting.Â The meetings are open to the public and will be held for the next six Wednesdays at 2:00 p.m. in the Recreation center at Millers.Â Millerâ€™s Senior living Community is located at 625 W. Oakhill Ave. in Plymouth. Speakers at the April 20th meeting include:Â Quote, Audrey Franklin and Katie Kubley; Joke, Helen Overmyer; Pledge, Carol Rogers; The 4-6 minute Ice Breaker Speech, Shirley Apple; Table Topic Leader, Sharon Miller-Cudney; and Evaluator, Cindy Flagg.Â The meeting will be led once again by Houin.Â
For more information about Toastmasters or the Speech-craft class call 1-574=936-9801 and ask for Cindy Flagg.
Photo: Jan Houin Toastmaster Indiana Area 13 Governor led an informational meeting at Millerâ€™s Senior Living Community.Â Seated: Vonna Rettinger, Carol Rogers, Iris Jenney, Katie Kubley and Dorothy Millea.