The Toastmasters Podcast
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You have now entered the realm of Campus Toastmasters. Welcome!
Are you an NC State undergrad, grad student, professor, faculty, community member, or literally anyone?
Well then, Campus Toastmasters is the place for you! Conveniently placed on NC State's main campus, our Campus Toastmasters is both accessible and inclusive. Our club is full of a diverse array of people that want you to succeed.
At Campus Toasmasters, we pride ourselves on the friendly atmosphere, where anyone is welcome. You are sure to sharpen your public speaking skills, boost your confidence, and meet fantastic people.
We can't wait to meet you!
When we meet- Every Wednesday at 5:45 PM
Where we meet- 103 Kilgore Hall
GPS address: 102 Brooks Avenue, Raleigh, NC
(This will take you to the parking lot across the street on Hillsborough)
Free parking is available across Hillsborough St at Brooks lot (after 5 PM).
Google maps: https://goo.gl/maps/XFNu0
March 28, 2018
This was the first time in a long time that Campus Toastmasters hosted an Area 81 Speech Contest. Congratulations to all the contestants, for stepping out of their comfort zone and entertaining/inspiring the audience! We are so thankful for everyone who helped out setting up the event and making it a success!
March 14, 2018
Today was a day of many celebrations! Not only was it Pi day, but we got to see a thrilling speech competition. It was our annual International Speech and Table Topics Contest. The competition was tough, but our contestants succeeded in wowing both the judges and our audience.
From left to right: Catherine (Contest Master), Harish, Thomas, Rushikesh, and Vasudev
International Speech Contestants: Vasudev and Thomas
Table Topics Contestants: Harish, Vasudev, and Rushikesh. They had to answer the question,
"Which day is even more delicious than Pi Day?"
February 28, 2018
We completed the District 37 Club Challenge incentive! We had achieved six points toward the Distinguished Club Program by January 8, so Elmer Hill, District 37 Club Growth Director, visited and presented us with the Better Speaker Series.
January 10th, 2018
Welcome back Wolfpack! That was our theme tonight, as Campus Toastmasters gathered together to take refuge from the cold and have some fun. Here are a few pictures from our Table Topics session. Ron had the creative idea for people to act out different cartoon characters and the audience guess the answer.
Ron (far left) thinking of his next
victim volunteer to call on.
Nathalia (far right) giving a hilarious impression of Mickey Mouse.
September 6th, 2017
The Annual Humorous Speech and Evaluation Contest!
Look at those contestants! (Left to right: Erwann, Julie, Elizabeth, Andrew, Theresa, Jim)
Erwann (1st Place Winner) delves into the French culture
Left: Jim giving his humorous speech. Right: Julie laughing at her humorous speech
*District 37 Contest will be held May 5th and 6th of 2017 at the Spring Conference. Come out to cheer on Rushikesh in Table Topics on Friday, May 5th. Tickets are ONLY $30 if you want to just go to the contest and not eat any food.*
April 13, 2017
For the first time in a while, on of our own Campus Toastmasters won the Division I Speech Competition. Congratulations to Rushikesh Ghatpande for winning first place in the Table Topics Contest! Thank you for all the members that came out tonight to support our fellow Toastmasters.
Look at these snazzy Toastmasters!
April 4, 2017
Tonight we cheered on two of our members at the Area 81 International Speech and Table Topic Contest (phew that's a mouthful!). Thank you Erwann and Rushikesh for representing our club for this contest! Come support our Toastmasters by coming to the Division contest on April 13.
Congrats to Rushikesh for winning First Place in Table Topics!
February 22, 2017
Look out folks, for today we had the ultimate battle of eloquency! Our annual International Speech and Table Topics Contest! Congratulations Erwann for winning first place in the International Speech Contest, with Andrew a close second. Congratulations Chuck for winning first place in the Table Topics Contest, with Rushikesh second, and Andrew third place.
Left: Julie Long, Chuck Roylston, Erwann Domalain, Andrew May, and Rushikesh Ghatpande.
September 28, 2016
Campus Toastmasters had our annual club Humorous Speech and Evaluation Contest. The competition was fierce, the stakes were high, but two winners reigned supreme! Congratulations Jeremy for winning first place in the Humorous Contest, Rob for winning first place in the Evaluation Contest, and Linda for winning second in the Evaluation Contest!
Our winners will be competiting at the Area 81 Contest on October 14th at 6 pm. Come support them!
Our beautiful contestants (Starting from the left: Linda, Jeremy, Rob, and Katherine)
Jeremy tells us about his Terrible No Good Bad Day Part 2.
Thanks to Katherine for giving her Icebreaker as the Guinea Pig speech for the Evaluation Contest!
Linda strategically uses the sandwich method to evaluate Katherine's speech.
September 21, 2016
Welcome our newest members to Campus Toastmasters: Chris Bowman and Katherine Zhang!
Chris telling a riveting joke during Table Topics.
September 16, 2015
We won the Smedley Award! $100 gift card and a pizza party!!
Humorous Speech and Evalution Contest
Laughs, giggles, chuckles, and guffaws filled the room during these original speeches!
The audience couldn't help but make a "peep" at Linda Schumacher's hysterical speech.
Jeremy Mason made a terrible day into a hilarious spectacle, especially about how evil camels are.
Elizabeth de Jongh told a tale about a granny of eccentric proportions.
Andrew gave an evaluation that will make any person grow more than this plant.
No, this isn't Linda's Toastmaster twin! She graciously competed in the Evalutor contest as well.
The competition was ruthless, but two victors persevered. Congratulations to Jeremy and Linda!
August 26, 2015
Jeremy Mason leads the show with grace and suavity as his first time as Toastmaster!
If you close your eyes and imagine an inspiring speech, you should see Andrew's speech #4.
Bong shows he has the POWER in his enthusiastic Icebreaker.
I'd be lion if I said Ayman's speech about his cat wasn't hiss-terical (Entertaining Speech #1).
Bruno became the CEO of Table Topics with his fantastic workplace questions.
Kye, Matthew, and Ryan brought more than their fill to the Table (Topics) today.
Our evaluators set a new record with the amount of sage advice delivered.
Salutations to our lovely guests! Wei Chen, Su Sai, and Arvind Sethuraman.
Truly the greatest drawing of the Americas (Courtesy of Bong).
August 19, 2015 Meeting
Mr. President hollas at his peeps as Toastmaster today!
Like her plants, Lesley traps the audience's attention in her fifth speech.
Pillow talk between George H.W. Bush and Barbara Bush!
Paige welcomes back NC Staters with an educationally nostalgic Table Topic.
These pros give impromtu speeches that are anything but elementary.
Margaret and George tell it like it is during Evaluations (with love, of course).
Esha passes the test of Flawlessness in this speech about Standarized Testing.
Guests, guests, everywhere! To Ali, Shane, and Maggie, no one can compare!
Shout out to Ron for being the Most Rated professor and the best Santa ever!
August 12, 2015 Meeting
It's always a riveting meeting with Angkana Bode as Toastmaster!
Ryan ninja-chopped the ice in his Icebreaker (Speech #1)!
Bruno enlightened us on the repercussions of Climate Change (Speech #4).
Margaret Witten taught us how to be "Good when we're bad" with food choices (Speech #9).
George Naderman made Table Topics flow smoother than water today.
There was no drought of energy in Do and Katie's table topics.
Our evaluators dish out delicious evaluations, using the sandwich method.
Esha, a highschooler, shows great potential for a future in public speaking!
Congratulations to our newest member, Bong Lee!
With exuberance, we welcome our guests Nadeem, Tugba, and our guests from Egypt!
August 5, 2015 Meeting
Today's meeting was full to the brim of crazy hats and marvelous speaking!
Hats off to Elizabeth de Jongh; this was her first time as Toastmaster.
Joelle Andrews gives a "cap"-ital speech on a pivoting moment in her life (Speech #3).
Ted Feitshans shares a humorous story of the "Swamp Rabbit that Destroyed the Presidency."
Ayman Tamimi gives a top hat performance as Table Topics Master.
Welcome to our glorious guests! Ishan Raval, Joseph Strope,
Marius Rutkevicious, Jacob Rutz, and Suzette Walker.
Bruno and Ryan exude enthusiasm in the interview-style Table Topics.
Paige Phillips and George Naderman are diligent with their evalutions of the speakers.
Look at these snazzy handshakes! This is how we do it in Toastmasters.
July 29, 2015 Meeting
Toastmaster Ayman Tamimi gazing upon his loyal subjects.
Chelsea Durant's final speech and meeting (Speech #5). Goodbye Chelsea, we'll miss you!
Andrew May gives a riveting speech on human trafficking (Speech #3).
Lesley Judd reveals just how finite freshwater can be in her fourth speech.
Linda Schumacher as Table Topics Master: "As I was going to St. Ives..."
Alex May and Bruno rock the socks off of Table Topics.
Breaking news: Angkana Bode stayed within the time frame in Table Topics!
We were honored to have Sharon Council, our Area Governor, as a guest and evaluator!
Experienced members Ron Campbell and Ted Feitshans give inspirational evaluations.
Congratulations to Martin Pettersson for finishing his 10th speech in the Competent Communicator Manual!!!
Oh yeah!!!! This was the scene at our March 25th 2015 meeting. We know how to stop being so stuffy and serious all the time and have some fun at Campus Toastmasters!!!
Two of the newest members to Campus Toastmasters: Chelsea Durant and Elizabeth de Jongh
From left to right: Club Vice President of Education (Ayman Tamimi), Club Seceratary (Katie Swoboda Bhattarai) and Club Vice President of Membership (Azeem Khan) participating at the Toasmasters Leadership Insitute East Conference on Saturday January 17th, 2015.
After teaching abroad for a few months and fulfilling his festive duties as the jubulant and jolly holiday ambassador from the North Pole, Ron Campell (with much anticipation) has returned to Campus Toastmasters!!! WELCOME BACK RON!!! (1/14/2015)
We really don't know who forgot the key to our normal meeting room (or why our group was so small) but it just goes to show that no matter what the circumstances are the Campus Toastmasters Club will hold our meetings regardless!!! Thank you to George Naderman (and guest) for providing a wonderful bilingual speech and also to everyone that showed up to our little impromptu meeting on Wednesday December 10th 2014. Campus Toastmasters is an awesome club!!!
Yeah!!! 10/22/2014: Toastmasters International celebrates 90 years of empowering speakers and leaders!!!! https://mediacenter.toastmasters.org/2014-10-22-Toastmasters-International-Turns-90
Campus Toastmasters Club President Erwann Domalain came in 1st place on Oct. 7th 2014 during the Area 81 Evaluation Contest!
Campus Toastmasters members Ayman Tamimi and Azeem Khan making new friends
(and hopefully new members) at the August 2014 Campus Connections event at
North Carolina State University.
Campus Toastmasters Officer Nominations lead by Naomi Takeuchi on June 11th, 2014. The future officers passed the gavel and confirmed that they would perform their duties to the best of their ability.
Campus Toastmasters is going international! On October 30th, 2013 our club was visited by two special
guests: Camille from France and Marion from Barcelona, Spain (also a Toastmaster).
From left to right: Angkana, Marion, Camille, and Alla.
"What I value most in Toastmasters is its international dimenison and sense of belonging.
It was then natural that I decided to visit Campus Toastmasters club in Raleigh when
I travelled there for a week. I looked online for a dynamic, young, and international club...
I was delighted to find it in the Campus. I received the same warm welcoming as the one
in my current club in Barcelona, Spain. Everybody was friendly, listening to my experience,
which I think enhances the club's creativity and adaptation to international cultures. It makes
it easier to create empathy with both the audience and the speaker - a crucial element in order
to improve our public speaking and leadership skills."- Marion Chevalier
(Member of Barcelona Toastmasters Club in Barcelona, Spain.)
From left to right: Alla, Tigran (TJ), George Vinoj, and Carissa with Jim Key, 2003 World Champion of
Public Speaking (in the middle) at TLI June 29, 2013.
Some of the members of our club, left to right: Rakesh, Dan, Angkana, guests Marion and Camille,
Alla, Anirudh, Linda, and George.
Campus Toastmasters member Alla Akiyeva (First Runner-up at Division I Humorous Speech Contest)
Left to Right - Lettie Kempinski(Division I governor) ,Alla Akiyeva (First Runner-up ,Campus Toastmasters),Naomi Takeuchi (IPDG) and Sandy Campbell (District Education Chair and Conference Chair for Fall Conference).
Campus Toastmasters 2013 Humorous Speech and Evaluation Contest
Find Your Voice
Why do people join Toastmasters and how do they benefit? In this short video, members from different countries and backgrounds share how they’ve built the skills to become better communicators and leaders.
Participate in Toastmasters’ proven program, where you’ll learn how to speak comfortably in front of a group and lead with purpose. People who join Toastmasters find potential they never thought they had and achieve more of their goals and dreams.
How Will You Benefit?
Attend meetings where you will regularly practice skills that make you a more confident speaker and leader. These real-world, highly in-demand soft skills will help you advance your career, acclimate to a new city or even get a new job!
Why it Works
Toastmasters is a powerful combination of a proven education program where you receive effective evaluation that helps you build skills at your own pace. Plus, Toastmasters’ communication and leadership development does not take place in a typical instructor-led classroom and is not limited to a set timeframe, like a seminar or conference.
What Members Say
Sara Safari, DTM
2015 International Speech Contest Semi-finalist
Jing Humphreys, DTM
Roger Caesar, ACB, ALB
Owner and President,
Caesar Transport, Inc.,
2015 International Speech Contest Semi-finalist
Why Our Club is Right for You
Our club helps people from diverse backgrounds become more confident speakers, communicators and leaders. From young professionals to experienced managers to those seeking personal growth, you’ll find a warm, supportive group that shares your goals.
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