Holiday Traditions on Dec. 11

It’s that time of year where your calendar is filled with events. Will you attend an office party? A social event with friends? A family dinner? Are you ready to take on the awkward holiday party talk?  If not, Toastmasters can help you say it better.   Toastmasters membership gives
you the courage to speak with confidence and improve your communication.  Toastmasters can help you thrive in social situations.

We meet every Tuesday at Allergan in Irvine.  Bring a government-issued photo ID and we will meet you in the lobby!  Feel free to bring your grub. 


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Discover the Artist Within You on Oct. 30

Public Speaking is much like an artist sketch.  Toastmasters can help you refine your sketch through increased self-awareness and positive mentoring.  Join us on Tuesday to discover the “The Artist In You.”

We meet every Tuesday at Allergan in Irvine.  Bring a government-issued photo ID and we will meet you in the lobby!  Feel free to bring your grub. 


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Grub N Gab Oct. 16 Recap

Thank you to everyone that attended the Open House.  We had one guest and welcomed back Caroline,
who took a brief hiatus following the birth of her baby!

RoseMary delivered an outstanding speech that reminded us how Toastmasters can give us the confidence to tackle public speaking.

Tuesday October 23, 2018 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Toastmaster of the Day:
Daniel LaFranchi, IP12

Meeting Theme

Phrases and Sayings

WOD

Optimum
Definition: The amount or degree of something that is most favorable
Example: After training for weeks he performed optimally in the race.

Timer:
Bidhan Ray, CC

Vote Counter:
Alexander Glenn Davis

General Evaluator:
Sapna Patel

Officer Recap:
Alexander Glenn Davis

Speaker:
Alexander Glenn Davis

Speaker:
Annalisa R. McLafferty, CC

Speaker:
Daniel LaFranchi, IP12

Topics Master:
Daniel LaFranchi, IP12

Event date is past

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Grub N Gab Oct. 9 Recap

Thanks to everyone for attending our “Seasons” meeting on October 9th where we learned about the changes occurring to the seasons by our Toastmaster Alex.

Julie gave a very helpful impromptu speech regarding car buying tips. Really helpful to get advice on the topic from someone in the industry!
It was a small but mighty group so Tien took a different approach to Table Topics by allowing the group to split into teams and “tag team” a response to the questions she asked.

Looking forward to seeing everyone at our next meeting which will be an Open House on Tuesday (10/16). Invite all that would be interested in attending!

Tuesday October 16, 2018 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Toastmaster of the Day:
Julie Murphy, ACB ALB

Meeting Theme

Open House

Grammarian:
Not Available

WOD

Not set

Timer:
Tien Duong, ACB CL

Vote Counter:
Alexander Glenn Davis

Officer Recap:
Julie Murphy, ACB ALB

Speaker:
RoseMary Puhr, PM1

Speaker:
Not Available

Speaker:
Not Available

Topics Master:
Daniel LaFranchi, IP12

Evaluator:
Julie Murphy, ACB ALB

Evaluator:
Not Available

Evaluator:
Not Available

Event date is past

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Open House on Oct. 16

Join Grub N Gab Toastmasters for an Open House on Oct. 16 from noon to 1 p.m. at Allergran in Irvine. Come for the food, stay for the fun and learn how to: put your thoughts into words, develop better speaking and presenting skills, gain confidence, provide constructive feedback as well as communicate and lead.

Can’t make it this day? You are welcome to join us any Tuesday. RSVP at 
http://meetu.ps/e/FW4hN/tsFjC/f so we know you are coming!

RSVP at http://meetu.ps/e/FW4hN/tsFjC/f

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Grub N Gab Oct. 2 Recap

Thanks to everyone that came out for a great meeting on
October 2. The tone of the meeting was set with a great theme of “I am
just me because..” by our Toastmaster Julie.

Shirin started off the meeting with a strong ice breaker speech to start off her Pathways endeavor. She engaged us right from the beginning about her upbringing until the very end about her current position at Allergan and everything she experienced in between.

Table topics was led by Daniel who played off the theme of
the meeting and asked about things such as certain characteristics that define
you or certain routines we tend to follow. Huge shoutout to our guest Sheryl
who was deemed the best speaker during Table Topics.

Looking forward to seeing at our next meeting (10/9) and
eventually our Open House on Tuesday (10/16).

Tuesday October 9, 2018 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Toastmaster of the Day:
Alexander Glenn Davis

Meeting Theme

Seasons

Grammarian:

WOD

Not set

Timer:
Annalisa R. McLafferty, CC

Vote Counter:

General Evaluator:
Bidhan Ray, CC

Officer Recap:
Daniel LaFranchi, IP12

Speaker:
Julie Murphy, ACB ALB

Speaker:

Speaker:

Topics Master:
Tien Duong, ACB CL

Evaluator:
Daniel LaFranchi, IP12

Evaluator:

Evaluator:

Event date is past

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I am just me because ….

One of key tenets of Toastmasters is a positive and supportive atmosphere in a community of learners.  Bring your lunch and join Grub N Gab Toastmasters on Oct. 2 at noon at Allergan in Irvine to discuss what makes you unique.

Bring a government-issued photo ID and we will meet you in the lobby.

We look forward to seeing you!

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Grub N Gab Toastmasters Sept. 25 Recap

The theme of our meeting this week as Change.  RoseMary discussed taking the train and
catching a bus in Sylmar.  It was quite
the eye opener taking a bus but she met some interesting people who helped her
navigate the system. 

Our speaker this week, Daniel, discussed launching a career development
program for young professionals at his office. 
The program focuses on networking opportunities and may expand to
training as they build upon their success.

During Table Topics we discussed changes.  Saurabh shared that he learned to swim along
his daughter.  Shirin shared that one of
her coworkers moved to Atlanta.  Shirin
often ponders how diffident her life would be if she had moved. 

Tuesday October 2, 2018 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Toastmaster of the Day:
Julie Murphy, ACB ALB

Meeting Theme

I am just me because ….

Grammarian:
Tien Duong, ACB CL

WOD

Vivacious (adj)- lively; animated; spirited.

Example: A vivacious speaker uses his body language to create a livelier story.

Timer:
Daniel LaFranchi, IP12

General Evaluator:
Julie Murphy, ACB ALB

Officer Recap:

Speaker:
Shirin Lavaie, CC CL

Speaker:

Speaker:

Topics Master:
Daniel LaFranchi, IP12

Evaluator:
Shefali Parekh, ACS, ALB

Evaluator:

Evaluator:

Event date is past

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