Interested in becoming a better speaker in both French and English?

 

You are welcome to come as a visitor to see how a bilingual Toastmaster club works.

Our meetings are held on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month at the Café Royal Opera. We meet in the basement meeting room starting from 7:00pm but the meeting will begin at 8:00pm sharp and lasts until 10:00pm Our meetings are free but you will however be asked to order a drink and / or food at the bar when you arrive.

We meet at:

Le ROYAL OPERA 

19 Avenue de l’Opera
PARIS 75001
Please go to the basement from 7.30pm. The meeting will start at 8pm sharp

LE ROYAL OPERA on Google map
Le Royal Opera

Our meetings are held every 2 Wednesdays at the Café Royal Opera.  We meet at 7.30pm and the meeting which is held downstairs, begins at 8pm sharp.  The meeting lasts until 10pm and is free.  You will however be asked to order a drink and / or food at the bar when you arrive.

If you would like to join us as a guest, please email us at theeuropeans AT gmail DOT com

You will be asked to introduce yourself at the beginning of the evening and, at the end, to give us your feedback/comments/general impressions.  Other than that, you can just sit back, listen and enjoy yourself! It is all fun, come and judge for yourself.  We will be expecting you from 7.30pm onwards (and no later than 8pm).

For the date of our next meeting, see the date at the top on the right.

[IMPORTANT: Please order some drink or diner at the bar before proceeding to the basement. The meeting is free but since we meet in a restaurant we need to order something! Thanks for your understanding]

Moments of Truth

(article by Colleen Shaughnessy-Larsson, DTM)

Moments of Truth just got fun! Your moment of truth for quality club meetings becomes suspenseful using Kahoot!, a proactive learning tool!

At the Club Officers Training in January, nine club officer teams were online with the timer ticking and results showing on the projector screen: Nine teams, 25 questions, each one timed, and 20 minutes to complete!

Kahoot!, a proactive learning tool (geared strictly for education), can add another dimension of interactivity to your Toastmasters club meeting. Other Toastmasters clubs use it for meetings, the membership drive open house, a training presentation, new member orientation, etc. You can see and use other examples on Kahoot!

How to use in your club?

Using Moments of Truth questions (Item 290 Toastmasters International), the game keeps the participants focused and keeps the question alive of ‘What does your club want to achieve’?” The response timing can be set up to leave time for discussion of the results at your meeting.

Alice, Area 4 Director, and The Europeans club member, recommends that two Toastmasters be involved in running the game: One to do the presentation and one to handle any computer/technical glitch moments.

She says that, using the game, opens a more qualitative debate on what does and does not work in a club.

Kahoot!

What’s in it for you?

Are you working on an advanced manual and have presentation requirements to meet? Try giving your annual or bi-annual Moments of Truth interactively.

Contact Alice, Area 4 Director, District 59, Division A, for the template PIN. She recommends you register and send her the log in. She will send you the code she created to use the training COT.

Or you can make up your own quiz. Once you log in, search Kahoot! with the word “Toastmasters” and see the numerous quizzes already available from other Toastmasters clubs around the world.

Alice first encountered Kahoot! reading a training newsletter in October 2016. In November 2016, she and attendees at the MAD Fun & Sun District 59 conference in Madrid, put Kahoot! to work.

The tool is based on Morten Versvik’s technology platform research and colleagues at Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU); pedagogy and user experience and the behaviour design company “We are Human” in London. Kahott! is in BETA and only in English. You can design quizzes, jumble (for higher-order thinking), surveys and discussion.

2016 Toastmasters Division A Christmas Dinner Party

 

The Party was held on Friday 9th December Chez Jenny

 

Chez Jenny
What a Toastmasters Division A Gathering
The party was fun and attracted many members of Toastmasters and guests. It all started with a welcome aperitif providing people with the opportunity and time to mingle and talk with friends and fellow toastmasters.
The Masters of Ceremony opened the party and addressed and entertained us in  both English and in French for the  whole evening. 
 
 
The Twelve Days (or nights) of Toastmasters
We all sung to Ginny’s twelve days of Toastmasters, a journey of toastmasters teachings from the first to the 12th days (or nights):  Breaking the ice, table topics, content, eye contact,  body language, gestures, vocal variety, so much improvements, no ah’s,  no notes, no shaking knees….At last a competent communicator, the ribbon and the contests.
The twelve days of Christmas well revisited for us Toastmasters fellows!
 
 
Speeches, Impromptus, Surprises, Jokes
We were then entertained even more with speeches from Beatrice who gave us a demonstration on how to dance the Salsa and from Mark with his ‘Rude traveller story’.  We were treated with more and more entertainment going from surprise performances, more speeches to amusing impromptus animated by Colleen and Patrick and continuing jokes told by our Toastmasters of ceremonies.
 
 
Santa Gifts!!
Bob disguised in his Santa costume finally told us all about the gifts.  We picked up from Santa’s sack a present and it went from surprise to surprise.
 
 
A Great Division A Christmas Dinner Party organised by a dedicated team from Paris Speech Masters for all the Division A Toastmasters clubs members and Guests.

Our meetings are held at le ROYAL OPERA

Le ROYAL OPERA 
19 Avenue de l’Opera
PARIS 75001
Please go to the basement from 7.30pm. The meeting will start at 8pm sharp

LE ROYAL OPERA on Google map
Le Royal Opera

Our meetings are held on the first and last Wednesdays of the month at the Café Royal Opera.  We meet at 7.30pm and the meeting which is held downstairs, begins at 8pm sharp.  The meeting lasts until 10pm and is free.  You will however be asked to order a drink and / or food at the bar when you arrive.

If you would like to join us as a guest, please email us at theeuropeans AT gmail DOT com

You will be asked to introduce yourself at the beginning of the evening and, at the end, to give us your feedback/comments/general impressions.  Other than that, you can just sit back, listen and enjoy yourself! It is all fun, come and judge for yourself.  We will be expecting you from 7.30pm onwards (and no later than 8pm).

For the date of our next meeting, see the date at the top on the right.