Tag: Bearly Speaking Toastmasters

Off-the-cuff remarks sometimes lead to prizes

Big Bear Lake, CA, May 10, 2013 – A member of Big Bear’s award-winning Toastmasters Club, Bearly Speaking, has won a division-wide Speech Contest. Terri Schauer will now represent part of the Inland Empire at a “Table Topics” competition at Pechanga Resort  & Casino in Temecula on May 18th. The contest judges a speaker’s ability to answer a question on the spot and deliver a 1- to 2-minute speech. Schauer has won at the club, area and division levels by creating an impromptu speech on questions ranging from the Great Recession to books becoming obsolete and the purpose of life. Those interested in improving their own public speaking skills are welcome to stop by Bearly Speaking Toastmasters, a President’s Distinguished Club. Meetings are the first and third Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. at Keller Williams Realty, 42149 Big Bear Boulevard at the corner of Fox Farm Road in Big Bear Lake.  Please enter through the glass door off the outside deck and go upstairs to the conference room. For more information, call Steve or Marlene Cain at (909)...

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High school speakers compete on important topics

Big Bear Lake, CA, February 25, 2013 – The Big Bear Branch of the American Association of University Women is partnering with Bearly Speaking Toastmasters to present the second annual Eleanor Stem Allen Memorial Speech Contest. This year’s topic is “Sexual Harassment in Schools…big deal?” and is open to all high school students. The speakers compete for cash prizes, and the contest –also known as Speech Trek – has served as a stepping stone for past students. The winner of last year’s inaugural contest, Elizabeth Johnson, went on to capture 5th place at the State level. Her presentation on “Bullying” earned an additional cash prize for her and statewide recognition to the Big Bear Valley. The contest will be held on Tuesday, February 26, 2013, at 6:30 p.m. at Keller Williams Realty (42149 Big Bear Blvd, at the corner of Fox Farm Road).  Admission is free and refreshments will be served. For more information, call Speech Trek Chair Marlene Cain at (909)...

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Big Bear Student Wins State-Wide Recognition

Big Bear Lake, CA, April 3, 2012, 8:00am – Big Bear student Elizabeth Johnson took first place at the first-ever Speech Trek competition held recently, sponsored by the American Association of University Women (AAUW), Big Bear branch.   She won $100 and represented Big Bear at the state competition, where all first place winners throughout the state of California are initially judged through DVD submissions. At the State level, Johnson was awarded an Honorable Mention, given to only two contestants from throughout California, and received an additional cash award of $150. AAUW partnered with Bearly Speaking Toastmasters, which ran the contest. Contestants delivered a 5 minute original speech on the pre-selected topic “Bullying: So What?”  The contest topic changes every year. [audio:http://kbhr933.com/wp-content/uploads/SP31446.mp3|titles=Speech Trek]        ...

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Big Bear Lake, CA, October 17, 2011, 8:00am – Big Bear’s Toastmasters Club, “Bearly Speaking”, is sponsoring its first Youth Leadership program for students in the Big Bear Home School Group. Developed by Toastmasters International, the eight-week program is not in competition with school programs or courses, or other established youth projects. Instead, it’s a supplement to these programs, providing emphasis on specialized speaking and leadership skills and individual needs. Participants learn to overcome nervousness when speaking before an audience, organize and present ideas logically and convincingly, listen carefully to others’ ideas, and offer advice to help others improve their speaking and leadership skills. Participants increase their self-confidence as they learn. They also make new friends and have fun. For more information on how to start a Youth Leadership program in your organization, contact Bearly Speaking Toastmasters at 866-2819. [audio:http://kbhr933.com/wp-content/uploads/SP31112.mp3|titles=Toastmasters Launches Youth...

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