Reaching The World Stage of Public Speaking

Documentary Film About Reaching The World Stage of Public Speaking

To Screen March 28 in Laguna Niguel
By John Barry
Saddleback Sunrise Speakers,
Laguna Hills, CA

A powerful and widely praised documentary film about six Toastmasters and their journey to the world championship of public speaking will be shown at a special screening on Monday, March 28 at 7pm in Laguna Niguel.

The one-night event will be held at Regency Rancho Niguel Theater, 25471 Rancho Niguel Road, Laguna Niguel. Tickets are $10 and must be purchased online in advance before March 21. The screening is open to the public.

Hosted by a Mission Viejo Toastmaster, the event is the High Performance Leadership (HPL) project of Heather Frankos, a member of the Saddleback Sunrise Speakers breakfast club in Laguna Hills. She joined Toastmasters in 2014. After completing her Competent Communicator award in February, she decided to get started on her HPL project.

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Heather Frankos, a member of Saddleback Sunrise Speakers in Laguna Hills holds the flyer for Speak, a documentary film she’s hosting for her HPL project. The film will be shown March 28 in Laguna Niguel. Tickets are $10 and must be purchased online before March 21. The screening is open to the public and Toastmasters are encouraged to attend.

“I discovered this documentary and watched the trailer which captured my interest because of its strong emotional appeal. “I’m very excited about this project and want all Toastmasters to see this film.” Frankos said that all proceeds will pay for the cost of holding the event at the theater.

Speak tells the story of six Toastmasters and their struggle to reach the world championship of public speaking at Alberta, Canada in 2008. It has been praised for telling a powerful, funny and inspiring story about conquering life’s number one fear and finding your voice.

Toastmasters International gave the producers exclusive rights to film the contestants and the final contest. Director Brian Weidling said, “We knew we had fascinating characters from a totally original world. We knew we had a story. We had what we wanted. And somewhat unexpectedly, our story had a point that we feel is universal and profound.”

Reviews have been extremely positive. The Los Angeles Times reported, “This film is the stuff of impassioned storytelling.” And the New York Times said, “The film delivers an unexpected jolt.”

Frankos is currently serving as her club’s secretary and just accepted a temporary assignment as Area Director, G1 where she will supervise four clubs in Division G in South Orange County.

Saddleback Sunrise Speakers is a President’s Distinguished Club that meets every Wednesday at 7am, at the Farmers and Merchants Bank, Paseo de Valencia and El Toro Road in Laguna Hills. Guests are welcome.

To watch the trailer and order tickets: Click Here

Division G Sponsored Club Officer (Make-Up) Evening Training

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Date: February 11, 2016

Time: 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.

Host Club: 9400 Toastmasters

Location: 9400 Jeronimo Road, Irvine, CA 92618 United States

Workshop – How to Build Toastmasters Clubs

Marshall Northcott and John Barry captivated the audience at the National University on July 25th, revealing their secrets and methods to starting new clubs and growing membership. Northcott, who recently achieved the Distinguished Toastmaster award, has perfected the art of presentation and the science of building clubs through years of experience. As the 2014-2015 Division G Governor, Marshall and his team started nine new clubs in Division G and two clubs in LA County; a record in Founder’s District. His secrets are now offered to you in this information packed 4-hour workshop.

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If you missed the New Clubs Marketing Workshop on July 25, you’ll have another opportunity to attend this workshop on August 8 at Caltech in Pasadena. This workshop is free to all who RSVP and includes the very popular Lunch & Learn session — the actual presentation to prospective Toastmasters on What is Toastmasters and what’s in it for them.

This workshop is relevant for anyone interested in pursuing the greatest and most rewarding leadership experience in Toastmasters — delivering the benefits of Toastmasters to more people by building new clubs and growing the membership. At the end of this workshop, you’ll have the tools and knowledge you need to build new clubs in your area.

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Testimonials after the 2015 Marketing workshop on July 25, 2015 at the National University in Costa Mesa. RSVP now to attend the repeat workshop on August 8 at Caltech in Pasadena.

Division G Sponsored Club Officer (Make-Up) Evening Training

IMG_6110If you were unable to attend LACE Training in June, you can attend Division Sponsored Training. We will be offering two options. If this evening session works for your schedule please register immediately!

Fee: $5.00

Date: July 30, 2015

Time: 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.

Host Club: 9400 Toastmasters

Location: 9400 Jeronimo Road, Irvine, CA 92618 United States

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