Wednesday August 10, 2011
6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Registration: 5:30 PM to 6:00 PM

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Auditorium at New Horizons Tower 
1140 Bloor St. West
Toronto, ON M6H 4E6

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Fraser Barnes 
Toronto Business Toastmasters Club

Featured Speakers...

Stephen Grant
Stephen Grant
Two-time District 60 International Speech Contest winner and 2011 World Championship of Public Speaking contestant.


Judy Croon
Judy Croon
Popular comedienne, radio personality and motivational humorist. Her comedy specials have appeared on CBS, NBC, The Comedy Channel, The Comedy Network, CTV and CBC.

Lessons From The Stage

See and learn practical approaches and tips that will raise your speaking skills to new heights!

Lessons From The Stage features two outstanding speakers in an interactive and dynamic session.

  • Stephen Grant - District 60's 2011 International Speech Winner, and 
  • Judy Croon, successful broadcaster, public speaker & comedienne.

Help make District 60 the home of this year's World Champion of Public Speaking!

Stephen Grant will present the two speeches he will take to the World Championships in Las Vegas August 18th - 20th.  Your feedback will be compiled anonymously and presented live to Stephen to provide maximum assistance in his preparation.  Throughout the evening, you will see, hear and learn how to develop and revise your club speeches into award winning works. 

Learn from Judy Croon about how you can create humour that your audience will enjoy while enforcing your message. Find out how to unlock your natural sense of humour and make your speeches more engaging and memorable. As one of the most dynamic and funny speakers in District 60, you'll be entertained and inspired by Judy Croon.

Evening chaired by: Fraser Barnes

Event Program

5:30 - 6:00pm: Registration

6:00 - 6:30pm: Food & Refreshments

6:30 - 7:30pm:  First Session, 
   - Stephen Grant - Speech #1
   - Evaluation
   - Interview and audience Q&A with Stephen
   - Judy Croon: Speech, "Punchlines & Purpose"
   - Interview with Judy and audience Q&A
   - Evaluation results

7:40 - 8:30pm:  Second Session,
   - Stephen Grant - Speech #2
   - Evaluation
   - Judy Croon: Stand up comedy
   - Top tips panel discussion with Judy, Stephen and Fraser
   - Evaluation results and audience feedback
   - Closing of event

Register Now!Registration fee: $10.00
Pay online or at the door


Sponsors: Brainwave Toastmasters, Toronto Business Toastmasters and District 60 Toastmasters

Net proceeds go to District 60 Toastmasters.  

Name and email address of online registrants are used only for event registration, payment and confirmation and will not be used or retained beyond day after the event.