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Wednesday, 20 January 2016 03:20

Articles by Rae

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Published in Articles by Rae
Wednesday, 20 January 2016 02:10

Videos: Power Networking

Networking No No's by Rae Stonehouse

Top 15 Networking No-No's by Rae Stonehouse, Author of Power Networking for Shy People: Tips & Techniques for Moving from Shy to Sly!, recorded in October 2015 at a meeting of the Kelowna Flying Solo Toastmasters club.


Wednesday, 20 January 2016 02:00

Videos: Rae & Toastmasters

Rae Stonehouse DTM delivers a training session on conflict management at the Club Officer training session in Kelowna in February 2014.



This video was recorded in May of 2010 at a meeting of Okanagan Advanced Toastmasters (OATS) #69325. The lighting is poor and the camera person not quite clear on the concept of keeping the subject in the frame :-) 




Rae Stonehouse DTM, PDG Division C Governor (09-10) presenting "Making Stronger Clubs" at the District 21 Toastmasters Area Governor Training, June 26, 2009, Surrey, B.C.



Toastmasters 101: Overview of Educational System by Rae Stonehouse DTM

This presentation was recorded live at a meeting of the Kelowna Flying Solo Toastmasters and provides an overview of the Toastmasters Educational Program. This video helps clarify the program.




Rae Stonehouse presents "A Sales Approach to Increasing Toastmasters Club Membership" Oct 12, 2010

In September of 2010, Kelowna Flying Solo Toastmasters membership dropped to six members. This presentation by Rae Stonehouse DTM PDG club President, was delivered as an educational session to encourage club members to take a sales approach to turning guests into members.



Talk Up Toastmasters: Club Building 101 Recorded Sept 19-15

Join Rae Stonehouse DTM PDG (District 21) as he facilitates an on-line discussion with panelists from around the globe on tips & techniques of what works and what doesn't for Toastmasters club membership building.




Have I Got A Deal for You!

Rae Stonehouse DTM, President Kelowna Flying Solo Toastmasters explains how to use a "Toastimonial" to attract people to come out as guests to your club meeting. This was recorded at the November 2015 club meeting of Kelowna Flying Solo Toastmasters.



 Past, Present & Future

Rae Stonehouse delivers his # 15 Icebreaker Speech to fellow members of Kelowna Flying Solo Toastmasters on February 9, 2016 at a club meeting. In it he shares why he joined Toastmasters, why he has stayed and what he has gotten out of his membership and his future plans for his membership. Introduction of Rae is provided by Sandra Stonehouse CC, while serving as our Toastmaster for the evening.



Booze & Canoes: A Blast from the Past!

This video was recorded at the April 19, 2016 meeting of Kelowna Flying Solo Toastmasters and is presented by Rae Stonehouse DTM. It was originally presented as the test speech for the Division C Evaluation Speech Contest in Vernon B.C, a few days earlier. Enjoy!


So You Think You are Having a Bad Day

This video was recorded at a meeting of Kelowna Flying Solo Toastmasters early in 2017 and is presented by Rae Stonehouse DTM, PDG. 



Can I Eat It? Version One


This video is the first version that Rae Stonehouse DTM PDG practiced at a meeting of Kelowna Flying Solo Toastmasters in preparation for the Fall 2018 District 21, Division K, Area 80 Humorous Speech Contest. Club members helped Rae fine tune his speech for the upcoming contest.



Rae's Icebreaker Speech #17

This video was recorded in November 2017 at Kelowna Flying Solo Toastmasters. This is Rae's 17th Icebreaker speech and is a little longer than usual.



Attitude Equals Altitude

In this video, Rae Stonehouse DTM, PDG, delivers his speech Altitude Equals Altitude at a meeting of Kelowna Flying Solo Toastmasters in November 2017.It was his 16th #10 speech in the Competent Communicator Manual.


District 21 Toastmasters- Video Marketing: The Wave of the Future For Promoting Toastmasters Clubs, facilitated by Rae Stonehouse DTM. 

This video is part of D21 Toastmaster's Webinar Wednesday and features Rae Stonehouse DTM, PDG D21 Public Relations Manager (17-18) discussing the value of using video to promote your Toastmasters club.

Toastmasters Month Proclamation Tutorial by Rae Stonehouse DTM PDG

This video tutorial explains the steps in leveraging Toastmasters Month in D21 i.e. February of each year, to promote your club.

D21 Webinar Wednesday: Your Toastmasters Public Relations Toolbox Webinar, facilitated by Rae Stonehouse DTM, PDG



Talk Up Toastmasters. How to Promote Your Club events

Welcome to our D21 Webinar Wednesdays presentation of a panel discussion moderated by Rae Stonehouse DTM PDG, D21 Public Relations Manager & Webmaster (17-18) He is joined by special guests: Samantha Baker of High Country Achievers, in Kamloops B.C. & Karen Taipalus of Ambassadors - Tsawwassen Toastmasters, in Delta B.C. Together they discuss Toastmasters marketing & publicity related to a very successful Open House that attracted 16 guests and how to have your TM Club events and happenings published in a local newspaper.




Power Networking for Shy Toastmasters

This video was presented & recorded on April 21st, 2018 at the D21 Toastmasters Spring 2018 Conference in Kelowna, B.C. Denis Lessard introduces Rae Stonehouse DTM, PDG as the educational session presenter.



Published in Video: Toastmasters
Wednesday, 20 January 2016 01:38

Videos: Mr. Emcee

Mr. Emcee in Action: Introducing Speakers @ Entrepreneur Conference in Kelowna

Mr. Emcee aka Rae Stonehouse demonstrating introducing speakers at the OVES Unleashing Ideas Conference November 2013 in Kelowna.




Mr. Emcee in Action: Welcoming Comments to Conference Attendees 

Rae Stonehouse aka Mr. Emcee demonstrates master of ceremonies comments at the Unleashing Ideas Conference hosted by the Okanagan Valley Entrepreneurs Society in Kelowna, B.C. in November 2013.



Mr Emcee Elder Abuse Awareness Forum Promo June 2012

This video was recorded in June 2012 at a meeting of the Okanagan Advanced Toastmasters (OATs) in Kelowna, B. C.



Published in Video: Mr. Emcee
Monday, 11 May 2015 06:29

The Cost of Unsafe Work Conditions


April 28th is the National Day of Mourning in Canada. The Day honours the memory of workers who have been killed, injured or suffered an illness as a result of a work-related incident.

A recent Bulletin by the BCNU (B.C. Nurses Union) states …

In BC there were 175 fatalities in 2014, up from the 128 in 2013.  That is more than 3 people each week who lost their lives while doing their job. 


Monday, 06 April 2015 06:31

The Stigma of Depression

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The Stigma of Depression


A recent posting to Facebook from a colleague has resonated with me and I thought I would share it with everyone. Depression and mental illness affects all of us whether it be at work, home or business.

He wrote “The coverage German Wings tragedy is bothering me. The co-pilot had mental health issues, but he hid them, However all sorts of so-called “experts” are now on various news broadcasts discussing testing and screening and how this all could have possibly been averted. My fear is that for those who are troubled by Anxiety and Depression and have not come forward to acknowledge it and seek treatment and information to deal with their Mental Illness, will instead be driven further into shame and silence.”

My response was as follows:

Tuesday, 31 March 2015 10:37

Rutland: Thrift Shop City

I have often heard the Okanagan touted as a destination location for golfers. Agritourism and wineries seem to be making a rally as well as one of the leading tourist draws to our beautiful Okanagan. I’m not a golfer, nor am I all that interested to learn where my bottle of wine originated.

Introducing Rutland, Thrift Shop City.

Reuse, recycle, resell. It seems to be a good business model that has multiple benefits. “One man’s junk, is another man’s treasurer” seems to be the order of the day.

Monday, 16 March 2015 04:26

Five Pearls of Wisdom

Five Pearls of Wisdom by Rae Stonehouse, Okanagan-based Author, Speaker, Speech/Presentations Coach, Power Networker & Toastmaster Extraordinaire.

Today’s inspiration for editorial comes from a posting to Facebook from a colleague, Darren Jacklin. 

These are five good points that beg for expanding upon. [at least in my mind]

Tuesday, 10 March 2015 04:21

Open For Change

Open For Change by Rae Stonehouse, Okanagan-based Author, Speaker, Speech/Presentations Coach, Power Networker & Toastmaster Extraordinaire.

Are you? Open for change that is.

For the past two years around the end of December I have released an article entitled “Have you created your New Year’s Revolution yet?”Have you created your New Year’s Revolution yet?”

Tuesday, 03 March 2015 15:28

Okanagan Entrepreneurs at Risk

Risks AheadInteresting article for Okanagan business owners this week courtesy of Stacy Penner at KelownaNowKelownaNow.

She quotes Steve Harvey, of Business Finders Canada, a Kelowna company that helps people buy or sell business and commercial properties as saying that 80 percent of business owners are failing when they go to sell their company.

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