HIGI – Communication

ZOOM North York, Ontario

Have you ever wondered why some people are so hard to communicate with? Why some people just don’t seem to get the message? This Thursday, August 5th, our speaker, Sandy Robb is a Distinguished Toastmaster and a story teller. She will share some insights into why our attempts at communication Read more…

HIGI – The life of a story

ZOOM North York, Ontario

This Thursday, September 9th, Shankavy Paramanathan, one of our students at University of Toronto,  will give a speech entitled “The life of a story”. Taking a deeper look into the origins of our childhood stories and where storytelling is headed. Shankavy is excited to express her interest in stories of Read more…

HIGI- A Purposeful Life

This Thursday, we have our guest speaker “Kunal Taravade” all the way from US. Kunal works for a software company in Portland, Oregon in the field of computer chip design. He is the author of many scientific papers and holds over 25 US patents. What makes for a life of Read more…

HIGI- Life Stories

This Thursday September 23rd, you are invited to join Ruth Ali, down her memory lane. Please bring any story including romantic, interesting, unusual, exciting, etc.

HIGI- What if?

ZOOM North York, Ontario

If you had the opportunity to learn in advance that one of your genes puts you at risk for a health issue that could change the course of your life, what would you do? Would you rather not know, and continue living as you are?  Or would you rather be Read more…

HIGI- Opioid Epidemic

This week, our very own, Fraser Rose will be our HIGI speaker. He'll talk about the Opioid Epidemic. We all know about our Covid-19 epidemic but there's another epidemic many of us are not aware of, our opioid epidemic. I'll discuss what it is and what we might do about it.

HIGI- Rethinking Wellbeing

This Thursday, October 21th, Stephen Reingold will give a speech entitled “Rethinking Wellbeing”. Most countries measure their well-being using the gross national product. Stephen would like to share with us an alternative mechanism for measuring well-being that considers individual and collective well-being. He has been a long time Toastmaster, past Read more…

HIGI-You are Enough!

ZOOM North York, Ontario

Our HIGI speaker this week, has self-published a book entitled “Musings of a Madman I Married – Inspiration to Tell Your Story”. She will tell her story about her interest and passion with E.F.T. also known as “Tapping”. An evidence-based self-help therapeutic modality. The presentation's title is: “You are Enough! - Read more…

HIGI- Landmark Leadership Lessons

ZOOM North York, Ontario

What makes for an effective leader? What are the key leadership qualities that we should possess? How can we learn from great leaders of the past? Can history teach us about leadership? Kunal Taravade tackles these questions as he describes 3 examples of great leaders in history and their attributes Read more…

HIGI- Bridging the Language Gap

ZOOM North York, Ontario

At this week HIGI, Sandy Robb will give a speech entitled “Bridging the Language Gap” Do you ever wish we all spoke the same language? Wouldn’t life be easier if we could always understand each other? Sandy Robb is a Toastmaster, a story teller and a wannabe writer. She will Read more…

HIGI- Four Forms of Interpersonal Relationships

ZOOM North York, Ontario

Fraser Rose will be our speaker for this week HIGI. He'll be speaking about the four forms of interpersonal relationships: 1 - win-lose; 2 - win-win; 3 - lose-win; 4 - lose-lose.   His purpose will be to leave each person with a crystal clear idea of what each is, Read more…

HIGI- The Gift of a Listening Ear

ZOOM North York, Ontario

This Thursday Dec 23rd, Chuck Gallozzi will be our guest speaker with a speech entitled “The Gift of a Listening Ear”. He will talk about the importance and value of Active Listening. Chuck is a professional speaker, seminar leader, and coach. Corporations, church groups, teachers, counselors, and caregivers use his more than 400 articles Read more…