Friday, November 12, 2010

November Workshop

3-5 pm Saturday November 20th  

Room 105 Injaeguan Center, Sookmyung Women's University   

Toastmasters International is a non-profit organization that has helped more than 260,000 members in 113 countries to better themselves. Members learn how to prepare and present professional speeches, how to provide immediate & constructive feedback, and how to give impromptu speeches in a friendly and supportive learning environment.  A great number of people from all around the world have followed the Toastmasters proven and enjoyable program since 1924, but not many people, especially in Korea, know about Toastmasters.
This workshop will showcase the key features of Toastmasters, and especially how it is beneficial to public school, hagwon, college and university teachers. There will be a  demo meeting with a prepared speech session, an evaluation session and an impromptu speech session so that workshop attendees can experience an organized, regular Toastmasters meeting. (There was a toastmasters workshop at the KOTESOL PAC 10  Conference. If you missed it, this is a chance to learn more about the organization)


Sookyoung Jun (ACG, ALB) has been a Toastmaster since 2004 and serves as Vice President of Education in Sinchon Toastmasters Club.  She has given more than 40 presentations and earned the Advanced Communicator Gold level in Sept. 2010.  She has been involved in organizing various educational programs and events for Toastmasters as well as acting as a sponsor to the Suwon Toastmasters Club, and the soon-to-be-chartered Yonsei Toastmasters Club.  She teaches at Wondang Middle School in Goyang where her Toastmasters experience has helped her plan and manage her classes more effectively. She hopes more teachers in Korea can benefit from the Toastmasters program. 

Michael A. Jones (CC, CL) joined Toastmasters in 2008.  He is the Public Relations Officer for Toastmasters Korea, Vice President of Public Relations for Seoul Toastmasters Club, and the Immediate Past President of Sinchon Toastmasters Club.  He has given more than 25 presentations in Toastmasters.  In 2009, he won first place in the Korea International Speech Competition held in Seoul.  He was a weekly host on “Morning Special”program on EBS, and is now a host on the Korean National Police Radio Broadcast System. Michael is completing an MA in Speech Communication & Rhetoric from North Dakota State University. He currently works as a communication consultant, and as an English Professor at Dongnam Health University in Suwon.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010


There are three subway stations near the workshops location. In order of popularity, they are:

1. Line 4 (Light Blue) Sookmyung Women's University Station.
Go out Exit 10 of Sookmyung Women’s University Subway Station line No. 4. Walk through the tunnel under the railway line *(Line 1 Dark Blue - see below), cross the main road, and walk up the hill towards the university.

Keep going up the hill until you come to a set of traffic lights. There is a bakery on the right corner, BBang Goom Teo, and a cafĂ©, Can More, across the street. Turn right into the lane, Saem-gil, and walk uphill 150 m until you reach the Sookmyung Professional Center (Injaeguan). It’s a new grey stone building on the right, across the lane from a 'Buy the Way' convenience store. Workshops are in Room 105 on the first floor.

Note: The Sookmyung Professional Center is not on the main campus. If you reach the main campus, you have gone too far up the hill. If you cannot find the building, phone one of these numbers for directions.

2. Line 1 (Dark Blue) Namyeong Station.

This subway line is on elevated tracks near the university. At Exit 1, turn left. At the intersection turn right and follow the elevated train line until you reach the next light. At this location, the directions are the same as above following the asterisk (*).

3. Line 6 (Tan) Hyochang Park Station.

Leave by Exit 1 or 2 . Further details TBA.

If you have any difficulties reaching the workshop location call

010-6745-0717 (Don), 010 5584 5332 (Bruce)

KOTESOL Seoul Chapter Officers: 2011-2012

KOTESOL Seoul Chapter Officers: 2011-2012

Bruce Wakefield
Kyonggi University (Suwon Campus)
C 010 5584 5332
W 031 249 9114 Ext 9266

First Vice-President
Don Payzant
Hansu Middle School, Goyang
C 010-6745-0717

Second Vice President 
Dr. Young Park
Korea Christian University

Melissa Goldman
Sangji University

Kirsten Kelly
Incheon Girls Technical High School

Daniel Craig
Sangmyung University

Workshop Coordinator
Jason Wellman
BCM Speaking Works
C010 3933 4245

Publicity Coordinator 
Michael Handziuk
Dong-Ah Institute of Media and Arts, Anseong
C 010 9407 1792
W 031670 6811

ASK Newsletter Editor
Stafford Lumsden
Seoul National Univ. of Education

Membership Coordinator
Sonyong (Sunny) Beattie
Suwon High School for Agricultural Sciences

Member at Large
Dwight Lubiniecki

Member at Large
Minsu Kim

Grace Wang
Yonsei University

Jennifer Young
Uchon Elementary School, Seoul

Sookmyung Professional Center Liaison
Kang Yun Kyung

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