Speakers Club of the Insurance Institute of Ontario

Are you looking to improve your public speaking abilities? Would you like to increase your effectiveness in presenting ideas?

For more than 80 years, the Speakers Club has been helping members ease their way into public speaking and develop their skills in a supportive, professional environment. Speak when you’re ready—even if you just introduce yourself—then progress at your own pace. And it’s a great way to meet new people in your industry.

Join other insurance industry professionals in a dynamic environment as a speaker’s education unfolds, followed by engaging opportunities for debate, presentations, and impromptu speaking. 

We meet at 5:45 p.m. on the third Monday each month, September through May, at the offices of DGA Careers, 20 Toronto Street, Suite 420, in downtown Toronto. See our schedule for the 2016–17 season:

Meeting Date      Meeting Theme
 Sept. 19, 2016  Getting to Know You
 Oct. 17, 2016  Social Media
 Nov. 21, 2016  Public Speaking Dos and Don'ts
 Dec. 5, 2016  Christmas Dinner
 Jan. 16, 2017  University of Toronto Hart House Debate
 Feb. 13, 2017  Special Guest Speaker (to be announced)
 Mar. 20, 2017  Speakers Club Debating Competition
 Apr. 17, 2017  Formal and Maiden Speaking Competition
 May 15, 2017  President's Dinner

Club Executive

President – Nick Grosdanis, ClaimsPro
Past President – Monica Gomes, Swiss Re
Honorary President – Paul Seaton, The Guarantee Company of North America 
Secretary – Amalia Cunanan, The Magnes Group Inc.
Treasurer – Cheryl Morton, CRE Insurance Services 
Critic – Valerie Clarke, Hugh Wood Canada Ltd. 
Executive Member/Institute Liaison – Walter Braddock, Insurance Institute of Canada

To learn more, please email speakersclub.iio@gmail.com