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 2017–2018 season:

Meeting Date Meeting Theme
September 18, 2017 Getting to Know You
October 16, 2017 Social Media
November 20, 2017 Public Speaking Dos and Don'ts
December 4, 2017 Christmas Dinner
January 15, 2018 University of Toronto Hart House Debate
February 12, 2018 Special Guest Speaker (to be announced)
March 19, 2018 Speakers Club Debating Competition
April 16, 2018 Formal and Maiden Speaking Competition
May 14, 2018 President's Dinner

Club Executive

President – Amalia Cunanan, The Magnes Group Inc.
Past President – Nick Grosdanis, ClaimsPro
Honorary President – Paul Seaton, The Guarantee Company of North America 
Secretary – Anna-Lisa Sippola, DGA Careers
Treasurer – Cheryl Morton, L.D Dermody Insurance Brokers (1982) Inc.
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