Speakers Club of the Insurance Institute of Ontario

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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 once a month at 5:45 p.m., September through May, at the offices of the Insurance Institute of Ontario, 18 King Street East, Sixteenth Floor, in downtown Toronto. See our schedule for the 2019–2020 season:

Meeting Date Meeting Theme
September 16, 2019 Getting to Know You
October 7, 2019 Social Media
November 18, 2019 Public Speaking Dos and Don'ts
December 2, 2019 Christmas Dinner
January 20, 2020 University of Toronto Hart House Debate
February 10, 2020 Speakers Club Debating Competition
March 16, 2020 Formal and Maiden Speaking Competition
April 20, 2020 Special Guest Speaker (to be announced)
May 11, 2020 President's Dinner

Club Executive

President – Amalia Cunanan, The Magnes Group Inc.
Past President – Nick Grosdanis, The Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company
Honorary President – Paul Seaton, The Guarantee Company of North America 
Secretary – Vacant
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