Boston West Toastmasters Reaching Out
I’ve been a member of Toastmasters for the past couple of years. While Toastmasters has many clubs around the world, I belong to Boston West Toastmasters which meets in Needham, MA on the second and fourth Monday evenings.
While at Boston West Toastmasters, I’ve made friends with some really cool people (several of whom provided ideas for my Code Camp talk on giving technical presentations) and have been working to improve my speaking skills through application of Deliberate Practice (where the feedback, ideas, analysis, expert critique and encouragement all come from fellow Toastmaster members).
Now my club is reaching out to the community to help the unemployed, holding an open house encourage the general community to get a glimpse of what Toastmasters is all about… and not to mention taking part in a really fun social event.
Scholarship offer for Unemployed
Full details are in the attached Boston West Toastmasters Scholarship Press Release from 5-Oct-2009, but here’s the teaser:
Boston West Toastmasters is offering five scholarships to the unemployed who want to improve their speaking and leadership skills. These scholarships, underwritten by Robin Samora, owner and president of Partner Promotions, cover the annual membership dues for the winners.
Bring a Friend, Meet a Friend – Open House at Nov 9 Meeting
Our meeting on 9-Nov-2009 will have a social hour before this meeting which is an Open House for Boston West Toastmaster. Anyone is welcome to attend this meeting – at no cost, no obligation. (The “no cost, no obligation” is actually true generally – feel free to check us out at any meeting – you won’t get a hard sell – just the information you might be interested in. For most people, Toastmasters sells itself.)
Here are the details:
Bring a friend, meet a friend at the Boston West Toastmasters Open House on Monday, November 9, 2009:
Mark your calendar for this important OPEN HOUSE. It is a great opportunity to share your Toastmaster experience with friends, relatives and co-workers. Invite them to attend the meeting. We will have an informal start to greet guests and answer questions @ 6:30 p.m. Robin Samora is our Toastmaster for this and we will have special snacks that evening during our Opening reception 6:30 – 7 for new members (and our team if possible). Send an email to people inviting them to attend our OPEN HOUSE. It will be a memorable event!!!
You don’t need to let me know – thought would appreciate a heads-up so I can look for you – but just showing up is the key.
Soiree in Back Bay – Social Night – Co-Sponsored by Boston West Toastmasters
This looks like a really fun event: Soiree in Back Bay on 22-Oct-2009, co-sponsored by Boston West Toastmasters.
[Unfortunately, you won’t see me there – I will be at the kick-off meeting for my Boston Azure User Group that same night.]