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raw98682
01-04-2008, 08:30 AM
A Toastmasters Club is opening soon for young professionals in the Oklahoma City area. If you are a young professional in your twenties or thirties, Toastmasters could be the answer you are looking for to jump-start your career and meet like-minded, goal-oriented individuals, just like yourself.

Presentation and communication skills are crucial to success in the workplace. The person with strong communication skills has a clear advantage over tongue-tied colleagues – especially in a competitive job market.

Toastmasters International has been around for more than 80 years and offers a proven – and enjoyable – way to perfect the communication and leadership skills of its members. They have helped over 4 million men and women overcome their communication barriers. The nonprofit organization now has approximately 211,000 members in 10,500 clubs in 90 countries. They have become the world’s leading organization in teaching public speaking, leadership skills and helping individuals conquer their pre-speech jitters.

A Toastmasters Club is a “learn-by-doing” workshop in which men and women hone their skills in a comfortable, friendly atmosphere. A typical club has 20 to 40 members.


Meetings will be held at the Galileo (3009 Paseo, Oklahoma City, OK 73103, galileo-okc.com 415-7827) on Tuesdays from 6-7:30 PM

A photo will be taken for the newspaper on Monday, January 7th at 5:30 at the Galileo. Anyone who is interested in joining the group is welcome to join in the pic!

If you have any questions please contact Kristen Cox at kristenspeaks@gmail.com or (405) 204-7182.

RagdollOp
01-26-2008, 11:38 PM
Thanks for the info!!! I will check it out.

Midtowner
01-29-2008, 11:52 AM
Toastmasters is good stuff, but I find some of your speaking techniques (particularly gestures) to be absolutely bizarre.

Public speaking is a skill everyone should be and can be good at.

Karried
01-29-2008, 12:45 PM
Toastmasters is good stuff, but I find some of your speaking techniques (particularly gestures) to be absolutely bizarre.


Gestures? I'm having a hard time visualizing. Do you have an example?

Oh GAWD the Smell!
01-29-2008, 04:18 PM
Gestures? I'm having a hard time visualizing. Do you have an example?

*gesticulates*

Karried
01-29-2008, 04:38 PM
*gesticulates*

You just like that word.

Like what though? Examples, I need examples!

Oh GAWD the Smell!
01-29-2008, 04:42 PM
Yes, yes I do.

Maybe they just tell you things like "don't put your hands in your pockets or fold your arms across your chest".

Karried
01-29-2008, 04:44 PM
speaking techniques (particularly gestures) to be absolutely bizarre.


Well, I don't see that as being all that bizarre..

I'm curious as to what constitutes 'bizarre gestures'.

Oh GAWD the Smell!
01-29-2008, 04:47 PM
My guess is...DON'T act like that guy on Boston Legal.




I'd like to know the answer too. I've spoken in front of several hundred people at once on many, many occasions and never had a problem or a complaint...But it would be interesting to hear what I did wrong. :D

Tex
01-29-2008, 07:35 PM
BTW, the Young Professionals Toastmasters Club still needs around 3 more members to gain charter status. This is a newly formed club that will have an informational meeting next Tuesday Feb. 5th 6pm at the Galileo. If you're interested to learn more about Toastmasters go to toastmasters.org or contact Kristen at the email and phone number at the top of this thread.

Midtowner
01-31-2008, 09:45 AM
Well, I don't see that as being all that bizarre..

I'm curious as to what constitutes 'bizarre gestures'.

If while speaking, you say something like "hunger," you're supposed to rub your belly. Do they still teach that stuff?

I don't know what professional setting that sort of stuff would go over well in. Motivational speaking maybe? Preaching?

Oh GAWD the Smell!
01-31-2008, 09:49 AM
If while speaking, you say something like "hunger," you're supposed to rub your belly. Do they still teach that stuff?

I don't know what professional setting that sort of stuff would go over well in. Motivational speaking maybe? Preaching?


My guess would be Sesame Street.