Sunday, June 24, 2012

Roosevelt Island Toastmasters Annual Dinner Monday June 25, Guests Welcome To The Dinner Tomorrow and Regular Twice Monthly Meetings - Come Improve Your Public Speaking Skills and Meet New Friends

Are you interested in improving your public speaking skills, projecting greater self-confidence and meeting some new friends? If your answer is yes, then you might be interested in joining the Roosevelt Island Toastmasters. The Toastmasters meet every second and fourth Monday evening of the month. Tomorrow, June 25, is the Roosevelt Island Toastmasters Annual Dinner. Guests are welcome to the dinner as well as regular meetings.

According to the Roosevelt Island Toastmasters:
Toastmasters International is a world leader in communication and leadership development. Our membership is 270,000 strong. These members improve their speaking and leadership skills by attending one of the 13,000 clubs that make up our global network of meeting locations.

Membership in Toastmasters is one of the greatest investments you can make in yourself. At $36 every six months, it is also one of the most cost-effective skill-building tools available anywhere.

How Does It Work?

A Toastmasters meeting is a learn-by-doing workshop in which participants hone their speaking and leadership skills in a no-pressure atmosphere.

There is no instructor in a Toastmasters meeting. Instead, members evaluate one another’s presentations. This feedback process is a key part of the program’s success.

Meeting participants also give impromptu talks on assigned topics, conduct meetings and develop skills related to timekeeping, grammar and parliamentary procedure.

Members learn communication skills by working in the Competent Communication manual, a series of 10 self-paced speaking assignments designed to instill a basic foundation in public speaking.

The Roosevelt Island Toastmasters meets twice a month on Mondays at 7.30pm at Rivercross Community Room at 531 Main Street. Doris Chernik is President of the Club. She can he reached at or (212) 751-9577.

Next meeting is our annual dinner on June 25th at 6.30pm at Land of Plenty, 204E, 58th Street, New York, NY 10022. It's a 35$ Prix Fix Menu. Islanders are welcome to meet members at this event or our regular events.
Give it a try!!!

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