Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Toastmasters Smedley Award... PR opportunity

Area A4 Club Officers...

The email below from District 53 looks like something that might be of interest for your VP of public relations.

Let me know if there is anything that I can do to help (or if you would like to coordinate some PR between all the area clubs to get more publicity).

Best regards,
Dave Wheeler
Your Toastmasters Area A4 Governor 2005-6
blog: www.areaa4.blogspot.com

Subj: Day One: Toastmaster's Smedley Award
Date: 1/8/2005 2:40:40 pm GMT Daylight time
From: Roger Brown rogerbrown@mac.com

Toastmasters Smedley Award.
The organization of the first Toastmasters club by Ralph C. Smedley in October 1924 did not make global – or even local – headlines. But your club can make Toastmasters’ anniversary a newsworthy event.

Commemorate the start of the first Toastmasters club by adding five new members to your club during the months of August and September, and your club will receive the commemorative Smedley Award banner ribbon to celebrate its success.

Then promote the occasion. Send a photo of your meeting (action shot, not staged) along with 250-500 words about your club and its upcoming events to local newspapers. Most community and business park newspapers welcome local news.

After the headlines, you’ll be surprised – guests will walk into your next meeting and apply for


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