This note is a reminder from the Toastmaster for the upcoming meeting, Paul Tanner (in case you need time to prepare a presentation). The meeting is on Thursday evening, March 27.
As this club has flexibility, the presentation can be a:
o manual speech
o presentation at work to colleagues, customer, or prospect
o any other public speaking presentation you would like to practice
According to The Seven Strategies of Master Presenters by Dr. Brad McRae and David Brooks (page 206):
Most presenters overprepare on content and underprepare on delivery. To counteract this natural tendency, … (use these) five principles for effective rehearsals:
1. Test early, test often
2. Simulate the setting and audience as closely as possible
3. Conduct dry runs
4. Test on mixed audiences
5. Look at the presentation from a fresh perspective
Please let me know whether you would like to present and receive objective feedback.
Also, let me know if you are interested in conducting a table topics session. It too can be flexible and creative, with a more workshop style focusing on speaking technique, or traditional.
Other key roles will be assigned at the meeting.
Advanced Toastmasters Club
4th Thursday of March... 3/27
7:15 – 8:45pm
We will meet on Thursday March 27th in the "History Room" at the Ridgefield Public Library starting at 7:15pm. Ridgefield library is located at 472 Main Street, Ridgefield, CT 06877 click here for a map showing the location. In the case of inclement weather, you can call the library at (203) 438-2282 to see if they will be open. My cell phone is also provided at the bottom of this email.
At the meeting we will have a quick review of our plans for the 2nd "Battle of the Border" event on April 24th in the BIG room!Directions are available on the library's web site: http://www.biblio.org/rdgfldpages/direct.htmÂ
UPcoming meeting dates: (4th Thurs. of each month)
Thursday Mar. 27th, 2008 (History Room, upstairs)
Thursday Apr. 24th, 2008 (BIG Dayton Room, main floor)
- Battle of the Border II - "The Return of District 46"
Thursday May 22th, 2008 (History Room, upstairs)
Thursday Jun 26th, 2008 (History Room, upstairs)