It will be held from 9am-12noon at Marist College, in the Lowell Thomas Communications Center, rm.125
3399 North Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601.
From: Roger Brown
Date: Oct 31, 2008 8:15 AM
Subject: Speak up or maybe sink down
Speak up or maybe sink down
Verbal skills, confidence are major career assets, and they can be learned.
By Laura Raines
For the Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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Greetings District 53,
Happy 84th Birthday Toastmasters International!
On Wed. Oct. 22, 1924, Dr. Ralph C. Smedley founded Toastmasters
at the YMCA in Santa Ana, CA.
The event will be at 16 Yankee Candle Way in South Deerfield MA (that is the Yankee HQ and the site of the YCC Express Toastmasters Club.)The HQ is about a mile and a half north of the flagship store. YankeeCandle has given folks who come a coupon for use that day so come early and start your Christmas shopping with a bargain at the second largest tourist attraction in Massachusetts*.
There will be (toastmaster) celebrity speakers and newbies. A diverse group of speakers indeed. We still have a few slots for speakers and a lot of need for functionaries (here is your chance to get two or three of your CL manual tasks completed.)There will also be a wonderful bake sale. Come and enjoy an evening of speaking, some goodies and a good time with Toastmasters from around the district.
For more information contact Bryan Bridges at:
writerbryanb [at] yahoo.com
* I was not sure where this claim came from ... it kind of makes you wonder, "What is the 1st largest tourist attraction in MA?"... I found the following online:
“Boston Duck Tours was the 8th largest tourist Attraction in
Massachusetts based on 2004 visitors, the only attractions that saw more guests were (in order), Faneuil Hall Marketplace, The Freedom trail, The Museum of Science, The New England Aquarium, The Museum of Fine Arts, Minute Man National Historic Park and Old North Church.
- Boston Business Journal’s - Book of Lists, January 2006
A little more research led me to this where the Yankee Candle Director of store planning, Hugh Hall, said they were second behind The Freedom Trail.
"If I went back to college again, I'd concentrate on two areas: learning to write and to speak before an audience. Nothing in life is more important than the ability to communicate effectively." - Gerald R. Ford
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