President’s Letter 2016-2017
It is my honor to welcome you to “Talk of The Towers Toastmasters.” Here you’ll find an eclectic team of professionals dedicated to improving both our communication and leadership skills in a warm and supportive environment.
There are many reasons why people seek a Toastmasters club. Some have a fear of public speaking, while others want to improve their natural talent. For all the different reasons the one common factor is growth. We all come to Toastmasters for growth. For more than 90 years, Toastmasters International has helped many to improve their communication and leadership skills. However, Toastmasters is not a classroom, it’s a community in which we learn from each other.
Our club is an embodiment of diversity that is New York City. Our membership is comprised of individuals from all walks of life. We have business executives, retirees, entrepreneurs, creative artists, teachers, engineers, architects and more. This melting pot of flavors ensures that every meeting is filled with a medley of speech topics and ideas. I along with many members have had the privilege of giving numerous speeches and competing in speech contest to sharpen our skills.
Meetings – Frequency and Structure
Our two-hour meetings occur every 1st, 3rd and if applicable, 5th Tuesday of each month. The general structure includes:
- Prepared Manual Speeches – members prepare a speech to meet the objectives in the various Toastmaster Manuals.
- Table topics – members and guests have the opportunity to speak extemporaneously on a new topic for one to two minutes.
- Evaluations – overall feedback on the meeting and individual speech evaluation including timing, use of grammar and verbal crutches.
Our club was started in 1990 in 1 World Trade Center; hence the name, Talk of the Towers. Over the past 26 years we have maintained a tradition of support and excellence. We have achieved numerous awards from Toastmasters International including “President’s Distinguished”, “Perfect 10/Club Excellence” as a result of members achieving their goals as leaders and communicators.
Our power to choose is among the most precious gifts of life, and is what makes us different from all other species. We have the power to choose our principles, which shape our very character. Choosing Toastmasters is choosing to learn, to grow, to be resourceful and courageous. It’s choosing to improve your speaking, presentation, leadership, and networking skills, you are choosing to become more successful. Every email exchanged, meeting attended, role served, and speech delivered is one step closer to a more successful you. Choose success with Talk of the Towers and visit our club for an evening of exceptional talent, laugher, and inspiration.
We are happy to answer any questions you may have. Please contact me or any of our officers listed below. We look forward to meeting you and welcoming you to this great club – “Talk of the Towers”.
Christina Pawlikowski, CC, CL
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