Toastmasters of Sammamish (www.tmofsamm.org) invites residents to its free open house and exclusive screening of the film SPEAK. The theme of the evening will be the importance of developing solid communication skills for career advancement. Special guest speaker will be Paul Anderson, The Seattle Times and ABC’s KOMO 4 News career columnist, TV Co-Host of weekly show “How to Get a Job in Seattle,” and nationally recognized speaker on career transformation.
"Good speaking skills can be the difference between getting or not getting that promotion, and for successful interviewing that leads to a job offer" says Anderson, founder of Prolango Consulting.
“Toastmasters of Sammamish provides a supportive and positive environment where members have the opportunity to develop their communication and leadership skills,” says Esteban Lora, Club President for Toastmasters of Sammamish.
Set against what has been referred to as the Olympics of oratory, SPEAK takes audiences on an intimate, emotional journey into the lives of an out-of-work father of six, an architect turned actor with incurable heart disease, a university professor and retiree who reconnected with his high school sweetheart after 50 years, a single mom living with Lupus – all battling for top honors in the tense, highly competitive Toastmasters International World Championship of Public Speaking. What is at stake in this competition is more than just momentary success and a trophy; it is a life path.
SPEAK features interviews with former Toastmaster and “Hardball” host Chris Matthews, past Toastmasters World Champions and communications professors. Ann Hastings, Distinguished Toastmaster and former Board member for Toastmasters International, discusses overcoming her extreme shyness, which at one time prevented her from walking into a restaurant alone. Audiences also hear from Caite Upton, Miss South Carolina Teen USA, whose nonsensical “out of body” answer during a pageant gained her international notoriety, as well as sportscaster Brian Collins, whose ‘boom goes the dynamite’ on-air comment became the pop culture catch phrase for public speaking gaffes.
Toastmasters of Sammamish Open House
Date: Monday, November 12, 2012
Location: Beaver Lake Lodge
Time: 6:30pm to 9:30pm
For more information, email Phil Morris, VP of Public Relations for Toastmasters of Sammamish at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Toastmasters of Sammamish meets each Tuesday at 7:15pm at the Mary Queen of Peace Church in Sammamish. For more information about this event and the club, please visit www.tmofsamm.org.
About Toastmasters International
Toastmasters International is a nonprofit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of clubs. Founded in October 1924, the organization currently has more than 280,000 members in 13,500 clubs in 116 countries. Each week, Toastmasters helps more than a quarter million people of every ethnicity, education and profession build their competence in communication so they can gain the confidence to lead others. For information about local Toastmasters clubs, please visit www.toastmasters.org. Follow Toastmasters International on Twitter @Toastmasters.