Boston Toastmasters Sends Two to Area 82 Fall Contest

Boston, MA, September 14, 2016: Tuesday, September 6, 2016 Boston Toastmasters held its Fall 2016 Humorous Speech and Evaluation Contests.

Laughter filled the room, as three Toastmasters competed in the humorous speech contest. The first speech by Owen Church highlighted the escapades of old friends. The second speech by Jonathan Parker showcased lessons learned about communication through a series of mishaps from someone hard of hearing. The third speech by Jazz Dottin portrayed what it’s like to produce a parody music video with a nonmusical family. Jonathan Parker emerged as the humorous speech winner.

Two Toastmasters, Brittney Exline and Jazz Dottin, competed in the evaluation contest, providing valuable feedback for a fellow Toastmaster’s speech about how to effectively use online dating. Brittney Exline was selected as the winner.

Jonathan Parker and Brittney Exline will move on to compete in the Area 81-82 competition, which will be held on Wednesday, September 28th from 6 to 9 PM. Briefings will begin at 5:30 PM. The contest will be hosted at:

Northeastern University

International Village, Room 19

1155 Tremont Street

Boston, MA 02120

The location can be accessed by taking the Orange Line train to Ruggles Station. Once inside the building, walk to the center of the lobby and look for a staircase that leads down to the lower level. Room 19 is located in this lower level

About Boston Toastmasters:

Boston Toastmasters is a community of approximately 80-100 members who strive to improve their public speaking skills. The club meets every Tuesday, unless otherwise announced. Boston Toastmasters’ membership includes speakers at all skill levels, with beginners and intermediate skill levels making up the majority. The club is part of Toastmasters International, which is a world leader in communication and leadership development.

Boston Toastmasters Sends Two to Area 82 Spring Contests

Boston, MA: On March 22, 2016, Boston Toastmasters held its Spring 2016 International Speech and Table Topics Contests. Kendra K. emerged as the winner of the International Speech Contest, and Munirah M. earned first place in the Table Topics Contest. Both contestants delivered passionate and entertaining speeches. Kendra and Munirah will move on to compete in the Area 82 competition on April 26th from 7-9 pm at Sun Life Insurance in Wellesley. Full calendar details are available here.

About Boston Toastmasters:
Boston Toastmasters is a community of roughly 80-100 members who are looking to improve their public speaking skills. The club meets every Tuesday, unless otherwise announced. Boston Toastmasters’ membership includes speakers at all skill levels, with beginners and intermediate skill levels making up the majority. The club is part of Toastmasters International, which is a world leader in communication and leadership development.

Boston Toastmasters (BTM) To Hold Open House & Celebrate 45th Anniversary on March 1, 2016

Boston, MA: Always wondered what goes on at a Boston Toastmasters meeting but never had the chance to come check it out? Come join us for our Spring Open House on Tuesday, March 1st, 2016 at 6:15 pm, 635 Commonwealth Ave. Boston University Sargent College Building Room 102!

Our Open House is an opportunity for guests and members alike to come together to experience a Boston Toastmasters meeting from beginning to end. This event is intended to give prospective new members a chance to understand and experience the unique and fun environment that BTM offers, all while meeting new people, hearing inspiring speeches and even participating in activities. If you or someone you know has been thinking of attending but hasn’t been able to make it yet, this event is the perfect time and place to make it happen! Attendees will also have a chance to meet and greet club officers and other current members to ask questions, share thoughts, etc.

This year’s Open House on March 1st is particularly special because our club will also be celebrating our 45th Anniversary—and another year of achieving President’s Distinguished Club status—with a delicious potluck. Members and guests will have the opportunity to enjoy various home-cooked dishes and light refreshments while listening, learning, participating and having fun in a friendly and exciting environment. If you are either a member or guest and would like to offer to bring a dish for the potluck, please contact Ally Dunn at [email protected]

Chartered in 1971, Boston Toastmasters is one of the oldest Toastmasters clubs in Massachusetts. Throughout the years times have changed, and with them Boston Toastmasters. In fact, things looked dire for the club in the spring of 2011, when membership had fallen to just six individuals. However, with a new website and hard work from the club’s leaders, the group rallied—and grew exponentially. Just five years later, membership stands at 84 club members—one of the largest clubs in the US. Club initiatives like the Race to CC, the Leadership Accelerator Program, Role Raffle, Summer Picnic, Club Officer Training, Toastx, and Evaluation Workshop set it apart from thousands of other Toastmasters chapters in the US. As it nears the half-century mark, Boston Toastmasters continues to embrace new technology and approaches to help it fulfill the Toastmasters mission: provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to develop communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth.

We hope you will join us on March 1st, 2016 at our Open House and 45th Anniversary Celebration!

Boston Toastmasters Sends Two to Area 82 Contest

Boston, MA: On September 15th, Boston Toastmasters held its annual Humorous Speech and Evaluation Contests. Kendra Kennedy emerged as the winner of the Humorous Speech Contest, leaving the audience in tears of laughter from informing them about some of the world’s dumbest criminals. New member Roopam Garg earned first place in the Evaluation Speech Contest with a constructive critique of the test speaker’s speech. Kendra and Roopam will move on to compete in the Area 82 competition on October 5th from 7-9pm at Sun Life Insurance in Wellesley.  Full calendar details are available here.

UPDATE: Roopam won first place in the Area 82 Evaluation Contest and represented us at the Division Contest on October 22nd, 2015.

About Boston Toastmasters:
Boston Toastmasters is a community of roughly 80-100 members who are looking to improve their public speaking skills. The club meets every Tuesday, unless otherwise announced. Boston Toastmasters’ membership includes speakers at all skill levels, with beginners and intermediate skill levels making up the majority. The club is part of Toastmasters International, which is a world leader in communication and leadership development.

Boston Toastmasters Wins District 31 20.20.20 Contest

Boston, MA: Boston Toastmasters was recognized on the District 31 website, www.district31.org, for being one of the first 20 clubs to submit at least 20 member renewals by September 20th, 2015. Toastmasters District 31 comprises 211 Toastmasters clubs in Rhode Island and Eastern Massachusetts.

In addition to being featured on the District 31 website, Boston Toastmasters will receive a visit from one of the three district leaders, Rick Winer, Stefano McGee, or Anna Kaufman, who will formally present the club with an award ribbon for their achievement. “This is the first-ever 20.20.20 competition and I’m proud of the way our club’s officers and members have pulled together to make this one of our earliest dues renewal drives. We pride ourselves on being an innovative Toastmasters club— which is a direct result of our incredible membership and a fantastic team of officers,” club Treasurer Jesse Welty noted. He added, “There are still a number of members who have yet to renew their dues. I hope they decide to stay with Boston Toastmasters. I’m here to help with any dues-renewal questions they may have.”

The Toastmasters dues cycle runs from October 1st to March 31st, with a new 6-month term beginning on April 1st and running until September 30th. Clubs set their own policies, but Boston Toastmasters allows members to join any time of the year, with veteran members renewing in September and March.

About Boston Toastmasters:
Boston Toastmasters is a community of roughly 80-100 members who are looking to improve their public speaking skills. The club meets every Tuesday, unless otherwise announced. Boston Toastmasters’ membership includes speakers at all skill levels, with beginners and intermediate skill levels making up the majority. The club is part of Toastmasters International, which is a world leader in communication and leadership development.

Boston Toastmasters Celebrates 2015 Race To CC Winners

Members and Officers Gather for Awards Presentation

Boston, MA: On August 26th, Boston Toastmasters honored several members who achieved a Competent Communicator, Competent Leadership, or Advanced Award in communication or leadership over the past year. Attendees of the awards presentation included Brett Burdick, ACB, CL; Amber Knight, CC; Hervert Mendez, CC; and immediate-past President Amniya Shahbozova, CC, ALB. They, along with 10 other members who could not attend, successfully completed the annual Race To CC contest held by Boston Toastmasters.
Held annually between the last Tuesday in January through the last Tuesday in May, the Race To CC contest has provided extra incentive for members to progress in their journeys to become better speakers and leaders. This year, 14 members achieved a total of 16 CC, CL and Advanced Awards. Their hard work helped Boston Toastmasters earn the Toastmasters President’s Distinguished Award for the first time in the club’s 45-year history. The club achieved this award by meeting 9 of 10 club objectives set out by Toastmasters International. These objectives include earning multiple educational awards, signing up new members, having club officers attend training and submitting club dues on-time.

About Boston Toastmasters:
Boston Toastmasters is a community of roughly 80-100 members who are looking to improve their public speaking skills. The club meets every Tuesday, unless otherwise announced. Boston Toastmasters’ membership includes speakers at all skill levels, with beginners and intermediate skill levels making up the majority. The club is part of Toastmasters International, which is a world leader in communication and leadership development.