Club officers Monica, Seun, Susana, and Hailey attended the District 31 ToastMasters Leaders Institute (TLI) at State Street on August 16th, 2017. TLI is an opportunity for club officers in the Greater Boston Area to network and stay abreast with new TM practices. The TLI focuses on collaborating new club ideas and identifying solutions for challenges a club may be facing.
If you’re like many people, the new year is a great opportunity to set new goals, get motivated and take action. Make improving your public speaking one of your resolutions. If you aren’t a member of Toastmasters, come to a meeting and see what it’s all about. If you are a member, challenge yourself to work on a new speech or participate in a meeting with another role.
Tips for Reaching your New Year’s Goals:
1. Write it down! Seeing it in writing will make it more tangible and not remain in your head.
2. Create steps to reach your goal. How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time.
3. Stay positive. Don’t be discouraged if you’re not progressing as quickly as you would like. Just keep going.
4. Make yourself accountable. Ask a friend or pair up with someone in Toastmasters to keep you focused and check in on your progress.
Boston Speech Party’s very own Alexander Becerra won both the International Speech and Table Topics contests at the Toastmasters Area 85 Speech Contest! While this was not Alexander’s first placement in a speech contest, he continues to dedicate his time and energy towards improving his storytelling and public speaking. We look forward to seeing even more of Alexander’s speeches at our regular meetings.
This event was held on March 15 2018 at the O’Keefe Auditorium at Mass General.
If you’re like many people the new year is a great opportunity to set new goals, get motivated, and take action. Why not make public speaking one of your resolutions? If you aren’t a member of Toastmaster International, challenge yourself to come to a club meeting and see what it’s all about. If you are a member, maybe it’s time to work on that new speech or learn something new about another member.
Tips for Reaching those New Years Goals:
Write it down! Don’t let those goals stay trapped in your head
Create steps to reach your goal. How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time
Stay positive. Don’t let a lack of progress keep you discouraged
Make yourself accountable. Ask a friend to be your accountability partner and have them check in on your progress
Boston Speech Party was victorious at the May 12th District 31 Spring Conference thanks to member, Alexander Becerra! Against a strong group of 7 other speakers, he placed 2nd in the Table Topics Contest!
Well done and congratulations, Alexander!!
The question at hand was: “Young people want to be older while old people wish to be young; what do you think is the ideal age?” Alexander’s answer included a strong opening, some humor, and a good summary. He showed his genuine passion for life and connecting with his audience.
If you are eager to know Alexander’s response, feel free to ask him at one of our upcoming meetings!
Alexander Becerra continued his winning streak in the Table Topics contest. After winning the Club Contest and the Area 36 Contest, he once again came out on top as the Division C winner. Next up is the District 31 level where Alexander will be competing against the best from more than 200 clubs.
The competition is part of the two-day District 31 Conference on May 12th and 13th. Come out to support Alexander on Friday and/or enjoy the full event!
Excellent job by our member Alexander Becerra at the Area 36 Spring Contests: 2nd place in the International Speech Contest and winner of the Table Topics Contest! Double congratulations, Alexander!
Alexander received wonderful support from many of our club members that night. Thank you all for attending!
Mark your calendar for the Division C Contest to cheer on Alexander at this next level: Thursday, April 6th, 6pm at Unity Church, 6 William Street, Somerville. Register through the following link: Division C Contest Registration.