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.
For more information on the Toastmaster Leaders Institute visit the District 31 TLI webpage.
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
Given the upcoming holidays, Boston Speech Party will be holding our December meetings on December 6th and December 20th. (There will be no meetings on Dec 13th or 27th.)
Don’t forget, after our meeting on December 20th we will be ordering pizza & desserts to end the year on a great note with a pre-holiday-Toastmasters party!
We hope to see you there!
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.
Seun & Alex, bravo on winning the Boston Speech Party Spring 2017 Club Contests!
Members and guests, let’s cheer them on at the next level of competition next Thursday, March 16th. The Area Contests will be held from 7 to 9:30pm at Unity Somerville (6 William St, Somerville, MA 02144). See you there!
Please note a few changes to our meeting dates for November & December:
The 2nd meeting of November will be held on November 30th, rather than on the 23rd.
There will be only one meeting in December, on the 14th. No meeting will be held on December 28th.
Boston Speech Party is 25 years old and still going strong!
Thank you to all who came to celebrate with us. There’s a reason why “party” is in our name. 😉
Many thanks to all our past and current members for your hard work, leadership & excellence! We look forward to another great 25 years!