Boston Speech Party Achieves President’s Distinguished Status and Award Recipients

For the first time ever, Boston Speech Party has achieved President’s Distinguished status in the Toastmasters Distinguished Club Program which is the highest level. This accomplishment is in large part due to the extraordinary effort of a number of members who worked very hard to complete their goals. This was particularly notable due to the additional challenges of moving the meetings online and at the same time continuing to keep up with all the objectives.

Congratulations to the following award winners:

Triple Crown (Competent Communicator, Competent Leader and Advanced Leader Bronze awards): Mike Kelley and Alexander Becerra
Competent Communicator and Competent Leader awards: Kim Cable
Presentation Mastery Levels 1 and 2 awards (Pathways): Brock Treworgy
Competent Leader award: Kevin Martin

Congrats again to all the award recipients and to Boston Speech Party!

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Meetings Moved Online effective March 25, 2020

Due to the ongoing Corona virus outbreak, we have moved our meetings to an online format effective March 25, 2020. Guests are always welcome, so please contact our VP of Education, Kevin Martin at kmartin@deloitte.com for meeting login details.  We will continue to monitor the situation and post updates once we are able to resume meetings in person.

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March 11, 2020 Meeting Cancelled

Due to the ongoing Corona virus outbreak, Fisher College has cancelled all external meetings so we will not have our meeting scheduled for March 11, 2020.  We will continue to monitor the situation and post updates as we have additional information.

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It’s 2020! Take Action in the New Year and New Decade!

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.

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Nov. and Dec. 2019 Meeting Date Changes

Due to the timing of the holidays in November and December, BSP will meet on the first and third Wednesdays of each month (November 6th and 20th and December 4th and 18th).

We will resume our regular schedule of the second and fourth Wednesdays in January 2020.

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2018 World Champion of Public Speaking Announced!

Watch Ramona J. Smith, the 2018 Toastmasters International World Champion of Public Speaking, deliver her winning speech titled “Still Standing.”

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Alexander Wins Again!

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.

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2018! Time to Take Action

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:

  1. Write it down! Don’t let those goals stay trapped 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 let a lack of progress keep you discouraged
  4. Make yourself accountable. Ask a friend to be your accountability partner and have them check in on your progress

 

 

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December BSP Meeting Dates

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!

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Club Leaders attend Toastmasters Leaders Institute (TLI)!

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.

 

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