Poster Session

Toastmasters’ Club on Campus: Extending Community Beyond the Classroom… Technical Students Welcome!!!

Track Designation: Professional Development

Abstract:
Toastmasters’ Club on Campus: Extending Community Beyond the Classroom… Technical Students Welcome!!!!
Are you Ready for Some Fun, while Sharing Good Speaking Skills? Can Technology and Communication get along???

This interactive workshop will present the overview and rewards of creating a Toastmasters’ Speech Club on college campuses. We will briefly outline the beginning and organization of our DeVry Toastmasters’ Club, a chapter of Toastmasters International.
Then we will explain a typical Toastmasters’ meeting (agenda included.) Officers’ roles and temporary jobs will be assigned.

This model Toastmasters’ meeting will encourage full audience participation. We’ll start an Inspirational Phrase, a Word of the Day and two introductory speeches kindly presented by NJ Edge participants.
Later, volunteers from the audience will offer one minute responses to our Table Topic: “How We RELATE to our Favorite Techy Gadgets.”

The meeting ends with Wrap up Evaluations and Friendly Feedback and Q and A discussion about the importance of clubs like these, especially with our technically-focused students.

Barbara Burke
Barbara Goldberg