Project Management Toastmasters Clubs - Tips and Discussions

    Project Management Toastmasters Clubs - Tips and Discussions


    Quote:"Those who tell the stories rule the world” – Native American Proverb - Toastmaster International's "90 Tips From 90 Years"


    Tip #13: Eliminate filler words. Using ‘umms’ and ‘ahhhs’ in your speech will distract your message. Briefly pause to gather your next thought, or take a sip of water.


    Stop Rehearsing! 3 Critical Things to Do Before Your Speech (Last minute cramming = not productive)

    Activity #1 — Study the Venue Logistics

    • Acquaint yourself with the speaking area.
    • Do an audio check if the room warrants it.
    • Plan where you’ll place props, notes, supplies
    • Decide where visual aids will be relative to you.

     Activity #2 — Meet Your Audience

    • Mingle with your audience.
    • Ask questions and listen to the answers.
    • Be interested and genuine.

    Activity #3 — Watch, Listen, and Participate in the Event Agenda

    • Listen to other speakers. (Is their message complementary in some way? How can you accentuate this?)
    • What themes or trends are present at the event? (Can you incorporate the theme in your speech?)
    • What is the mood of the audience in talks preceding yours?  (Can you add energy?)

     (Excerpted from Andrew Dlugan’s Six Minutes Blog

    You can learn more about telling your stories at a Project Management Toastmasters Club! Project Management Toastmasters clubs are open to all, but members are predominately professional project managers. Houston Area Project Management Toastmasters Clubs are sponsored by PMI Houston and aligned with the goals of PMI International.   Certified PMPs receive Professional Development Units (PDUs) for participation.  

    Visit a meeting to discover the benefits of membership! 


    Project Management Toastmasters Venue


    Location and Address

    Dates and Times

    Houston Galleria

    Houston Baptist University, Atwood 2 Bldg, Rm 202  

    7502 Fondren Rd 

    Houston, Tx 77074 

    1st, 3rd & 5th Wednesdays 

    6:15pm - Networking 

    6:45pm - Meeting Starts 

    North Houston 

    Denny's Restaurant

    12697 Gessner Rd 

    Houston, Tx  77064 

    (South of FM 1960 off FM249) 

    1st, 3rd & 5th Tuesdays 

    6:00pm - Networking 

    6:30pm - Meeting Starts 


    Schlumberger Sugar Land Campus

    The Forum 

    210 Schlumberger Dr 

    Sugar Land, Tx  77478 

    2nd & 4th Wednesdays 

    6:15pm - Networking 

    6:30pm - Meeting Starts 


    Sam Houston State University 

    3380 College Park Drive, 4th Floor 

    The Woodlands, Tx  77384 

    2nd and 4th Tuesdays 

    6:15pm - 8:00pm