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 #12. Gain experience. Experience builds confidence, which is the key to effective communication. Joining a Toastmasters club can provide the experience you need in a safe and encouraging environment.

Leading a team? Preparing a presentation? Think different. Think DIAPHRAGM

Normally one thinks of confidence as a primarily mental feature. Now we are learning that the Diaphragm is the King Of Confidence. By exercising our diaphragms, we can build our confidence. Core principal: move the diaphragm a lot, and move large volumes of air. Singing and laughter are examples that do this by default.

1.) Think of your voice as an instrument; 2.) The person with the most inner confidence—with the most power—is the person with the most relaxed breathing patterns; 3.)The big takeaway: In-breath is thought and emotion. Out-breath is expression.

Visit Caroline Goyder’s Ted Talk on Secret of Speaking With Confidence:  https://youtu.be/a2MR5XbJtXU

(For further insights visit Rashid Kapadia’s blog posts: http://www.necessarybridges.com/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

Website

Location and Address

Dates and Times

Houston Galleria

http://hgpmt.org

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

http://1314186.toastmastersclubs.org 

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 

Southwest

http://swpmt.org 

Schlumberger Sugar Land Campus

The Forum 

210 Schlumberger Dr 

Sugar Land, Tx  77478 

2nd & 4th Wednesdays 

6:15pm - Networking 

6:30pm - Meeting Starts 

Woodlands

http://4748183.toastmastersclubs.org

Sam Houston State University 

3380 College Park Drive, 4th Floor 

The Woodlands, Tx  77384 

2nd and 4th Tuesdays 

6:15pm - 8:00pm 

 

Project Management Toastmasters Clubs - Tips and Discussion

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 #11. Use humor when things go wrong. If something goes wrong during your speech, tell a quick joke to help put you and your audience at ease. For example, if the lights go out, a good joke might be: “Who forgot to pay the electric bill?”

 

Advantage: Superior Speaker, not Superior Argument

 

We tend to believe, perhaps naively, that the superior argument, the more logical & rational argument, the more thoughtful & measured argument, will win the debate; or at least ought to win the debate.  However, the more closely you consider this belief, the more you will doubt it. When you consider the claim that only 7% of communication is based on the words used, 55% on body language, and 38% on tone of voice, you will become convinced that presentation is everything.

 

To convince, you must touch the audience.  Talk to the audience as if you are talking to a friend, and they will feel it.  Establish eye contact.  Make a connection.  Tell your story, but do not bludgeon with detail. Committing to excellence in public speaking is now more important than ever!

 

 (For further insights visit Rashid Kapadia’s blog posts: http://www.necessarybridges.com/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

Website

Location and Address

Dates and TImes

Houston Galleria

http://hgpmt.org

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

http://1314186.toastmastersclubs.org 

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 

Southwest

http://swpmt.org 

Schlumberger Sugar Land Campus

The Forum 

210 Schlumberger Dr 

Sugar Land, Tx  77478 

2nd & 4th Wednesdays 

6:15pm - Networking 

6:30pm - Meeting Starts 

Woodlands

http://4748183.toastmastersclubs.org

Sam Houston State University 

3380 College Park Drive, 4th Floor 

The Woodlands, Tx  77384 

2nd and 4th Tuesdays 

6:15pm - 8:00pm