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 

    Tip 7. Relax.?Breathe and stretch before taking the stage. Pause for a few seconds, smile and count to three before speaking.???  



    I would like to challenge the audience to submit their favorite nuggets mined from their personal journey or favorite authors.  Send your favorites to for inclusion in a future newsletter. 

    My favorite nuggets of personal wisdom come from Stephen Covey's best seller "The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People" 

    1. Be proactive 

    1. Begin with the end in mind 

    1. Put first things first 

    1. Think win-win 

    1. Seek first to understand, then to be understood 

    1. Synergize 

    1. Sharpen the saw 

    • Habits?1, 2 and?3?are focused on self-mastery and moving from dependence to independence. 

    • Habits?4,5 and?6?are focused on developing teamwork, collaboration, and communication skills, and moving from independence to interdependence. 

    • Habit?7?is focused on continuous growth and improvement, and embodies all the other habits. 



    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 Project Management Toastmasters meeting to discover the benefits of membership!? 

    Houston Galleria Project Management Toastmasters? 

    North Houston Project Management Toastmasters? 

    Southwest Houston Project Management Toastmasters? 

    Woodlands Project?Management Toastmasters? 

    Houston Baptist University? 

    Denny's Restaurant? 

    Schlumberger Sugar Land Campus? 

    Sam Houston State University? 

    Atwood 2 Bldg, Rm 202?? 

    7502 Fondren Rd? 

    Houston, Tx 77074? 

    12697 Gessner Rd? 

    Houston,Tx? 77064? 

    South of FM 1960 off FM249? 

    The Forum? 

    210 Schlumberger Dr? 

    Sugar Land, Tx? 77478? 

    3380 College Park Drive, 4th Floor? 

    The Woodlands, Tx? 77384? 

    1st, 3rd & 5th Wednesdays? 

    6:15pm - Networking? 

    6:45pm - Meeting Starts? 

    1st, 3rd & 5th Tuesdays? 

    6:00pm - Networking? 

    6:30pm - Meeting Starts? 

    2nd & 4th Wednesdays? 

    6:15pm - Networking? 

    6:30pm - Meeting Starts? 

    2nd and 4th Tuesdays? 

    6:15pm - 8:00pm? 


    Managing Up at the Southwest Venue

    Managing Up at the Southwest Venue  

    By Petar Vlasic, Southwest Venue Ambassador 

    If managing ourselves can at times be hard, and managing our employees and their various personalities, skills, talents, and goals can sometimes make us want to pull our hair out; well then, managing our supervisors might appear to be a rather insurmountable task. That is at least what we often subconsciously might tell ourselves when we are faced with having to drive our bosses to make a decision or otherwise help us push our projects along to completion, the topic covered at the August Southwest Venue Meeting at Schlumberger’s Campus in Sugarland, presented by Margaret Johnson of Ideal Training, Inc.  

    Keeping in line with the Southwest Venue trends, this informative session was filled with activities to help illustrate points, including a game of Red Light Green Light aimed at determining our risk tolerance. So just what is managing up partnership and how do we do it?   

    First and foremost, our partnering with our boss starts through establishing trust with our boss through consistency, integrity, communication, and consideration. Once mutual trust exists, partnership can start growing.  

    Second phase in this partnership consists of understanding our and our bosses’ strengths and weaknesses.  

    Third aspect of our partnership is to understand each other’s work styles and expectations so we understand how to fulfill our duties.  

    Finally, we learned that communication plays a major role in our ability to partner with our boss. We must communicate efficiently if we are to successfully go through all the partnering steps.   

    The August meeting was a great success.  We look forward to more awesome times rest of this year and we would love to see you there. We meet third Wednesday of each month, so come and join us for more sweet time filled with great speakers, learning, and networkingAll you have to do is register at and come to the Schlumberger Forum at 210 Schlumberger Drive, Sugar Land, TX  77478Parking and snacks are free for all attendees!