Thursday, March 8, 2012

Public Speaking Northwest Holds March Officers' Meeting

Presentation Quote: “The best way to sound like you know what you’re talking about is to know what you’re talking about. ~ Author Unknown
Officers present included: Emery Jordan, Ken Knuckey, Pierce Loftin, Jan Skoog, Barbara Katz, Jean Tracy, and Prema D'sa.

Our President Barbara Katz led the meeting because she knows what she’s talking about. With her leadership we sailed through our agenda.
 Business Accomplished!
1. Our club dues every 6 month will be $14. It will be added to our International Toastmaster dues of $36 to make it an even $50 twice a year. This is such an inexpensive education for speaking and leading which gives each member plenty of practice. The dues are for:

·       Blue ribbon awards

·       Ballots

·       Trophies

·       Manuals

·       Special manual achievement awards

2. The officers agreed that Table Topics enhances our meetings by giving more members opportunities to speak, laugh and have fun. We will do our best to include them at each meeting.

3. To help Ken schedule members more easily, our president will pass the roster at each meeting for members to fill in their roles throughout the month.

4. To save time our timer will give very brief timing explanations for speeches, table topics, and evaluations. We will also ask our toastmaster of the day to keep comments brief.

5. Emery shared his public relations activities which included reaching online venders, cities like Bothell, Bellevue, Woodinville, and Redmond, local newspaper calendars which list meeting times and places. He will post flyers to local colleges, libraries, and churches. Honestly, we’ve never had such an active PR officer. Emery's terrific!

6. Since we don’t meet on April 1st, we’ll have our April Fools Day Celebration on Tuesday, April 3rd. This will be an Open House for members of the community. Tasty snacks will be included. Jan S. will be our toastmaster for this celebration.

Respectfully submitted,
Jean Tracy, DTM

 We welcome visitors at every meeting. Feel free to join us at:
Seattle Times Building
19200 120th Avenue NE
Bothell, WA 98011
Time: 12 Noon to 1:00 PM
For more information contact:
Emery Jordan


  1. Our officers receive special toastmaster training and are fun, efficient, effective leaders.

  2. I wish I had this leadership training at the BEGINNING of my career! FABULOUS.

  3. Thanks for the profile picture, Emery!

  4. Jean-I like the look of the Leardership meeting blog. The pictures really make a difference.

  5. Great meeting today. We had a visitor, and I received some very helpful feedback on my new speech.

  6. The meeting today ran smoothly. Jean and Emery add real depth. We are lucky to have them.