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Archived News Release from 2004

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Join Redwood City’s Toastmasters for Fall Open House Celebration

Redwood City, CA - November 9 , 2004 - City Talk Toastmasters invites the public to join in its fall open house celebration and awards ceremony at City Hall.

The event features a free pizza lunch, the chance to give (and hear!) exciting impromptu speeches, and enjoy a special speech designed simply to make people laugh. The fall open house celebration takes place at 12:30 on Wednesday, November 17 in Redwood City’s City Hall, 1017 Middlefield Road.

The free pizza lunch begins at 12:30, and then from 1:00 to 1:30 a special City Talk Toastmasters meeting will take place, featuring fun and interesting presentations, and awarding of the Distinguished Club ribbon and 100% Officers Trained ribbon to this local Toastmasters club. Interested members of the public may RSVP to the number above to ensure their seat for this event.

For over two years, City Talk Toastmasters has been meeting at City Hall and helping people improve their public speaking and leadership skills, in a fun and supportive atmosphere. Members of City Talk Toastmasters report improved communications skills, a greater ability to think quickly and clearly on their feet during impromptu speeches, and a superior skill in making quality presentations in front of large and small groups. City Talk Toastmasters is open to the public – here’s an opportunity to meet the current members, and experience a Toastmasters meeting.

Toastmasters International has a long reputation of helping people overcome their fear of public speaking, and of providing communications and leadership skills that are valuable in both work-related and social situations. Members learn by speaking to groups and working with others in a supportive environment. Some of the skills that Toastmasters members learn include: conducting meetings; giving impromptu speeches; presenting prepared speeches; and constructive evaluation. And, Toastmasters is really fun!

Visit Redwood City’s award-winning website at www.redwoodcity.org for information about the City and its services, the community, recreation programs, education, City government, and local business.

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Gordon Mann
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(650) 780-7493

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