Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Toastmasters International - Proposals and Pitches

Toastmasters International's straight-forward method for proposals & pitches to persuade, following 4 steps:

  1. Determine your purpose.
  2. Analyze your audience and determine its needs.
  3. State your main message and support it.
  4. Urge the audience to take definite action.
For the local Blacksburg Toastmaster's club visit their webpage at http://3351.toastmastersclubs.org/


  1. I'm so glad you posted this! I was trying to tell HFES about Toastmasters last week, as I went to a few of their meetings when I interned at Ford, but I could not remember what it was called.

  2. Sure thing! The Toastmaster's Blacksburg club meets the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month at 7 pm, usually (but not always) at Blacksburg Public Library at Draper & Clay (sometimes at the Blacksburg Park and Recreation building). See http://3351.toastmastersclubs.org/ - And I'll be attending the next meeting if you care to join me!