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Join the Celebration of Redwood City's "City Talk Toastmasters"

Redwood City, CA - September 9, 2003 - Redwood City's newest Toastmasters club, City Talk Toastmasters, is celebrating its new status as a "Distinguished Club" and invites the public to join in celebrating this milestone occasion. In just over a year, this fledgling club has reached the goals set by Toastmasters International to qualify for "Distinguished" status. The goals include specific increases in membership, achievement of certain levels of proficiency by members, and officer training objectives.

The big celebration takes place on Wednesday, September 24 in Redwood City's City Hall, 1017 Middlefield Road. A light lunch begins at noon, and from 12:30 to 1:30 a special City Talk Toastmasters meeting will take place, featuring local speech contest winners and Toastmasters luminaries. Your RSVP is requested, so please call the contact number above to reserve your place.

For the last year-and-a-half, 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 website at for information about the City and its services, the community, recreation programs, education, City government, and local business.

Contact: Sophie Oberstein
Employee Development Manager
(650) 780-5956


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