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Between the Lines
You meet your boss while walking down the hall, and
he/she asks how’s that special project coming along? Or you
want to some remarks at a boisterous public meeting. Or at a session
with clients, you are challenged on a statement you or a colleague
made earlier. Crisis time? No, not if you have had Toastmaster
of the sort described by Kathleen McGinn Spring (U.S. 1, January 23).
The article features a Toastmaster club at the Carnegie Center and
the human elements that make the educational effort worthwhile. Table
Topics, part of typical Toastmaster meetings anywhere in the world
— it is truly an international organization — are
and give the members splendid training in thinking quickly on their
feet and responding to those sometimes unexpected or even embarrassing
questions. Toastmaster offer the nervous speaker a warm and supportive
environment, one that I tell visitors can be used as a laboratory
for their presentations.
Decades ago I refused to give a talk to a large group at work on a
subject I knew well. Following that humbling experience, I vowed never
to say "no" to a speaking request. Toastmasters has given
me that confidence.
In this area are many people for whom English is a second language.
Among the people who phoned in response to the U.S. 1 article was
a man from Asia who wants to polish his language skills. Princeton
Toastmasters, a multicultural community club, looks forward to meeting
all those who called and welcomes them in the communications adventure
of a lifetime.
Princeton Toastmasters, 609-921-6685.
Thank you so much for the article on my dog park (U.S.
1, January 16). It has made a tremendous impact on my membership.
Since that Wednesday I have signed up 35 dogs. I have 13 more
and an additional 10 more applications waiting to be scheduled. Prior
to January 16, my website had a daily average session count of 41.
In the seven days following the article, the total session count
it rose to 1,140.
By the way, how did you first hear of my park?
Gretchen Zimmer, www.rockytopdogpark.com
aspects about U.S. 1 — how our deliverers bring in reports of
new businesses, and businesses that are moving. Marie Rendine, a
member of our team, found the Rocky Top Dog Park last December 5 along
Route 27 in Kingston. A reporter made a followup call the following
week and decided the enterprise had all the elements of an excellent
business story — as well as being an obviously terrific human
interest story. Some articles take much longer to get into print
— and some never see the light of day. It’s partly the luck of
How the delivery team reports on new businesses is also an important
topic during February, as we work on the U.S. 1 2002 Business
This week we will begin faxing and mailing coupons to all the
that we have on our roster. Please make any corrections to the
that we have on your business and return the coupon ASAP. Thank you
for your cooperation.
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