PMI Portland Chapter

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  • Do you want stellar presentation skills?
  • Would you like to be comfortable speaking in front of any group extemporaneously on a moment’s notice?
  • Would you like to develop your leadership skills amongst other PMI members?
  • Would you find value in presenting to a group of project managers before having to step in front of a group of people at work?

If you answered yes to any of those questions, we have a solution for you!

PMI Portland Toastmasters!

We first got the idea for a PMI only Toastmasters Club when talking to a board member from another chapter who created a toastmasters club specifically for their PMI members. I was immediately intrigued.

I had committed to my own journey in Toastmasters in 2009 and loved it. The things I love the most about Toastmasters is it is a perfectly safe environment to practice my speaking and presentation skills. Imagine having that environment with other project managers who would understand my jargon and my travails.

Toastmasters international is an organization outside of PMI that provides a learn while doing course in Leadership, speaking and presentation skills. Toastmasters has their own successful process and has clubs across the world.

PMI Portland Toastmasters began meeting on March 4. We have not yet chartered (become an official club) because we are having difficulty getting commitment from enough people to satisfy the requirements for being able to charter. I’m writing this article to ask for your assistance with achieving our goal of chartering our PMI Portland Toastmasters Club. Without your help we will fold the club and have our existing members move to other clubs.

The cost to be a PMI Portland Toastmasters member is a onetime fee of $20 if you have never been a toastmaster before, and $36 every 6 months to maintain the membership. This equates to approximately $1.38 per meeting or $6 monthly. The fees are prorated so those of you who join in June would pay a lower fee.

If you think you would like to participate in a Toastmasters Club with other PMI members, I encourage you to attend a meeting and join the club prior to the end of June this year.

If this club folds there will not be a PMI specific club although there are several open Toastmaster’s clubs in Portland.

I, and the other charter members of PMI Portland Toastmasters Club, look forward to seeing you at a meeting soon.

Logistics

Wednesday evenings - 6:30-7:30pm

Everest Institute - 9600 SW Oak St., Tigard, OR 97223 – 4th floor, room varies, look for signs.


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