Prince Rupert's Toastmasters hope to be doing a lot of talking following this holiday period, as the local group offers up a chance for a unique Christmas gift, the gift of gab and an opportunity to roast or celebrated your family or friends as they see fit.
The Prince Rupert Toastmasters Club, one of 16,600 such clubs worldwide dedicated to the improvement of public speaking and leadership skills, last week announced the availability of a one-of-a-kind Christmas gift opportunity for frazzled holidaymakers.
The “Christmas Talking” (pronounced “Christmas Stocking”) promotion allows members of the public to nominate a friend, family member or associate to become the subject of a short speech, which will be composed and delivered by one of the experienced orators of the Prince Rupert Toastmasters Club at a regular club meeting early in 2021.
Nominators receive a gift certiﬁcate indicating the scheduled date of the speech, and instructions to share with the nominee and selected guests so they can attend the meeting at which the address is featured. Nominees may elect whether speeches should be a humorous roast or a solemn tribute.
Leslee Bruce, President of the Prince Rupert Toastmasters Club, took note of the current restrictions that are in place owing to COVID and how the Toastmasters can still share in community spirit and goodwill this holiday period.
“Considering the COVID-related constraints of this year’s Christmas celebration, many gift-givers are scrambling to ﬁnd presents that reﬂect the creativity of our community,Our club is fortunate to have creativity to spare, and plenty of experienced public speakers eager to share their skills by honouring special individuals.”
As part of their project, the club is requesting that nominators make a donation to a local nonproﬁt organization in exchange for each speech nomination.
To book your toast, you can submit your information to this link. 24 hours after submission, nominees will receive a printable gift card suitable for presentation on Christmas morning.
One of the club’s most decorated public speakers, David Armstrong highlighted the enthusiasm that the local club has for the project.
“If you’ve ever thought that someone you know is worthy of a speech in his or her honour, this is the easiest way to make that wish come true. I’m frankly electriﬁed at the prospect of becoming conversant with the attributes of the many unique individuals whom I and my fellow Toastmasters will be immortalizing with well-winnowed, winsome words."
You can lean more about the Prince Rupert Toastmasters from their website and Facebook page
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