Toastmasters Presents One of the Best Public Speaking Classes in San Francisco
GGBA Business Toastmasters brings the world class public speaking techniques of Toastmasters International into a fun, supportive, peer driven environment.
Whether your personal goal is to become a better networker, a more influential salesperson or speaker, or a more effective leader, the GGBA Business Toastmasters is here to help. All GGBA members, partners, and their employees are welcome and encouraged to attend.
Ever feel that you lost business, not because you weren’t a good fit, but because your presentation wasn’t strong? Ever wish you could highlight your competitive advantages more skillfully? Negotiate more powerfully? Or close more quickly? No matter how exceptional your product, service, or idea –
if you can’t communicate with clarity and confidence, it won’t matter. Attend one of the best public speaking classes San Francisco has to offer and feel confident in your presentations.
GGBA Business Toastmasters will help you!
Toastmaster International, the renowned public speaking organization, is respected for offering an environment for professionals to master public speaking by working through a proven curriculum. Recognizing Toastmasters’ value, the GGBA board is working with corporate trainer Gina Grahame to inaugurate its own club that is limited to GGBA members and focused on business communications.
This new initiative offers practical communication skills training to excel in the real-life situations you face every day: with prospects, investors, customers, the media. GGBA Business Toastmasters will help take you “from Elevator Pitch to TEDTalk”! Gain powerful communication techniques in our public speaking classes, San Francisco LGBT networking opportunities, business connections, and other benefits.
Skills you’ll learn include:
- Controlling nervousness
- Opening and closing with impact
- Eliminating “um’s” and “ah’s”
- Creating effective visuals
- Building your confidence with practice
You can tap into the expertise of your fellow entrepreneurs to brainstorm solutions to problems you’ve faced in the past: to rehearse a critical upcoming presentation; to practice managing a sales meeting and skillfully fielding objections; and so on. The content and pace of your program are up to you.
Each twice-monthly meeting provides members a forum to practice their speaking and evaluation techniques. Recent member speeches and topics of discussions include:
- How to effectively introduce yourself and your business in a network setting
- How to prepare for impromptu speeches
- Media interview prep with postmortem review
- Practice your ‘biz pitch’ ahead of meeting with investors
Gina Grahame — Club President
Corporate Trainer / Executive Presentation Training for Women, Gina Grahame Presents
Creator of the ‘be authentacious’® Personal Empowerment movement
GGBA - VP of Partnerships and Board Member
- World Championship of Public Speaking Semi-finalist, Toastmasters International
- National Winner of Extemporaneous Speaking, Business Professionals of America