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Arboretum T.


Officer of PR


Austin, TX

Organizer since:

August 17, 2015


How do you rate your communication skills? Would you like to improve your public and leadership skills?

I have a Master's Degree in Communications from Northwestern University. I taught communications, including theatre, broadcasting, public speaking and interpersonal communication at several high schools in NYC as well as Educational TV at Columbia Teachers' College. I am the author of the book, Awareness High School: A Practical Guide for Self Discovery and Mastery for Students, Teachers and Parents

How did you find us?

I am the VP of public relations for the Arboretum Toastmasters club, so I manage this site.

What are your fears and frustration when speaking in public?

My biggest fear is managing my nervousness.

What would like to become in few months, after attending few meetups?

I want to become a professional public speaker.


I am Barbara Abbate. I was an educator in NYC and the artistic director of a community theatre Upstate NY. I am currently a facilitator for Truth Be Told which is a program that brings communication classes to incarcerated women here in Texas.

What Arboretum T. is saying about this Meetup Group

Great club. And you should definitely check it out..

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