TOASTMASTERS OPEN HOUSE featuring Award Winning Guest Speaker Robert MacKenzie!

Robert Mackenzie has competed twice in the World Championship of Public Speaking and won Second place - an extremely difficult feat given the year-long competition among an initial field of 30,000 competitors.

As special guest speaker for Speakers By the Sea's Open House, Robert will share speaking tools to coach speakers-in-training.  Robert’s masterful understanding of stage technique, physical awareness and vocal ability offers specific tips and tools to embolden both the fledging speaker and seasoned veteran to unleash one’s unique potential to effectively communicate. Robert’s presentation on Wednesday, March 27 at 11am will provide the audience with key elements required in delivering a quality speech.  Come join us for an entertaining and enlightening session and learn how Toastmasters can help YOU to become a better public speaker.

Mr. MacKenzie is featured in the documentary film Speak, produced by Venice, CA, filmmakers Paul Galichia and Brian Weidling, chronicling the trials and triumphs of a group of people who joined Toastmasters to overcome their fear of public speaking and found themselves competing for the World Championship in 2008.

Toastmasters International is a nonprofit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of clubs. The organization currently has 262,000 members in 12,500 clubs in 113 countries. Since its founding in October 1924, the organization has helped more than four million men and women improve their skills for public speaking with poise and confidence.

Arrive by 10:45am.  Meeting concludes at 12pm.


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  • Gee E.

    It was a treat to hear Robert MacKenzie's speech. After he gave his speech he gave insight as to what he effectively used. Dynamic!

    March 29, 2013

  • Ms. L.

    Wow - what a FABULOUS guest speaker! I learned so much about the power of three and how to creatively embellish to enhance my speeches!

    March 29, 2013

  • Linda P.

    so sorry I couldn't make it...sounds like I missed a good one.
    Fingers crossed I can make the next one!

    1 · March 28, 2013

    • Mona

      I look forward to meeting you Penny..!

      March 28, 2013

  • Mona

    Speakers By The Sea was amazing yesterday. Robert MacKenzie our keynote speaker for Open House was totally awesome!! Gisel is by far the best VP of membership any club could wish for....!!

    March 28, 2013

  • Toastmasters Speakers by the S.

    Wow - the OPEN HOUSE was great with a fantastic presentation by guest speaker, Robert MacKenzie!

    March 28, 2013

  • malcolm

    Hope to make it.

    March 26, 2013

  • fran w.

    in the toast master world...this group is totally out of control and tons of fun!!! if you even think you are afraid to speak you should jump in on this open house!!!

    March 25, 2013

  • Linda P.

    may only be able to stay for a couple of hours...but interested to come

    March 25, 2013

  • Gee E.

    Open House sounds great!

    March 23, 2013

  • Toastmasters Speakers by the S.

    If you're interested in improving your public speaking skills, plan to attend this special event on Wed., March 27 11am - 12pm (Arrive by 11:45am as the meeting will start on time).

    March 9, 2013

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