January 24, 2023

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MIT Presents How to Speak

by Lock Lyon

Patrick Winston’s How to Speak presentation at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has been an MIT tradition for over 40 years. Offered every January during the Independent Activities Period (IAP), usually to overflow crowds, the talk is intended to improve your speaking ability in critical situations by teaching you a few heuristic rules. Professor Winston’s collection of rules is presented along with examples of their application in job-interview talks, thesis defenses, oral examinations, and lectures.

Toastmasters can learn a lot about how to start a speech, how to use props and slides, tips on giving informational and persuasive speeches, the best ways to end a speech and tips and tricks for job interviews.


Consider volunteering as a Chair and earn a High Performance Leadership (HPL) credit. Here’s the available positions:

  • Education Breakout Chair
  • Contest Chair
  • Registration Chair
  • Bookstore Chair
  • Printing Chair
  • Sponsorships Chair
  • First Timers Chair

If you would like to Chair a committee or assist a Chairperson on any committee, Please contact PQD@62toast.com

What’s HPL? The High Performance Leadership project is required in Effective Coaching, Innovative Planning, and Persuasive Influence, and it is available as an elective in all other paths. This project includes 2 speeches and evaluations from a guidance committee that you select.

Now is the Time to Nominate New Leaders for 2023-24

The time has come for us to nominate District Leaders for the 2023-2024 year. The elected positions are the District Director, Program Quality Director, Club Growth Director, and 4 Division Directors. In order to be nominated you must meet the following qualifications at the time of taking office: Read More Here and Nominate!

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