2017 ToastNAAAPsters Open House

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Crush your fears of public speaking by joining NAAAP-NY’s Toastmasters Open House. 😎

Learn the secrets of success from three of NYCs highest ranked Toastmasters and TEDx speakers!
Please note the Open House is only available for NAAAP members to attend. Space is very limited – if you would like to attend, please email “Brian.Tsang@naaapny.org“. The happy hour following the event is open to Members and non-Members.


When: Tuesday, May 9, 2017 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM.

Where: Rennert New York, 2nd Floor

(211 East 43rd Street – between 2nd/3rd avenue)

NAAAP-NY’s Toastmasters Club (ToastNAAAPsters) will celebrate Asian Heritage Month and the club’s Second Anniversary with this Open House event.

The event will feature three NYC Metro Toastmasters Champion Speakers –John D. Lin, Karol Ward, and Brian Robinson. The trio will hold a panel discussion on the benefits the Toastmasters and TED program has helped them professionally and personally.

The achievements of the speakers speak for themselves – John D. Lin was the youngest to win best speaker in the NYC area at age 21 in 2005. Brian Robinson has given over 1,000 speeches and won best speaker in the NYC area in 2012. Karol Ward, a TedX speaker also won best speaker in the NYC area in 2010.

Light drinks and refreshments will be served. NAAAP-NY also be hosting a happy hour following the event at 8 PM for guests to network and connect with the speakers (more details to follow).

Speaker Summary Bios:

John D. Lin:

A National Award-Winning Professor. He was honored as Professor of the Year by St. John’s University, New York. He specializes in Advanced Public Speaking, Persuasion, and Business Communication.

Brian Robinson:

Expert public speaker, published author, & avid communicator: Brian has spoken to 30,000+ people as a business trainer/speaker and has delivered 1,000+ sales presentations. He’s been featured on The BBC, Good Day New York, The New York Post, The Times of London and 50+ news organizations worldwide. In 2012 Brian was Humorous Speech Champion for Toastmasters International’s District of New York and New Jersey.

Karol Ward:

Confidence expert and author Karol Ward, LCSW is sincerely committed to helping others find their inner confidence. She is a TEDx Speaker, delivering a popular talk on the power of the body-mind connection at the prestigious TEDxTimesquare in New York City. Karol credits her membership in Toastmasters for not only being offered the opportunity but for helping her craft a speech with impact. She is a member of the National Speaker’s Association.

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