"Fellow Toastmasters, I'm Liz Coursen. I am here to change your life."
The KEY thing about putting on a purely public program is letting the community know about iT. My book the Book tourist talks a lot about the power of publicity and the book tour. publicity boils down to helping the media help you.
Question: How do you get publicity for your public speaking events?
Answer: You work for it!
here's a link to an op-ed I wrote for the sarasota herald-tribune about the sw fl week of public speaking, which we organized here in january 2014. In this article i share my fears about speaking in public and how i overcame them (through Toastmasters, of course!).
Here's a link to the great article by stephen crawford about my two programs in pensacola, published on january 25 in the pensacola news-journal: Pensacola news-journal article.Note: it's even better in person!
Here's another great article by Maria Sonnenberg about two programs in Brevard County libraries--two different programs, two locations, two days: Florida Today article.