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  • When: April 30, 2014 @ 7:00pm
  • Where: Advancing Justice Los Angeles, 1145 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles CA
  • Pricing: Premium Member Pricing Pre-registered: $10 At Door: $15 Non-Premium Member Pricing Pre-registered: $15 At door : $20
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Effective Communication in Today’s World: Watch. Learn. Act.

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You may do great work, but if you cannot instill confidence in your superiors and/or clients through your speech, you will be left behind.
Don’t be left behind. Join APEX for a workshop on effective communication skills and further your career today!

Learn to use three powerful tools of speech: storytelling, humor, and technical visual aids from the communication experts of Warner Brothers Toastmasters!  Whether it is a public presentation, informal gathering, or business meeting, demystify the skill of effective communication and be heard in any situation.  Based loosely on the format championed by Toastmasters International--a non-profit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills since 1924-- the workshop will include three original presentations and three evaluations, followed by a 30-minute panel discussion open to the audience.  Get the help you have been wanting and ask your questions about quashing anxiety, having presence in a meeting, and being memorable.

Effective Communication in Today's Word: Watch. Learn. Act.
Wednesday,  April, 30th 2014
7:00PM – 9:00 PM
*Registration from 6:30-7:00 PM

Advancing Justice Los Angeles
1145 Wilshire Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90017 

Pre-Registration (ends 9:00 PM Monday, April 28)
Premium Members: $10
General Admission: $15

Premium Members: $15
General Admission: $20


Meet our speakers:

Bryce DeVincenzi
Bryce DeVincenzi is an Advanced Communicator Bronze Toastmaster. He joined Toastmasters 2 years ago, and he immediately became enthralled with the science, artistry, and real world application of crafting a speech. Toastmasters has helped him in many facets of his life, including his career as a real estate agent, and also as a community leader in Burbank.

Bryce has won several Toastmaster competitions, using speeches originating from his own life. By taking life experiences and building them into a story, a storyteller can connect with audience members. By connecting with an audience, the storyteller earns their trust and their attention. By earning their trust and their attention, a storyteller can deliver a message that is more readily heard.  When a message is heard, it can affect change.

“Some people have a way with words, and other people...oh, uh, not have way.” ― Steve Martin

Pallavi Ridout
Having won multiple awards in public speaking through Toastmasters International, Pallavi Ridout is a long standing member of the organization and has served as President of Warner Brothers Toastmasters Club. Pallavi has a passion for public speaking and shares her award winning communication knowledge and techniques by actively speaking at the university level and various professional organizations to assist individuals achieve personal excellence.

Born in Belgaum, India, Pallavi moved to the United States to pursue an MBA in International Business Marketing from George Washington University, Washington, D.C.  Now as the Director for Organizational Development at Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), she is responsible for organizational, leadership and talent development.  

Raajeev Aggarwal
Raajeev Aggarwal is a Distinguished Toastmasters (DTM), the highest award bestowed by Toastmasters International to its members.   He is the President and CEO of Compubahn, Inc., an Information Technology services company focused on software development, predictive data analytics and big data.  He is the founder of LaughiingTiies, a private invitation-only club dedicated to exposing its members (all professionals, some anal-retentive by own admission) to the world of laughter and humor. 

Raajeev is a stand-up comedian, humorist and satirist focusing on humor "with a message."  He performs regularly at comedy clubs such as Flappers, Ice House and Comedy Store.  He has won several rounds of Uncle Clyde's competition hosted by Flappers Comedy Club in Burbank and numerous awards in humorous and public speaking at Toastmasters.  He was awarded a BA and an MBA from Berkeley, MS from Stanford and an SOB by his wife of 24 years.

What is APEX?

The Asian Professional Exchange (APEX) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, non-partisan community based organization with multifaceted goals and purposes that are charitable, cultural and educational in nature. Established in 1993, APEX currently boasts an e-community membership of 10,000 members. Contact us