Please Note: This class has reached its capacity. No registrations will be taken online or at the door.

Making Memorable First Impressions | The Skill of Impromptu Speaking | Houston Center SBDC

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: Houston Center SBDC, 1455 West Loop South, Suite 900, Houston, TX 77027

Registration is no longer available.

If you are in business, you have answered questions such as “tell me about yourself” or “what do you do?” at meetings, networking events, conferences, social functions, and job interviews. Join us to learn how a structured and prepared approach can be used to confidently and effectively make a strong first impression when meeting people. At the end of the presentation, we invite you to stay and network, from noon - 1 p.m., giving you the opportunity to practice your new skills.


  • Become a better conversationalist and improve your professional presence
  • Learn the skills needed to create an impromptu response
  • Practice an elevator pitch
  • Develop critical and organized thinking skills
  • Gain valuable feedback in a safe environment

This class is geared for business owners who want to learn the skills to make a memorable first impression when meeting new people.


Andy Rennie, Talking Bull Toastmasters
David Bell, Talking Bull Toastmasters
Pat London, Talking Bull Toastmasters
Jo Simpson, Talking Bull Toastmasters
Basma Al Kakoun, Talking Bull Toastmasters

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Please Note:

Each person attending an event must have their own account. Multiple people may not register under one account.

The SBDC reserves the right to cancel a class for insufficient enrollment, weather emergencies, and other unforeseen circumstances. Should a cancellation occur, we will use the email you provided to contact you.

Preregistration is highly recommended. If an event is canceled or postponed and you have not preregistered, we will not be able to contact you.

If you choose to register at the door, you will need your mobile device to complete your registration otherwise you will not be allowed to attend.

Satisfactory meeting room temperatures are difficult to maintain. Always bring a sweater or jacket to ensure comfort.

No children under the age of 16 are allowed in the workshop.

Only service animals allowed - If you need to bring a service animal with you to a workshop please contact us ahead of time.

Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact the Houston Center SBDC at (713) 752-8488 for accommodations, or if you have questions about this class.


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