Area 64 – Open House – NEW DAY April 2, 2013

Why is Public Speaking the #1 Fear?

The Movie Speak, Attempts To Give Us An Answer


This event was originally scheduled for Feb. 19th and was blown off the calendar in the strangest two-hour freak snowstorm in Nevada County. But nothing can stop Toastmasters in their quest for leadership!  The new date is now APRIL 2, 2013

In our area, there are 5 different clubs that contain over 125 people from around Nevada County. They are known as Toastmasters and each one of them has a purpose for facing this fear. Some simply seek to be less afraid of speaking in front of others, while many more use the opportunities provided at each of these local clubs to improve their presentational skills and leadership abilities.

On April 2, these 5 local clubs will be hosting an Open House and a special screening of the film Speak at the Unitarian Universalist of the Mountains Church located at 246 South Church Street in Grass Valley from 6 pm to 9 pm ($5 donation is suggested to cover costs such as the film license and the space rental.)

Speak is a documentary film about the fear of public speaking, and the World Championship of Public Speaking competition. The films creators, Paul Galichia and Brian Weidling embarked on an almost two year journey – conducting hundreds of interviews about public speaking anxiety, and capturing every stage of the tense, highly competitive World Championship of Public Speaking. It all culminates in a week of fascinating human drama in Calgary, Alberta, after which one person is crowned -World Champion of Public Speaking.

“Funny, inspiring, moving and utterly absorbing.’

Ruth Schwartz, a member of the Empire Toastmasters Club in Nevada City says  “The entire community is invited to come meet their local Toastmasters and find out about the area’s clubs and how they have benefited others in our local community, and of course, to view the movie Speak”.

When asked about the purpose of this screening, Schwartz said, “This movie shows that we, as local Toastmasters, are connected to World Champions. It connects every Toastmaster, from their fears to their goals, and this is their well-told story.”

For more information please contact Ruth Schwartz at 530- 288-0180 or




Street Parking available and a public lot is one block away at S. Church and Neal St.