Each new member of
Rotary will be asked to give a "classification talk"
after they have been in Rotary for 1 - 6 months. You were
assigned a classification when you joined relating to your
business & position. This means you will be the program
of the day. It is your chance to tell members about yourself
and your business. It shouldn't be a big chore because you
should already know all the answers. Your talk can be 5 to
20 minutes long. You don't have to go the limit. We do try
to end meetings at 815 AM.
personal story can be elaborate or short. To
help you, some things you might want to include are:
live in (town)
name if applicable
business if applicable
famous children or do they do something special
you lived before. Where you grew up. Where you went to school
you met you spouse, if applicable Service?
Fishing, Camping or RVing, Ham Radio, Stamps, Computers,
Traveling, Boating, Flying,
you work now Where you have worked before (optional)
your business does or sells. How long you have been there.
What you do for the company or position.
special items you sell or special services your company
makes your company special
History: how long its been there
business travels to other countries or places. How often.
With group, family, individually
is your big chance to "advertise" your company to
Rotary members. We do want to know where your company is and
what it does.
not have to answer all questions above; they are intended
to give an idea of what to say if you need help getting started.
It is only intended as a possible outline.
is not mean to embarass you, but to let us get to know you
as you want us to.
not expected to "come off" as a professional speaker.
Most of us are not.
have something special to show us, you can bring it in.