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Press Release

Top Toastmaster to Host NYC Public Speaking Workshop Jan. 6

Maya Lindsay
Published Date:
Dec 29, 2015

NEW YORK – (Dec. 29, 2015) – Public speaking specialist Rochelle Rice, a world renown toastmaster, and the New York State Society of CPAs (NYSSCPA) wants to help New Yorkers start 2016 with better communications skills.

The public is invited to attend a public speaking workshop Wednesday Jan. 6 at the Society's headquarters, 14 Wall Street, 19th Floor, in New York City, at 5:30 p.m.  Rice, a nationally known author and educator - who has appeared on national radio,
CBS The Early Show, ABC World News Tonight, Fox News, and in The New York Times and the Los Angeles Times - is one of only 66 accredited Toastmaster Speakers in the world.

During this event, which is being hosted by the NYSSCPA's Manhattan/Bronx Chapter, Rice will teach attendees:

  • The top secret to avoiding casualties in public speaking;
  • How to capitalize on creating a powerful speech structure and;
  • Maximizing dividends of one’s personal story.

The advance fee is $20 for Society members and $25 for non-members. There is an additional $10 walk-in fee on the day of the event. Go to or call (800) 537-3635 for tickets.

For more information, please contact Digant Bahl at (917) 620-9702 or Media members interested in attending the event, please contact Maya Lindsay,

Toastmasters International is a non-profit organization - with more than 15,000 clubs in 135 countries - that focus on developing public speaking and leadership skills through practice and feedback in local clubs since 1924.

Founded in 1897, the NYSSCPA, is the premiere professional accounting associationfor more than 28,000 members residing and practicing in New York State; encompassing all areas of public practice and private industry including government, education, healthcare, real estate, technology, entertainment and finance. It is the oldest – and the third largest such state society organization - in the United States.