Classification Talk ---

 
When introducing your guest speaker, here is a little information that will help with your personal introduction, i.e., your Classification Talk:
 
You were assigned a classification when you joined relating to your business & position. When you have 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 should be brief before you introduce your program.  Your personal story can be elaborate or short.  To help you, some things you might want to include are:
 
Introduce yourself:
You live in (town)
Married or single
Spouse's name if applicable
Children and ages
Schools they attend
Spouse's business if applicable
Any famous children or do they do something special
Where you lived before. Where you grew up. Where you went to school
Where you met you spouse, if applicable Service?
Hobbies
Where you work now.  Where you have worked before (optional)
What your business does or sells. How long you have been there. What you do for the company or position.
Any special items you sell or special services your company does
What makes your company special?
Business History: how long it’s been there
Any business travels to other countries or places. How often. With group, family, individually
 
This is your big chance to "advertise" your company to Rotary members. We do want to know where your company is and what it does. Normally, we do not "advertise" in meetings.
 
You do 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.
 
The talk is not mean to embarrass you, but to let us get to know you as you want us to.
 
You are not expected to "come off" as a professional speaker. Most of us are not.
 
If you have something special to show us, you can bring it in.