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IAP 2017 Activities by Sponsor - Ruth Levitsky

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Coaching in Effective Speaking with International Training in Communications members

Ruth Levitsky

Jan/12 Thu 12:00PM-01:30PM E51-149

Enrollment: sign-up to be coached-no sign up required for others
Sign-up by 01/12
Limited to 10 participants

Prepare a short 3 minute talk on any topic (yourself, your hobbies, your research, a toast) - or be assigned an impromptu topic- and receive feedback on your speaking skills: organization, vocal variety and body language. 

Information will also be available for those interested in the ITC club forming on campus (

Send an email to to sign up for coaching. Auditors are welcome!

January 12th: 12-1:30

Contact: Ruth Levitsky, 857-266-3400, LEVITSKY@MIT.EDU

Creativity + 7 Intelligences = Your Superpower

Ruth Levitsky, Toastmasters

Jan/28 Sat 10:00AM-12:00PM E51-145

Enrollment: Unlimited: No advance sign-up


Presented by Creativity Integrators: Cherylle Garnes, and Janet Johnson, 

with Guest speaker: Ruth Levitsky


A workshop that correlates creativity to the 7 Intelligences (first presented in Dr. Howard Gardner’s book Frames of Mind.) You will discover which intelligence your superpower fits. We will provide creative exercises and examples that involve all 7 intelligences. 

Come prepared to speak, think, interact with others, move, learn and have fun as you discover you own personal creativity mindset. Revised information will be provided. Come a little early for a bonus.

Contact: Ruth Levitsky, E52-415, 617 253-3399, LEVITSKY@MIT.EDU


Ruth Levitsky

Feb/02 Thu 12:30PM-01:30PM 4-237

Enrollment: Unlimited: No advance sign-up

Move over spelling bee. Just because you can spell a word doesn’t mean you know how to use it. From the editors of The American Heritage Dictionary comes the Define-a-Thon, a competitive word challenge.

Come see the best definers at MIT. Open to all in the MIT community: students, staff, faculty.

To compete, sign up here:

Audience members who are not competing, just drop in.  No need to sign up.  

Our word caller is Toastmaster Mary Agnes Mullowney.




Contact: Ruth Levitsky, E52-415, 617 253-3399, LEVITSKY@MIT.EDU