Toastmasters to Host Open Houses
What is Toastmasters? No they don't make toasters. Toastmasters International began in 1924 at the YMCA in Santa Ana, California. It has grown to become a world leader in helping people become more competent and comfortable in front of an audience. The nonprofit organization now has nearly 250,000 members in more than 12,500 clubs in 106 countries, offering a proven - and enjoyable! - way to practice and hone communication and leadership skills.
Two local Toastmaster clubs are holding Open Houses during the month of June. Both groups meet weekly for approximately one hour. There is no instructor; instead, each speech and meeting is critiqued by a member in a positive manner, focusing on what was done right and what could be improved, in a warm and friendly environment. Good communicators tend to be good leaders. Businesses around the world have benefited from their employees experiences with Toastmasters.
If you would like to learn more about this non-profit organization, a quarter of a million members strong, worldwide, you are welcome to attend a meeting at one of the following locations:
The Real Talkers Club meets at the Pinellas Realtor Organization Building (4790 Ulmerton Road) at 9:30 on Friday mornings. For more information, contact Donna Moore at (727) 831-3416.
The Suncoast Caring Community Toastmasters meets at the Suncoast Hospice Garden House (5771 Roosevelt Blvd.) at 5:45 p.m. on Thursdays. For more information, contact Kelly Siegel at (727) 410-4322.
These Toastmasters groups would be happy to have you join them and experience first hand what their club has to offer you. Anne Morrow Lindbergh said, "Good communication is as stimulating as black coffee and just as hard to sleep after."
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