The meetings usually last an hour.
Please come and see what Toastmasters is all about.
This is not just about speaking, but better communications and leadership.
In this job market Toastmasters will help build your confidence which will help you with those interviews.
If you have any questions, please contact: Jackie Reid @ nvv.freetoasthost.info
Ms. Reid tells the Yelm Community Blog,
“NVV (Nisqually Valley Voices) is a fun and safe environment to help you conquer your fears. Although a young club we just made the President Distinguished club list. Come and find out what this is all about…
Im just so proud of our club and what it has accomplished.”
Jackie Reid holds ACB Advanced Communicator Bronze & ALB Advanced Leadership Bronze levels in Toastmasters.
About Toastmasters from their website:
From a humble beginning in 1924 at the YMCA in Santa Ana, California, Toastmasters International 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.
Most Toastmasters meetings are comprised of approximately 20 people who meet weekly for an hour or two. Participants practice and learn skills by filling a meeting role, ranging from giving a prepared speech or an impromptu one to serving as timer, evaluator or grammarian.
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.
Good communicators tend to be good leaders. Some well-known Toastmasters alumni include:
* Peter Coors of Coors Brewing Company
* Debbi Fields, founder of Mrs. Fields Cookies
* Tom Peters, management expert and author
* Linda Lingle, Governor of Hawaii