The top honor was awarded to Asha Thomas for her enthusiasm and commitment for Toastmasters and her dedication to the organization, coupled with exceptional leadership, communication and team building skills. Asha Thomas, a project manager at IEEE has been a member of Toastmasters since.
"Asha is a wonderful Toastmaster exemplifying all the good qualities of communication and leadership skills and is always willing to help others to achieve their goals," said Sandy Scharf, DTM, 2011-2012 Division D Governor
Asha is a member of the IEEE Livewires Toastmasters Club as well as Aces. Currently serving as Area 43 Governor, Asha, consistently upholds the values of Toastmasters.
It's no surprise that Andrea Sadlowski, Immediate Past President of IEEE Live Wires Club had this to say about District 83's Toastmaster of the Year. "When Asha served as president of the IEEE Live Wires, she led the club through many firsts. During Asha's presidency, the Live Wires issued its first club newsletter, and later that same year, it's first "award winning" newsletter. It was the first year that the club ran workshops, with topics ranging from "Being the Toastmaster"
In a competitive job market, companies are seeking people with excellent communications and leadership skills. Toastmasters International, a nonprofit organization for more than 80 years has been helping millions of people face their biggest fears of public speaking. Through Toastmasters, participants learn how to achieve greater professional and personal success by sharpening their communications and leadership skills, as well as, learn how to raise their profile and market the skills acquired in Toastmasters.
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About Toastmasters International:
Toastmasters International is a nonprofit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of clubs. Founded in October 1924, the organization currently has more than 270,000 members in 13,000 clubs in 116 countries. Each week, Toastmasters helps more than a quarter million people of every ethnicity, education and profession build their competence in communication so they can gain the confidence to lead others. For information about local Toastmasters clubs, please visit www.toastmasters.org or www.Toastmasters83.org.