"Since joining Toastmasters, my goal has always been to have a career in public speaking," says Joshua Sprague of the Comox Valley Toastmasters Club. "I'm excited and honored by my recent wins in the area, and excited for the opportunity to take things to the next level at the contest in Duncan. There are a lot of great speakers and guests at these events, and you learn a lot about yourself, and from others, through competition. Each experience makes you a stronger and more effective speaker. I'm honored to be representing our area at the division contest."
Philip Ney, who will represent the 60 Minutes Club in Courtenay adds, "Speaking at the event was fun growth experience, but the biggest benefit for me was listening to the other speakers. Not only did the speakers at the competition relate a wide variety of humourous experiences and thought-provoking messages, but they displayed originality and skill in their delivery. I look forward to learning from the examples of the speakers at the upcoming competition in Duncan. Besides providing great opportunities for growth, I've found Toastmasters to be a great form of live entertainment!
If you've been thinking about joining Toastmasters to improve your communication and leadership skills, the best time is now. The May 2013 provincial conference is being hosted by our Division and will be held in Nanaimo, so the next year will be an exciting one for Vancouver Island Toastmasters.
There are 3 Toastmasters clubs in the Comox Valley to choose from. For meeting times, locations and contact information please see our website: Toastmasters.ComoxValley.com or contact Beth Campbell Duke (250) 650-1527.
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The 3 Toastmasters Clubs of the Comox Valley work together to promote Toastmasters and build membership. This is the news release feed of: Comox Valley Toastmasters, Comox Toastmasters and 60 Minutes Toastmasters.