Anna D. Banks Achieves Two Significant Milestones as Toastmaster

Toastmasters International announced today that Anna D. Banks has achieved both Competent Communicator and Competent Leader Awards
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July 3, 2011 - PRLog -- [Union, NJ]--Toastmasters International announced today that Anna D. Banks has achieved both Competent Communicator and Competent Leader Awards.

“Becoming both a Competent Communicator and Competent Leader is a great achievement,” said Pamela Winter, DTM, Lieutenant Governor of Education and Training, for Toastmasters District 83 (  “It requires a certain level of mastery of both communication and leadership skills.  Anna can really be proud of these accomplishments.”

After completing the ten Competent Communication projects, a member is entitled to the Competent Communicator (CC) award, and may add the post-nominal CC to their name for Toastmasters purposes. Once achieving the CC, the Toastmaster then can go on to more advanced projects. There are 15 advanced manuals in the Toastmasters program, each consisting of five projects. These include projects on sales presentations, speaking to inform, speeches by management, interpretative reading, speaking on television, entertaining dinner speaking, communicating with news media, interpersonal communication, and others.

To achieve the Competent Leader (CL) award, Anna completed the required ten (10) Competent Leader projects.  She may now add the post-nominal CL to her name for Toastmasters purposes.   After earning the CL award the Toastmaster can further refine and develop his or her leadership skills by working in the advanced leader program. Members working in this program are eligible for Advanced Leader Bronze (ALB) and Advanced Leader Silver (ALS) recognition.

Club President, Gints Gulbis presented Anna with special pins to recognize the milestones.  Ms. Banks joined Toastmasters in 2010 and belongs to Toastmaster Club of Union (

“I am very excited that I earned both Competent Communicator (CC) and Competent Leader (CL) awards during my first year of membership in Toastmasters,” said Anna Banks.  “The experiences gained while serving as Club Vice President of Public Relations, completing the Competent Communicator program and working through the Competent Leader program provided me with best practices that I’ve used in my running my business.   In addition to sharpening my communication and leadership skills, I have also gained a wonderful group of new friends! Thank you, Toastmasters!”

For more information about Toastmasters Club of Union, please visit or contact Adrienne Congleton at .

About Anna D. Banks, MAS, GCDF, CC, CL

Anna D. Banks, MAS, GCDF, CC, CL, is a work-life coach, professional trainer, speaker and radio personality for Living Fully After 40 Radio (   Banks serves as VP Public Relations for the Toastmasters Club of Union. She specializes in working with mid-life speakers, professionals and business owners who want to “Get Seen, Get Heard & Get Profitable Now!”

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Toastmasters Club of Union ( is an award-winning club in the Toastmasters International organization. We meet at 7:00 PM, every 2nd and 4th Tuesday at the Union Public Library, Downstairs Art Gallery, 1980 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ 07083.
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