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Leon County Commissioner Proclaims August 7th as Tallahassee Toastmasters 60th Diamond Jubilee Day
Commissioner Akin Akinyeme proclaimed August 7, 2012 as Tallahassee Toastmasters 60th Diamond Jubilee Day in Tallahassee, Florida.
In honor of the club’s sixtieth anniversary, Tallahassee Toastmasters held a special celebratory meeting at Westminster Oaks, Tallahassee, Florida. Over 30 people, including some of the club’s charter members attended this meeting. To prepare for the anniversary celebration, the club reached out to former club members, other local Toastmasters clubs, and members of the community.
The keynote speaker for the evening was Dr. Robert Greenberg who, in 1952 thought it would be beneficial to the Tallahassee community at large to establish a Toastmasters club. As the clubs first President, Dr. Greenberg provided a historical account of how the club was formed. The Tallahassee Toastmasters club was the first club chartered in Tallahassee and the second club chartered within the State of Florida. Today, there are approximately twenty clubs in the Tallahassee area.
Many people pay high fees for seminars to gain the skill and confidence needed to face an audience or build their leadership skills. Toastmasters International provides an option that is less expensive and held in high regard in business circles. Members of Toastmasters International:
• Learn to communicate more effectively
• Become more successful in their careers
• Become better speakers and listeners
• Increase their self-confidence
• Improve their presentation skills
• Increase their leadership potential
About Toastmasters International
Toastmasters International is a nonprofit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of clubs. The organization currently has more than 280,000 members in approximately 13,500 clubs. Since October 1924, when the organization was founded, it has helped more than 4 million men and women give presentations with poise and confidence.
Membership in Toastmasters is one of the greatest investments you can make in yourself. At $36 every six months, it is also one of the most cost-effective skill-building tools available anywhere. For information about local Toastmasters clubs, please visit toastmasters.org.