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Las Vegas resident advances to semifinals of the world’s largest speech contest.
Las Vegas resident advances to semifinals of the world’s largest speech contest Carolyn Pelletier rose above a pool of 30,000 Toastmasters participants
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Eighty-six district-level winners from around the world advanced to the semifinal round after a six-month process of elimination through club, area and district speech competitions. Their five-to-seven-
“I competed in my first Humor Contest at Area for my first club Voicelinks, just a few short months after joining Toastmasters. I did not place, but I had a lot of fun and gained a lot of confidence. I competed in Humorous at Division D in 2010. Again, I did not place, but what a growth experience. I competed in International and Tall Tales at Area D-2 and placed 2nd in both. This year was my first year competing at the District level,” says Pelletier. “I am extremely humbled and honored to represent District 33 at the semifinals of the World Championship of Public Speaking on August 16, 2012 in Orlando.” Pelletier is Personal Assistant for JoAnn Oppenheimer, an author and coach, in Las Vegas, NV in city, state. According to Pelletier, “I joined Voicelinks, my first club in 2008. I was working as a software support specialist for a large law firm in Las Vegas. My supervisor believed that I needed better communication skills. I saw the pleasant, smiling faces on the website for Voicelinks and decided they looked like a friendly group of people. Since that time I have belonged of many clubs in Las Vegas: Voicelinks; Premier Toastmasters;
The Toastmasters International Speech Contest is the world’s largest speech contest, involving 30,000 participants in 116 countries. It concludes at the organization’
To contact Pelletier, or learn more about the contest or Toastmasters club membership, contact Brian Rice, Public Relations Officer, Toastmasters District 33 at 702-518-0518, firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow Toastmasters International on Twitter @Toastmasters (#TIConv12) and District 33 @tmdistrict33.
About District 33
District 33 is one of 86 districts, which comprises corporate and community clubs in Central California and Southern Nevada. To learn more about District 33, please visit: d33.toastmastersdistricts.org
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.