London resident is semifinalist in the world’s largest speech contest
Rene Vander Pryt of London, Ontario outshined more than 650 local participants to win the District 86 level competition of the Toastmasters International Speech Contest April 5th, 2014 representing South-Western, Central and Northern Ontario.
Mr. Vander Pryt, a member of ‘D+H Toastmasters’
Ninety one winners from districts 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-minute speeches were judged on content, organization, gestures and style.
“Toastmasters speech contests are an amazing opportunity to build your confidence, because you sharpen your skills and speak to many different audiences” says Mr. Vander Pryt. “I am looking forward to competing on an international stage in Kuala Lumpur!” Mr. Vander Pryt is a Client Delivery Executive for D+H with offices located in Toronto, London and across Canada. He joined Toastmasters in 2012 to become a better speaker and leader at work.
The Toastmasters International Speech Contest is the world’s largest speech contest, involving 30,000 participants from 122 countries. It culminates with the popular World Championship of Public Speaking held annually at the organization’
To interview Mr. Vander Pryt, learn more about the contest or Toastmasters club membership, contact Toastmasters International District 86 Public Relations Officer, Vitaliy Fursov. Follow @Toastmasters (http://twitter.com/
About District 86
District 86 is one of 91 districts, which comprises more than224 corporate and community clubs in Ontario, Canada. To learn more about District 86, please visit:www.toastmasters86.org
About Toastmasters International
Toastmasters International is a nonprofit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of meeting locations. Headquartered in Rancho Santa Margarita, California, the organization's membership exceeds 313,000 in more than 14,650 clubs in 126 countries. Since 1924, Toastmasters International has helped people of all backgrounds become more confident in front of an audience. For information about local Toastmasters clubs, visit www.toastmasters.org. Follow @Toastmasters on Twitter.
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