Teri McDonald, Distinguished Toastmaster and 12-year veteran of the organization is bringing Toastmasters to Commerce City.
Toastmasters is an International non-profit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of clubs. There are 300,000 members in 15,800 clubs in 149 countries.
A Toastmasters club is a safe environment to practice giving speeches and trying out new skills for public presentations. Members follow projects that guide them through developing skills one step at a time. Positive feedback is given immediately from other members. There are several benefits to being a club member. One gets to work on presentation skills in a group setting, build confidence, self-awareness and leadership skills.
Teri, a Reunion resident, has continued to be a toastmaster member to be able to help and mentor others in their personal growth journey while continuing her own personal growth. “Toastmasters has enabled me to get hired as a public trainer which I did for 5 years and speak in front of audiences of up to 250 people. These skills are priceless to me”, says Teri.
The new club will meet weekly on Wednesday evenings at 7 pm at Fire Station 8 in the community room. A public informational meeting is planned for Feb. 16 at 7 pm at the Fire station located on Walden Street. If interested or if you have any questions, please RSVP to TeriFelixMcD@gmail.com or call 925-381-8690.