Toastmasters can help set you apart

What sets you apart in the workplace? What sets you apart from others on the battleground of job seekers? If experience and education are equal, what sets you apart from everyone else out there? Senior leaders, human resource professionals and hiring managers have agreed for years that communication skills (verbal and nonverbal) clearly set people apart from each other. Communication skills are logically linked to leadership abilities.

By joining a Toastmasters club, you will concentrate on building your communication skills and enhancing your leadership abilities. What is your first thought when you are asked to give a presentation? Do you embrace the notion of sharing a message with people or do you feel some fear and anxiety just thinking about speaking in public? 

Toastmasters can offer you something called “exposure therapy” to public speaking and presenting. Public speaking fear and anxiety can be managed when people expose themselves to speaking on a continuous basis in the Toastmasters club meetings. These meetings offer a safe environment and are also educational and fun. 

If you want to set yourself apart and hone your communication and leadership abilities, consider joining the Word Warriors Toastmasters Club. Come for a visit any time to check it out. We meet the second and fourth Thursday of each month promptly at 6:45 p.m. in the Dover Room of Westlake Porter Public Library, located at 27333 Center Ridge Road.

Since 1924, more than four million people across the globe have had membership in Toastmasters International. Today, Toastmasters International counts more than 260,000 members around the globe.

For more information about our club, please contact Chris Redovan at or call Kitty Brandal at 419-239-5732.  

Dr. Kitty Brandal

Dr. Kitty Brandal is the President of Corporate Compass Training and Development

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