Thanks to the persistence of my vocal teacher, I found Toastmasters! I began my journey June, 2014 and here I am today. I am your District Director.
How did I make this journey of giant steps? After completing three different series of speech therapy for damaged vocal function and throat muscular abuse, I was in need of another approach to healing. Goals included being able to sing again, provide staff development sessions, project my voice and be able to speak more than a sentence with one breath of air.
Toastmasters and I were made for each other. My mentor (also my vocal teacher) encouraged me to quickly give my Ice Breaker; more speeches in the Competent Communication and oh, don’t forget the Competent Leadership. The more I did the more I wanted. I needed to continually enrich my experience ..the ME.
The call to Excellence is strong! I continue to practice, to learn. Providing the opportunity for others to have a successful experience is important. The benefits are enormous…Join me..Join ME!
And by the way, I have a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Education, a Masters Degree in Special Education; a career in education and administration for 40+ years; two married sons and six grandchildren who keep me very busy, 46 years of marriage under my belt and still trying to get comfortable with retirement….
It really is all about the experience……