The message below from Bernard Joyce, President for the 2012-13 season, gives a good overview of why we attend Toastmasters meetings.
THANK YOU FOR for visiting the website of the Westport Toastmasters.
Toastmasters gives us a chance to become better Leaders and Better Communicators. Never were these two attributes in more demand.
With every level attained, our ability to Communicate through Public Speaking improves. At our club, we strive to ensure that everyone gets the opportunity to contribute. We also have a Club Mentorship programme for any member that needs extra support: our aim is, as far as possible, to enrich the individual member experience.
Our Leadership Programme supports and awards contributions to the club when members take on roles. And Westport Toastmasters not only helps our own members to develop but has also reached out to younger people in our community through the Youth Leadership Programme.
I look forward to seeing (and hearing!) from you at our next meeting: details are on our Time and Place page.
(You can view an online video of Bernard’s remarks inaugurating the 2012-2013 season on this page -Webmaster)