Two speakers, Hayward Suggs and Beth Majerszky, from Lincoln-Way Toastmasters recently received first and second place respectively in their chapter’s International Speech Contest, and one speaker, Mark Avignone, received first place in the Evaluation Contest. They all will be heading to Lincoln-Way West High School on March 9th at 10 a.m. to compete in the Area Contest. Anyone is welcome to come on out and support their community toastmasters’ group.
Beth became a member September 2010 and what she loves about being involved in the Toastmaster competitions is the opportunity they provide for each of the members to challenge themselves; always being amazed at the innovative, creative and touching speeches that are presented.
Hayward became a Toastmaster around 2008 and feels that competition provides the opportunity to prove to ourselves that we are getting better, which is really what he believes Toastmasters is all about.
Mark joined Toastmasters six years ago and enjoys the competition the most because pushing yourself into a competition is a great way to challenge ourselves, making you a better speaker with each contest you enter.
The Lincoln-Way Toastmasters is a local chapter of Toastmasters International, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping its members overcome the fear of public speaking while enhancing their communication and leadership skills.
Toastmasters is open to all individuals over 18 years of age. The Lincoln-Way Toastmasters meeting is held at 7:30 P.M. on the first and third Thursday of each month at Lincoln-Way East High School. The meetings follow an organized agenda and gives everyone an opportunity to speak and listen more effectively.
Toastmasters is free to attend and membership fees, should you decide to join, are nominal. If you have any questions, feel free to check out http://lincolnway.freetoasthost.org/. Or, you can call Thad Gray, at 815-464-4414.