Monday, January 23, 2017

STU ‘Toasts’ to Public Speaking, Leadership and Confidence



The Office of Student Affairs at St. Thomas University officially kicked off its chapter of Toastmasters International during common hour Wednesday, Jan. 18.

More than 145 students were in attendance to learn the art of public speaking and to effectively formulate ways to communicate better. Students gave impromptu speeches and learned various tips to enhance clarity, persistence and audience appeal. Other topics discussed during the event focused on the art of giving compelling speeches, making dynamic presentations, and being confident, effective leaders.

“This program will no doubt bring students together to develop skills that will serve them as future leaders in their respective fields,” said Richard McNab, associate vice president of student affairs.

Toastmasters International is a nonprofit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of clubs. Founded in October 1924, the organization currently has more than 270,000 members in 13,000 clubs in 116 countries. Each week, Toastmasters helps more than a quarter million people of every ethnicity, education and profession build their competence in communication so they can gain the confidence to lead others. For information about local Toastmasters clubs, please visit http://www.toastmasters.org/.

 For photos of the event, click here.

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