Anyone who knows me knows that I can’t get more than five minutes into a conversation without mentioning my favorite hobby — being a loud and proud public speaker as a member of Toastmasters International, Inc.! Toastmasters is a worldwide organization that amplifies its members’ speech writing, public speaking, and leadership skills through a network of clubs across the globe – and my club, The Presidents Club, is one of the best in the country! I have been a member for four years, and have served the club as Vice President for the past three years (2020-2023).
One of our newest members recently joked that I was so involved that they should be paying me a salary (P.S.- I agree! Someone send them a letter!). As Vice President, in addition to overseeing all club operations (including scheduling, onboarding members, showrunning meetings, and reporting), I also plan and execute all of our all of our club events and educational programs, which is one of my FAVORITE parts of the gig!
I truly cannot imagine my life without Toasmasters. It has led me to incredible professional speaking, networking, and even career opportunites that have impacted my life for the better - PLUS I get to call some of the smartest, savviest, and most talented people in Atlanta my friends. Needless to say, I am beyond grateful to have found a platform in which I am encouraged to be my most creative, energetic, and expressive self. See below to check out a couple of my favorite achievements from my time in the club thus far!
Most Enthusiastic Toastmaster
Toastmaster's Got Talent
Toastmaster of the Year
Designed and launched club’s official mentorship program
Helped increase membership by 150% in a single year by advocating for advertising on digital platforms
Innovated new “Tipmaster” meeting role to enhance the continued education component of the club experience
Executed Events & Workshops
Scouted and collaborated with local talent to execute 3 years' worth of fun and unique engagement events