Toastmasters Officer Conference

January 27, 2009 at 10:57 pm | Posted in projects, social | Leave a comment
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I went to my first networking event Saturday. Some of you may remember that I became an officer for my campus Toastmasters club last week. There was an Officers Training Conference this weekend and I had a blast meeting so many people there. I wish I brought a camera to show you how crowded the facility was.

It was a great experience. As the conference progressed, I realized that everyone here, whether they’d been involved with Toastmasters for ten months or ten years, started where I am now. On Friday, I have my first icebreaker speech. My nerves are rattled but I feel good about it. I know I’ll feel better afterwards having done it and I’ll feel better knowing specifically what I will need to work on. Knowing that I am facing these fears with a network of supportive, empathetic people fills me up with courage.

It also fills me up with a fresh urge to spread awareness of Toastmasters across the campus. I am so surprsied when people haven’t heard of the group, much less the fact that there is a KSU chapter. Last week, I posted sketches of the flyers and banners I designed. Here’s a copy of the banner so far:

Legacy Owls Toastmasters

I just need to receive the blurb about Legacy Owls and then a picture of an owl. πŸ™‚

I am going to record my icebreaker speech but I’m not sure at this moment whether or not I want to post it. πŸ˜‰ Let’s see how it goes!

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