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Black Canyon Voices Toastmasters elect officers

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Photo submitted Newly elected officers of the Black Canyon Voices (from left to right): Edith Johnston, president; Peter Sullivan, vice president of education; Anne Janik, vice president of public relations; Nancy Pierce, vice president of education; Chr

New officers were elected for the local chapter of Toastmaster International in Delta. The new president of the Black Canyon Voices, Edith Johnston, has plans for the coming year. Since Toastmasters is about improving public speaking, each month members will present to the group various topics to help improve speech writing and speaking. Topics will include how to prepare an ice breaker, where the group gets tips on speaking about oneself (Sept. 1), and how to organize a speech (Sept. 15). "These are just a few of the sessions we plan to host to help members, and guests overcome their fear of public speaking and develop an effective speech," said Johnston.

The power of good public speaking can take you far. Learning to speak on your feet and express yourself effectively can be vital to one's success.

"Our chapter is very supportive and emphasizes professional growth. The goal is to make our members successful in all their endeavors, with communicating being the key component to personal success," she added.

Toastmasters International (TI) is a nonprofit educational organization that operates clubs worldwide for the purpose of helping members improve their communication, public speaking and leadership skills.

Black Canyon Voices meets twice monthly, the first and third Thursdays at 12:15. This month's meetings are Sept. 1 and 15 at the Forest Service office at 2250 Highway 50, Delta.

For more information, email mesawalker@gmail.com, call Peter Sullivan at 970-260-5030 or visit the Black Canyon Voices website: http://blackcanyonvoices.


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