PRESDENT – Nikita P. ACB, CL
I’d been lured to a corporate Toastmasters club fleetingly in the 1990s by a colleague when on an assignment in Texas. Twenty years later I realised that I’d regressed and decided to find a club and start again. My progress surprised me! I’d like to progress further to being a professional motivational speaker.
I joined Ascot Speakers soon after the club was founded, thoroughly enjoy the excellent, friendly and supportive company of fellow members and their commitment to attaining the highest standards.
The Club President leads the committee.
VP EDUCATION – Ann M. CC
I saw an ad on social media about a new public speaking club in Ascot. It reminded me that, while I’m known as a bit of a chatterbox socially, I’m anxious when speaking in formal situations. Within a year of joining Ascot Speakers, I represented the club at the area contest level and came third. I still get a bit nervous when I give speeches but I’ve improved my skills and confidence.
VP Education manages the club schedule and education programme.
VP MEMBERSHIP – Puveshni P.
VP Membership manages the membership information.
VP PUBLIC RELATIONS – Hassan S.
VPPR manages external communications and the member newsletter.
TREASURER – David B.
Public speaking used to terrify me beyond words. But I knew I wanted to do it. I’m not sure exactly where my desire comes from, but I think it’s got something to do with the warm afterglow of having achieved a public speech, having stepped well and truly out of my comfort zone and survived – and having actually been quite pleased at what I had done. The great thing abut Toastmasters is that it allows you to practice, and practice more, but without ever feeling like you’re (too far) out of your comfort zone!
The Treasurer manages the club finances.
SECRETARY – Liam K.
The Secretary manages the minutes at committee meetings.
SERGEANT AT ARMS – Melvyn P.
The Sergeant at Arms manages the club assets and sets out the room for our meetings.
MENTORING – Liam K.
The Mentoring Champion is the person who assigns Mentors to Members. Any Member can ask for a Mentor at any time. This is especially usuful for new Members. Mentors are other Members with a bit more experience.
WEBMASTER – Jacqui H. DTM
My company sent me to an image consultant to get ready for senior promotion. She suggested I join Toastmasters to improve my confidence and speaking skills. That was in 2001 and I’ve never looked back. Now, instead of being terrified to speak, I get paid to speak. How cool is that?
The Webmaster manages the webpages.