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 – Liam R.
VPPR manages external communications and the member newsletter.
TREASUSRER – David B.
The Treasurer manages the club finances.
SECRETARY – Karen S. ACB
I had to give presentations for work, and would literally have nightmares about doing them. Since joining Toastmasters, I have gained in confidence, which is good news as my career now revolves around a lot of public speaking – I even now enjoy it!
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.
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?