Speechcraft is a valuable training module offered by Toastmasters in WA. However, like all short courses the skills can be easily lost if they are not practised regularly after the course ends. Here are two stories of great success from Speechcrafters who joined Toastmaster Clubs and carried to achieve further success.
Peter Carrie joined Victoria Quay in July this year immediately after he had completed a Speechcraft Course. Peter has a supervisory role at the City of Melville which requires him to run training courses for staff. Like so many people, Peter is very competent at his job, but felt nervous and not very competent when he addressed groups.
Speechcraft and then a Toastmasters Club
So he did the sensible thing – enrolled for a Speechcraft course I was coordinating. He was one of 5 Speechcrafters in that course who decided to take our advice and continue the training on a longer term basis through joining a club.
Toastmaster at Victoria Quay on October 17, 2012
Peter Law is Vice President Education at Victoria Quay and was part of the Speechcraft Team. He arranged for Peter (Carrie of course) to be Toastmaster to practise the master of ceremonies role. Read a brief story about the result.
Friday Night, October 19, 2012
Hi David and Peter … just thought I would drop you a line to tell you that the citizenship ceremony went really well at the City of Melville last night and all thanks to Toastmasters!
There were 54 people naturalised and it was a vey special and enjoyable experience to be part of it – albeit some of the names were quite challenging ! I received a number of compliments from the Mayor and others present on my presentation. It was very gratifying.
The opportunity to be the Toastmaster at Victoria Quay on Wednesday night was a great dry run to lead into the duty officer role. I am actually starting to enjoy the role of public speaking now. That is a real change from 6 months ago.
I will fill you in on some of the lighter moments of the ceremony next Wednesday.
Coord Neighbourhood Amenity
City of Melville, 10 Almondbury Road, Booragoon, Western Australia 6154
Congratulations all around
This is a great success for Peter himself, for Speechcraft and for Victoria Quay.
There has been at least one other notable success from that Speechcraft course.
Jon did the same course as Peter and joined Victoria Park club. He was determined to progress as rapidly as possible so he joined a second club as well – Armadale. That was two clubs in July.
He has been working very hard on his skills and his Manuals. On Tuesday, October 9, he completed his CC Manual at Armadale and is now a Competent Communicator. waiting to receive his Advanced Manuals so he can proceed further. This is another success for Jon, for Speechcraft and for Victoria Park and Armadale.
Report and Photos by
David Nicholas DTM
District 17 Webmaster