Palm Harbor FL Toastmasters Begin the 2013 International Speech Contest Process
Palm Harbor Florida January 23, 2013 - For immediate release. Every year, thousands of Toastmasters compete in the International Speech Contest and Table Topics Contest on a local level. Winners from the local division competition advance to district, semi-final and international levels.
"The international speech competition offers members of the chapter the opportunity to hone their speaking skills, think quickly on their feet, and develop their ability to communicate effectively with their audiences," says Frank Francomano, the Palm Harbor Toastmasters Club 8248 President.
In order to be eligible to compete, contestants must be an active Toastmaster and complete at least six speeches from the Competent Communication manual, the first manual in the Toastmasters program. All speeches must be original and meet a timed expectation of five to seven minutes.
Palm Harbor Toastmasters Club 8248 will be having an open house on January 31, 2013 and invites members of the community to visit their club during the International Speech Contest. Palm Harbor Toastmasters meets every Thursday evening at The Centre, 1500 16th Street, Palm Harbor FL 34683 at 7pm. There is no charge to attend.
Toastmasters International is a nonprofit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of clubs. Toastmasters inspires their members and help them with leadership, confidence, poise and presentation skills. For more information, please visit the club's website: http://www.phtoastmasters.com