What does this have to do with the Franklin Inn? Not much, except I thought you might benefit from this group too. Open house details are at the end of this post.
eInnSider email updates and our conversations at the
restaurant. This is where I am comfortable. Public speaking....that's a
different story. Speaking in front of more than a
small group...not what I want to do! It happens only when I have to or am
forced to but I rarely volunteer. I forget what I'm going to say, use the
wrong words, think of the things that "I should've said" afterwards,
etc. I think this lack of confidence in my oral
communication skills hinders my effectiveness in both my professional and
volunteer work. Over the years, I've wanted to work on my speaking
skills....one day...when I had time....until then I "delegate" public
speaking to others who I feel are better at it.
Well, a member of the Inn Group (the networking group that
meets at the Franklin Inn), Michelle Hall, invited me to her newly formed
Cranberry High Noon Toastmasters this past Summer. She is the club's president, so I made the time and went to
take a peek. Guess what? I loved it and I now attend regularly.
I have met wonderful people, learned so much from listening
to the other speakers (who are at various levels of speaking ability), and even
worked up the nerve to give three speeches of my own. These speeches were met
with encouragement and great tips to build upon. Since the meeting is only an hour long, its easy to fit in my schedule too.
There are a lot of "I"s in my writing
above because I personally am gaining from my Toastmasters experience. Toastmasters might be a great opportunity for you to also equip
yourself with tools to become a better communicator, speaker, and leader. Why
don't you come to the Cranberry High Noon Toastmasters OPEN HOUSE meeting and
take your own peek? And, then you can come to the Franklin Inn for lunch or a
margarita afterwards. Bring a friend (to both places!).
Here are the details:
You are Invited to Experience a Toastmasters Meeting!
Visit the Cranberry High Noon Toastmasters Club
OPEN HOUSE Meeting!
Monday, February 3rd
Check In at 11:45am
Cranberry Municipal Building, Council Chambers
2525 Rochester Road, Cranberry Twp, PA 16066
RSVP: Click here!
All guests are welcome - it is FREE to attend!
For more information, visit the club website at: www.cranberryhighnoon.toastmastersclubs.org.