Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Heather's Corner: Oro Valley Toastmasters: A Club to Build Confidence

Are you looking for a way to enhance your confidence in a public setting? Perhaps you find it difficult to express your thoughts to others? Or maybe you just desire an atmosphere where you can hone in on your friendly discussion skills? Oro Valley has a club that might be for you.

Oro Valley Toastmasters is a supportive and self-paced program in the setting of a neighborhood club, designed to build confidence through speech.

Each time you give a prepared or impromptu speech on what they call, "Table Topics," there is an opportunity for growth with other members pointing out your strengths and suggested improvements. At first you will be applauded for your efforts. With time you will be applauded for your skills.

Whether you are a professional, a stay at home parent, or a retiree, there are all times when we can use a boost of confidence or practice the art of being a good communicator. There is a great sense of ease that comes with being able to effectively formulate and express thoughts and I imagine doing so in the solidarity of Oro Valley residents adds to this benefit as well.

Think about visiting a meeting. The Oro Valley Toastmasters meet at the Golder Ranch Fire Station the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Mondays of the month, at 6:15 pm. For more information you can visit their website at orovalleytoastmasters.com.

Heather Nenadovich has lived in Oro Valley a total of five years. She has a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Arizona. Her husband is Canadian so she is a hockey fan by default and so are her two very clever children. When not being a mommy, she enjoys hiking in Catalina State Park, hand building pottery, and gardening. Her favorite things about living in Oro Valley are the towns recognition of art and culture, their commitment to preserving nature and the Christmas parade. (Also anything from GMG Chinese Bistro.)

1 comment:

Richard Furash, MBA said...

Please join us at the next meeting: this Monday at 6:15!