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Leveling Up with Toastmasters: Build Your Speaking & Leadership Skills

Toastmasters is a family where individuals are able to improve their speaking and leadership skills in a nonjudgemental environment. Joining me in this episode are Troy Rand, Oris Martin and Samantha Inguanzo. Troy joined Toastmasters at approximately the same time I did, which was Fall 2021. Samantha joined Toastmasters during college, became a Distinguished Toastmaster and continues on today five years later. Oris stumbled into Toastmasters accidentally when it was offered at her place of work. Now 12 years later, she is a Distinguished Toastmaster and an Area Director.

Each brings their own expertise and background to our Sailfish Toastmasters Club. If you are looking for a club to join, check out our hybrid club where we meet every Friday from Noon to 1:00pm et. on Zoom and in person.

Toastmasters International is a nonprofit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of clubs. Headquartered in Englewood, Colorado, the organization’s membership is approximately 280,000 in more than 14,700 clubs in 144 countries. Since 1924, Toastmasters International has helped people from diverse backgrounds become more confident speakers, communicators, and leaders.

Host Bio: Allison Turner is the owner of BatCat Media Group, and its subsidiary Dream Plan Start Grow. Her passion lies in assisting entrepreneurs with business coaching and marketing to help bring their vision and business to fruition. She particularly enjoys working with new business owners, guiding them in developing their brand and bringing their vision to life. Allison’s love for entrepreneurship is evident in her desire to educate potential and new business owners about the journey of entrepreneurship. Through exploration and sharing of experiences, she hopes to empower and equip aspiring entrepreneurs with the knowledge they need to succeed.