Moving homes and changing jobs can be the most stressful things in life. For some, public speaking is ranked #1. For others, it is a skill developed over time that no longer causes fear.
Outrigger supports this important skill development through its own chapter of Toastmasters. Toastmasters is a national organization (www.toastmasters.org) whose main goal is to help its members overcome their fear of speaking. Their mission statement reads, “empowering people to achieve their full potential and realize their dreams. Through our member clubs, people throughout the world can improve their communication and leadership skills, and find the courage to change.”
Our chapter is hosting an open house on Wednesday, May 24, 2006, from 12 noon – 1 p.m. in the OEH/Learning Center. We invite all employees to join us and be a part of the camaraderie. Our group is full of laughs and very supportive, as each of us strives to sharpen our public speaking skills.
The best part of our gatherings for me is the opportunity to get to know my coworkers on a personal level ~ something that I don’t always have the convenience of doing.
I’ve convinced you to check us out. If you have any questions, please contact Ray Kanemori, Chapter President; Laurie Hirata, Chapter Vice President of Education; or myself.We look forward to seeing YOU there.