April ’19 Member Spotlight

  • Name Helen Kelly
  • Date Joined Toastmasters Feb 2014
  • Home Club Livingston Speakers

Journey highlights

  • won a contest; Club Contest
  • visited another club- visited Linlithgow Speakers, Dunfermline Toastmasters, and Stirling Speakers all in Area 33

Why did you join Toastmasters?

I joined as I wanted to gain leadership skills to help with my work and voluntary commitments.

How has Toastmasters helped you?

It has made me more confident and able to deal with situations without panicking

What are you most proud of about your Toastmaster Club?

The amount of people who have benefitted from the programme and who have gained skills and confidence.

What’s been the highlight of your week?

Visiting Stirling Speakers, the newly chartered club in Area 33.

What are you working on now?

Workbook – speciality speeches

What’s the best advice you’ve ever been given?

Pause – I’m a pause promoter as this can help eradicate ah’s and ums.

What technology innovation made the most impact on your life and why?

My phone. I rarely use a computer now as I can send emails, take photos, use Facebook all on my phone. It’s easy to carry around and I can upload instantly.

What is the best thing that’s happened to you in the last year?

Becoming Area Director for Area 33

Where’s your favourite place in the world?

York

Who inspires you?

Pauline Dix my mentor and founder member of Livingston Speakers

What is your greatest achievement?

Every time I complete a manual is an achievement

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