Toastmasters Aim to Help Community

Toastmasters of Alameda — Alameda Tongue Twisters — hosted an open house at Alameda Hospital on Tuesday, Feb. 21, to encourage community members to take advantage of its activities. The groups says it is also Toastmasters International’s newest addition and recently chartered club.

The organization strives to support community members who are nervous about public speaking or looking for a safe and friendly environment to practice. Joining a Toastmasters club, members say, can help individuals sharpen their speaking skills, boost their leadership abilities and become comfortable speaking to an audience.

“What sets Toastmasters apart from other leadership training is the encouraging support from fellow members,”
said Kellie Wood, a current member and club secretary. “The support doesn’t just come from mentors, but members who are on the same track as myself. I am no longer fearful of speaking publicly, but very comfortable with it now.”

Alameda Tongue Twisters club meets at 7 p.m. every Tuesday weekly at the Alameda Hospital, in Conference Room A, on the second floor, 2070 Clinton Ave.

Janet Levaux