Thursday, April 02, 2009

Gov. Perdue Declares Apr 19-25 Toastmasters Week in GA

In an effort to inform the public of the importance of public speaking skills, Georgia Governor, Sonny Perdue declares April 19-25, 2009 as Toastmasters Week in Georgia. Toastmasters Week is proclaimed in an effort to inform the public of the importance of public speaking and the benefits of improving speaking skills.

The fear of public speaking is one of people's biggest fears. In today's job market, companies seek employees who possess good communications skills. For over 80 years, Toastmasters International has worked to help thousands overcome the fear of public speaking thus enabling these people to achieve their career and personal goals.

Toastmasters Week in Georgia culminates with the District 14 Spring Conference to be held April 24-25, 2009 at the Atlanta Marriott Century Center. The conference features the Georgia Champion Speaker contest, Toastmaster of the Year award, and the Communication and Leadership award presented to a non-Toastmaster who exemplifies outstanding communication and leadership skills. Further information about the Spring Conference may be found on the District 14’swebsite,

Toastmasters International is a worldwide, nonprofit organization teaching skills in public speaking and leadership. Georgia is the home of 260 individual Toastmasters clubs. To locate a club near you visit For information about Toastmasters International visit

Photo L-R: Carol Lunsford, Public Relations Officer Division A District 14; Theresa Spralling, District 14 Toastmasters International Lieutenant Governor Education; Governor Perdue; Cindy Cannon, District 14 Governor Toastmasters International; Kene Iloenyosi, District 14 Toastmasters International Public Relations Officer
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