I joined Toastmasters International in August of 2013. The mission of the organization is to empower individuals to become more effective communicators and leaders, qualities I believe are absolutely crucial, especially as a journalist.
Here are the links to the blog posts that are based on the speeches I gave at Toastmasters.
In late August of 2014, I attended the International Convention in Kuala Lumpur, the first time in the organization’s 80-year history that their annual gathering was held outside of North America. Here’s a blog post about my experiences in Malaysia’s capital.