A&N Electric Cooperative opens Toastmasters club to public
A&N Electric Cooperative is opening membership of its Toastmasters International club to anyone in the public who is interested in becoming a better public speaker.
Reliability Rhetorics, ANEC’s Toastmasters club, was chartered recently at a meeting in April. The club was originally formed to help cooperative employees become more proficient public speakers.
“Chartering Reliability Rhetorics shows the commitment to our employees in providing an opportunity to enhance their personal and professional development,” said Janelle Dawkins, President of Reliability Rhetorics. “Toastmasters International has provided a platform for the employees of ANEC and now members of the surrounding community to conquer their fears of public speaking and have fun and learn at the same time.”
A&N Electric Cooperative invites members of the public who are interested in strengthening their public speaking skills. The club meets regularly at A&N Electric Cooperative’s Tasley headquarters.
Reliability Rhetorics meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 3 p.m. and on the third Monday of each month at 6 p.m. Both meeting times are open to the public.
“On behalf of Toastmasters International, I'm happy to welcome A&N Electric Cooperative to our Toastmasters family. I want to thank Mr. Butch Williamson, President and CEO, for supporting the club,” said Laura Allen, Area 15 Director of Toastmasters International. “Every club has its own personality. Reliability Rhetorics is friendly and welcoming. Under the leadership of Club President Janelle Dawkins, they are off to a great start.”
Toastmasters International is a nonprofit organization that has been helping people improve their communication skills and overcome their fear of public speaking for over 90 years.
The organization features a self-paced program focusing on speech writing and presenting to help its members become more effective public speakers.