EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. --
The Emerald Coast Toastmasters Club 1919 observed its 47th anniversary here Oct. 12.
The club offers development of communication skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth, according to its mission statement.
“The club is open to everyone in the Eglin community with base access,” said Tiffany Prophet, club president and a Toastmaster since 2008.
Other club benefits include: educational materials and resources on public speaking; listening skills; meeting protocol; technology in presentations; dealing with difficult employees or supervisors and effective communication in conferences and meetings.
Tech. Sgt. Henry Smith, a 33rd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron member, joined Toastmaster nearly two years ago. He joined the club for professional development and personal growth.
“Toastmasters helped me tremendously,” he said. “It is great for extemporaneous speaking and giving presentations. When I present aspects of the F-35 program to an audience, I have to communicate in a way they’re comfortable with. Toastmasters gave me the tools to do that. I would recommend this to any service member.”
The club meets Thursdays at the education center, bldg. 251, from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. For more information, call 882-9797 or visit the Emerald Coast Toastmasters Club 1919 link.