The executive director of the West Prince Chamber of Commerce is hoping a recent Speechcraft workshop in West Prince will become a stepping stone to a Toastmasters International Speak-Easy program in the region.
Tammy Rix had attended a Speechcraft workshop in Summerside and subsequently arranged for the workshop to be offered in West Prince. Edith Hogan from Summerside Toastmasters was the instructor. “You meet new people; that’s what I enjoy,” Hogan said in describing the Toastmasters experience.
Connie Wedge was one of eight participants who successfully completed the six-session Speechcraft program. “I’m a bit nervous speaking in public,” she said. “I felt it would be beneficial to my business and I learned a lot.”
Rix said about 20 participants would be needed to form a West Prince Toastmasters Club. she will be seeking names of people over the summer who would be interested in a fall start-up.
The program helps with professional development, she explained.