January 20, 2021

County Commission on Veterans Affairs Supports ‘Toastmasters’ Program to Help Build Communications Skills and Confidence for Veterans; Next Meeting is Saturday, Jan. 23

A special chapter of the worldwide Toastmasters organization that was formed in Montgomery County to help improve speaking skills and build confidence for veterans will be held starting at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 23. The meeting will be held virtually via Zoom due to the COVID-19 health crisis. Montgomery County’s Commission on Veterans Affairs strongly supports the program as an opportunity to help veterans.

The special chapter invites veterans, wounded warriors, transitioning military personnel and caregivers to experience the Toastmasters program that works to build skills in public speaking, job interview situations and experiencing group settings. The program seeks to build self-confidence and maximize potential. 

To register for the meeting and get instructions on how to access it, go to the link via Zoom.

“Veterans sometimes leave military service with issues of various kinds—some obvious to others and some not so obvious,” said Wayne Miller, chair of the Montgomery County Commission on Veterans Affairs. “Often not noticeable is the lack of self-confidence that comes in moving to the non-military world. Toastmasters is one opportunity veterans can take advantage of to build the skills and confidence needed to succeed in their next steps in life.”

Toastmasters International is a nonprofit educational organization that was established in 1924 and teaches public speaking and leadership skills. It currently has more than 364,000 members in more than 16,200 clubs in 145 countries. For information about local Toastmasters clubs, visit www.toastmasters.org.