Batavia, NY- Giggles and snickers aren’t usually welcomed during a speaking contest, but that’s the goal of the Toastmasters District 65 Evaluation and Humorous Contest that will be hosted by the Multi-Cultural Communications Club at Genesee Community College on Friday, October 5, 2012.
The event is geared toward fine-tuning speaking skills that are generally outside the comfort zone of club members and participants. Toastmasters is an international organization aimed at helping individuals gain the confidence needed to become great speakers and leaders, and ultimately, to find their “voice.” The club’s mission is to provide a mutually safe, supportive and positive learning environment in which every member has the opportunity to develop oral communication and leadership skills that foster self-confidence and personal growth.
“We help members become confident, charismatic individuals and to gain practice to become the leaders, speakers and negotiators the global employment marketplace is looking for,” said Jacqueline Di Bella, GCC adjunct professor at the college and club advisor.
The light-hearted competition gets underway at 5 p.m. in room T119 of the Conable Technology Building on the Batavia campus. Reservations are required, with ticket prices set at $7.00 per person for a light supper. To reserve a seat, contact Jackie DiBella at email@example.com or at 585-278-8851.
For more information, contact Marketing Communications Associate Director Donna Rae Sutherland at (585) 343-0055 ext. 6616, or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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