NEI Global Relocation Toastmasters Club has been recognized as a distinguished club for the third year in a row by Toastmasters International.
Toastmasters International is a world leader in communication and leadership development with over 345,000 memberships. In its five years, the NEI Toastmasters Club has helped members improve their public speaking, organization, and leadership skills. The club has also helped NEI employees with their overall professional development and presentation training.
President of the club, Robert Crider, stated that “Learning to confidently articulate ourselves generates enormous benefits in all facets of club members’ lives.” Crider continued, “Everyone who participates develops the technical skills required by public speaking, but long-standing members who have made a sustained effort over time have really distinguished themselves by acquiring radically improved fluency, situational awareness, fearlessness, and the ability to project their unique authenticity.”
Pati Carr, current member and Director of Talent Development at NEI, talked about the club’s benefits, “Members have consistently expressed how their participation has made them more comfortable in their job and in their personal life. One member mentioned that if it were not for Toastmasters, she would not have been able to provide the eulogy at her Mother’s funeral.” Carr continued about the importance of the meetings, “Countless members have expressed how wonderful they feel after having attended a club meeting – even when they were busy – because the group helps them connect with others they may not normally see on a day-to-day basis and have fun while learning and growing.” Carr also talked about how active listening, time management, and mentoring are just a few skills that not only benefit the members, but NEI and our clients.
“The club meets biweekly over the lunch hour to make sure they are not taking out of their work day. This allows for the time commitment of the club to be achievable by even busy employees,” Crider says. If employees would like to get involved, simply contact your manager. Congratulations NEI Toastmasters Club, keep up the good work!