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Tahoe Toastmasters member takes second

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SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – Toastmasters is an international organization with clubs all over the world. Members practice public speaking to help them overcome their fears and develop communication skills. Additionally, they learn leadership skills that advance their professional careers and elevate their personal self esteem.

South Lake Tahoe’s local club, the Tahoe Toastmasters, was represented by Jason Collin in a recent area contest which included four clubs around the lake. It was held in Truckee on Thursday evening, Sept. 22. Jason competed in the Humorous Speech contest.

The speech not only had to be funny and entertaining but he had to speak for at least 5 minutes, but no longer than 8 to avoid disqualification.

His challenge was to make facts from research on ants engaging and hilarious. His speech title was “Pheromones Never Lie.” Not only did he accomplish this with roars of laughter from the audience, but he placed second among a group of very entertaining speakers.

Jason will be the backup speaker to represent the lake area in a Toastmaster District competition, which will be held at UNR in Reno on Saturday, Oct. 15, at 10 a.m. The winner of this competition could advance as far as the worldwide Toastmaster International contest for the world title.

Tahoe Toastmasters meets on the second and fourth Monday of the month at 7 p.m. The meeting location is at Chase International South Tahoe Realty office, which is located on the corner of Highway 50 and Tahoe Keys Boulevard.

For more information, you may contact Becky Andrus at 530-544-2616, Frank Dixon at 530-318-1574 or Jim Wire at 530-314-9008.

You may also go online to http://www.toastmasters.org.

If you would like to improve your communication skills and overcome your fear of public speaking, the Tahoe Toastmasters extends you an invitation to attend the next meet

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