The Sykes Group Shares Success Secrets in Toastmasters International Magazine

October 19, 2006 (PRLEAP.COM) Education News
Virginia Beach, VA, October 19, 2006—Ed Sykes was published in the September issue of the communication and leadership publication, Toastmaster, concerning how Joy Fisher-Sykes’ involvement in Toastmasters helped her successfully embrace an opportunity. The title of the article is “Prepared for Tomorrow’s Opportunity.”

Toastmasters International is the leading communication and leadership organization in the world, with over 200,000 members. In the article, Ed discusses how the Toastmasters development program helped Joy be prepared for an opportunity to film a television commercial and how Toastmasters program can help the publication readers fulfill their goals. By going through the Toastmasters program, Joy was able to think on her feet and become an excellent spokesperson for a real estate company

“Nobody can foresee what your opportunity will be, when it will come, or what form it will assume, but it will come,” writes Ed Sykes. “Like the old saying goes, ‘Preparation plus opportunity equals success.’ Toastmasters’ table topics prepared Joy for the initial telephone interview and on-the-spot script changes. Preparing and giving Toastmaster speeches, especially with vocal variety and gestures, enhanced her confidence and presentation skill. Taking on leadership roles at the club and district levels prepared Joy to ‘own her space’ when interacting with high-level people in diverse situations,” writes Ed in the article.

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