Submitted by Annick on
Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 11:15am
  • Are you a writer who has an upcoming public speaking engagement?
  • Maybe you feel at home in front of an audience but would like to engage the crowd more and sell more books.
  • Do you feel nervous during interviews or Q & A sessions?
  • Would you like to volunteer with confidence when public speaking opportunities present themselves?
  • Do you enjoy learning new techniques from other writers?
  • Are you a lifelong learner?

If you answered “Yes” to any of the above, you will benefit from a new program, beginning September 2014: a Toastmasters Club for writers.

How you deliver your writing to the wider audience is every bit as important as how you write it. The Toastmasters program provides a safe environment in which to practice for upcoming events such as readings, media interviews, panel discussions, and author pitch sessions, whether they are next month or next year.

Beyond learning the basic skills of crafting and delivering a presentation, Toastmasters members can focus on their own areas of interest, and they can do so at their own pace. And Toastmasters provides feedback that covers both content and delivery; it’s constructive, insightful and supportive. You will hone writing, listening and speaking skills, and learn to think on your feet and ad lib in public situations.

Toastmasters is not simply about giving speeches; it is about building confidence and creating leaders. Members grow both personally and professionally. Come to a Toastmasters meeting as a guest and you might stay as a member! Anyone is welcome at any meeting. Meetings at the Fed start Sept 4 and will run from 6:30 until 8 pm on the first Thursday and third Monday of the month. For further information contact Collette Saunders at 902-405-1701 or, or Rosemary Drisdelle at 902-445-2298, or

The first meeting takes place Thursday, September 4th at 6:30 PM at 1113 Marginal Road.