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Jeriel Roberts Achieves Significant Milestone as Toastmaster

Jeriel Roberts Achieves Significant Milestone as Competent Communicator from Toastmasters International.

Union, NJ, June 24, 2011 --( Toastmasters International announced today that Jeriel Roberts has achieved Competent Communicator.

“Becoming a Competent Communicator is a great achievement in public speaking,” said Lisa Pantano, DTM, Lieutenant Governor of Education and Training, for Toastmasters District 83 ( “It requires a certain level of mastery of both communication and leadership skills. Jeriel can really be proud of this accomplishment.”

After completing the ten Competent Communication projects, a member is entitled to the Competent Communicator (CC) award, and may add the post-nominal CC to their name for Toastmasters purposes. After achieving their CC, the Toastmaster then can go on to more advanced projects. There are 15 advanced manuals in the Toastmasters program, each consisting of five projects. These include projects on sales presentations, speaking to inform, speeches by management, interpretative reading, speaking on television, entertaining dinner speaking, communicating with news media, interpersonal communication, and others.

Club President Gints Gulbis presented Jeriel with a special pin to recognize the milestone. Mr. Roberts joined Toastmasters in 2010 and belongs to Toastmaster Club of Union.

"The accomplishment of getting my CC shows that with dedication and practice my fears can be overcome,” said Roberts. “This process has led to a growing self confidence that goes past just for use in public speaking alone, but in other areas of my life."

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About Jeriel Roberts

Jeriel Roberts, MBA serves as Secretary/Treasurer of the Toastmasters Club of Union. Born in the West Indies from the Island nations of Trinidad and Tobago, Roberts moved to the United States in 1990. Jeriel worked in retail sales management, Club Demonstration Services, for over ten years. Roberts received his BS in Finance from Rutgers and MBA in Finance/International Business from Montclair State University.

About Toastmasters

Toastmasters International is a nonprofit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of clubs. The organization currently has 260,000 members in 12,500 clubs in 113 countries. Since its founding 85 years ago in October 1924, the organization has helped more than four million men and women give presentations with poise and confidence. For information about local Toastmasters clubs, please visit

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