kansas city, MO, November 21, 2019 --(PR.com
)-- Aaron Beverly emerged as the winner of the Toastmasters International Speech Contest in August 2019, the annual public speaking competition that includes more than 30,000 competitors worldwide. Performing the speech entitled “An Unbelievable Story,” Aaron provided a humorous take on the heavy subject of race and the importance of “acceptance despite difference.” This speech won him the prestigious title as the 2019 World Champion of Public Speaking.
“We are honored the 2019 World Champion of Public Speaking decided to share his lessons learned during our Winter 2019 training workshop for members and club leaders across our district,” said Joanne Monroe, Program Quality Director for District 22 of Toastmasters International. “His unique perspective will give members an opportunity to learn his speech preparation process, how to find the right mentors and coaches, and learn his tips for conquering fear of speaking.”
The Kansas City TLI is one of several leadership skills and club officer training workshops offered across District 22 to support Toastmaster International clubs across western Missouri and Kansas each year. “Our district’s vision that ‘Our members are engaged, educated and excited about their membership and success in vibrant clubs’ can only be realized when club leaders understand how to provide quality meetings in which each member can grow to reach his/her public speaking and leadership goals,” said Stephanie Srader, District Director for District 22 of Toastmasters International.
Storytelling and public speaking have not only led Aaron to engage audiences at Fortune 100 companies such as Vanguard, J.P. Morgan Chase and Wells Fargo; notable Universities such as Temple, Drexel and the University of Pennsylvania; but they have also allowed Aaron to travel to countries around the world including: Taiwan, Malaysia, India, and the extremely foreign land known as Canada.
In addition to his keynote address, Aaron will also deliver his “Speak Like a Champion” session during the KC TLI event. The Kansas City TLI will be 8:30 am – 4:00 pm on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at the KU BEST Conference Center, 12604 Quivira Road, Overland Park, KS 66213.
Interested parties can learn more on the Kansas City TLI page and register to attend via Eventbrite
About Toastmasters International
Toastmasters International is a worldwide nonprofit educational organization that empowers individuals to become more effective communicators and leaders. Headquartered in Englewood, Colo., the organization's membership exceeds 357,000 in more than 16,600 clubs in 143 countries. Since 1924, Toastmasters International has helped people from diverse backgrounds become more confident speakers, communicators and leaders. For information about local Toastmasters clubs, please visit www.toastmasters.org. Follow @Toastmasters on Twitter.