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In the final days of her tenure as our first club president, Jackie looks back on the first year of WUSTL Speaks.
By Marcia Mannen On June 10 we held elections for club officers. There were speeches, laughter, and the passing of the gavel. Here the new officers share some of their darkest secrets, reasons they joined Toastmasters, and their plans for the club. Josh Lawrence, President Josh once sang a speed metal song in a band competition Read more ➡
By Chris Presley After spending eight days in Seoul, South Korea, as part of the Global Diversity Overseas Seminar Program, I not only have a better appreciation for South Korean culture, but have also gained a closer relationship with five other WUSTL staff members who traveled with me. Months of reading and discussing Korean culture Read more ➡
By Anna Eggemeyer This summer’s District 8 Toastmasters Leadership Institute (TLI), was a smashing success. Hosted by WUSTL Speaks, it attracted more than 200 attendees to Seigle Hall on Saturday, June 20. Many attendees remarked how organized the day was. The conference, chaired by Rosalind Early, featured keynote speaker Steve Malter from the Olin Business School, Read more ➡
Open House Contest Winner WUSTL Speaks is an Open House Contest winner! Our club will receive a $25 gift certificate for Toastmasters International. Contest Criteria: Host an open house and get guests to become members. We hosted our open house on March 18 and had 12 guests. Saul Solano renewed his membership and caused us Read more ➡
This month, we welcome Rebecca Linz O’Laughlin to WUSTL Speaks. She’s been working as an administrative assistant in the Comparative Literature department since August 2014, which is when she moved to St. Louis with her wife and their two sons. Her favorite book since she was 11: Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh. Favorite movie & Read more ➡
Club treasurer Kim Freels shares her thoughts on what it takes to get people to pay their dues. By Rosalind Early Why did you run for treasurer of Toastmasters? I am comfortable with numbers, and at the Brown School, I review our program budgets, and am also the treasurer for our program’s honorary society, Delta Read more ➡
By Chris Presley In April 2014, Troy DeArmitt had no idea what to expect of WUSTL Speaks or what it would mean to serve in a leadership position in the club. But Troy was elected Vice President Public Relations at the club’s organizational meeting. He hit the ground running and created the WUSTL Speaks’ website. Read more ➡