For the Record: Secretary Cecily Stewart Hawksworth

By Jackie Lorrainne Cecily Hawksworth is an administrative assistant in Arts & Sciences. She volunteered to be club secretary at the club’s first organizational meeting and is the youngest Toastmasters officer. She finds timely and inspiring quotes to share each week, plans and takes minutes for our officers meetings, and was the creator and mastermind Read more ➡

Being Club President: What You Need to Know

By Jackie Lorrainne Being president is about meeting the needs of the club members, supporting them and making sure everyone is able to learn and grow in a safe, fun environment.  Planning meetings, setting goals, mentoring, resolving conflicts, representing the club at district events, attending training session, and promoting the club whenever possible are just Read more ➡

Contest Champions

By Rosalind Early On March 26, WUSTL Speaks members Mary Clemens and Troy DeArmitt took part in the area international speech contest and area evaluation contest respectively. This was Mary’s second time competing at the area level. In the fall she competed in the impromptu speaking contest. It was also her second time taking home Read more ➡

Showing What We’ve Got

By the Editorial Staff On May 18, members of Washington University’s staff got a taste of Toastmasters at  Staff Day’s inaugural Talk Soon Speech Showcase. Organized by Troy DeArmitt and Shirley Ikemeier, the showcase included the six best speeches of the year as determined by Toast of WU and WUSTL Speaks club members. (With the Read more ➡

Celebrating our Anniversary

By Anna Eggemeyer WUSTL Speaks celebrated its one year anniversary on April 29, 2015. For the meeting, Cecily Hawksworth spoke about the art of origami, complete with visual aids. She chose her speech topic, paper folding, in honor of our one-year anniversary. Paper is a traditional first-year wedding gift. While also drawing a helpful flow chart,  Read more ➡