Toastmasters International hosts demonstration meeting in Paris

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By Cindy Chambers

Sponsored by Bethel University, free event is open to public

Paris, TN— In keeping with Bethel University’s Mission Statement of creating “opportunities for members of the learning community to develop to their highest potential as whole persons,” the university is forming a Toastmasters Club that will meet at the nearby Paris campus.

Toastmasters International is the world’s oldest and largest communication and leadership organization, with more than 332,000 members in 135 countries. Far more than just a place to give speeches, members receive valuable feedback, lead teams, and guide others to achieve their goals in a fun, supportive atmosphere.

“Studies show that public speaking is American’s #2 fear,” says the group’s co-founder, Bethel University College of Professional Studies PR Director Cindy Chambers. “Whether you get weak in the knees when you get up to speak, or are already a confident public speaker, Toastmasters is a great organization. It’s affordable, meets just twice a month, and helps leaders learn and grow in a supportive atmosphere.” The new club will meet at noon on alternate Thursdays.

The public is invited to bring a lunch, meet new friends, and see how Toastmasters builds confident leaders during a free, no-obligation Toastmasters Demonstration Meeting at Bethel University’s Paris campus, 302 Tyson Ave., Room 210, Thursday, June 23, from noon – 1:00. Space is limited. To RSVP for this life-changing event, email Cassie Pence at