Toastmasters District 48 is a chapter of Toastmasters International, a 501c3 nonprofit educational organization that helps members improve their communication, public speaking and leadership skills. In Pinellas County alone, they have 634 members in 41 clubs helping to build tomorrow’s leaders one person at a time.
From their application for Best Non-Profit:
"We are local people helping our community members develop the critical skills they need to be successful in their chosen field. Good communication skills aren’t optional today; they are a necessity. ... We have members who have gone from unemployed to employed and other members who attained promotions they could not have imagined without their newly acquired communication skills. Toastmasters membership is open to anyone over the age of 18 with dues costing about 20 cents a day — a price nearly everyone can afford; but the return on that investment is measured over a lifetime."
Toastmasters District 48 and its director, Lynn Perry, can be reached at 727-348-6591 or through their website, district48.org.
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