It is my privilege to welcome my friend, my patient and my fellow Toastmasters club member Jackie Rakers to THE PEOPLE OF TOASTMASTERS PROJECT! I’ve known Jackie for several years dating back to our days in the now defunct Tri-County Toastmasters Club of Virden, IL.
Jackie is an awesome speaker and an incredible leader as well. She is truly one of my mentors in Toastmasters International. She grabbed the bull by the horns back in 2010 when her dream was to start a Toastmasters Club in Montgomery County. I was honored that she asked me to play a small part in making that happen. We are both very proud of the club that Jackie has helped to build in Hillsboro, IL. She was the club’s inaugural President and she currently fills the role of Vice President of Education.
In 2009, I needed to conduct a community SPEECHCRAFT project to fulfill my HIGH PERFORMANCE LEADERSHIP Manual requirements, thus landing the coveted title of DTM or Distinguished Toastmaster. My friend Toastmaster Rakers was one of the key players in helping me to make that happen. It was an awesome and successful Speechcraft that went off without a hitch. I really appreciate all of Jackie’s efforts as she came through for me there in a big way. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!
Here I was blessed with the opportunity to interview Jackie Rakers, CC (Competent Communicator) about one of our passions: TOASTMASTERS.
Yours in Toastmasters & Video Blogging,
Toastmaster Todd Austin, DTM from http://ToastmasterTodd.com and founder of “The People of Toastmasters Project”.