Local Toastmasters Club Member Receives Communication Certification, Fulfilling New Year’s Resolution to Improve Public Speaking

Pleasant Speakers Toastmaster Kevin Ecarius received Competent Communication certification from Toastmasters International.

MT. PLEASANT, S.C., January 29, 2019 — Pleasant Speakers, a local area club of Toastmasters International, announces that its member, Kevin Ecarius, has received Competent Communication certification from Toastmasters International.

The Competent Communication program involves completion of 10 projects, ranging from organizing speeches and succinctness to vocal variety and visual aids. The program culminates with projects geared toward persuading and inspiring audiences.

“The Competent Communicator program helps members build on skills, one project at a time,” said Kathy Honan, vice president of education for Pleasant Speakers. “Our club is proud to see Kevin achieve this designation, enhancing his professional and interpersonal skills.”

“After a nearly two-year journey of striving to become a better public speaker, I was elated to earn my Competent Communicator certification from Toastmasters International,” Ecarius said. “I made the decision to seek out a local Toastmasters club on New Year’s Day 2017 as part of my resolutions. I highly recommend Toastmasters, and every journey begins with a single speech. Through my Toastmasters journey, I learned to listen, how to plan, give feedback and accept it, and most importantly, how to lead.”

Toastmasters International’s newest educational program, Pathways, combines proven projects from the Competent Leadership and Competent Communicator certifications, while adding modern, digital components.

Pleasant Speakers Toastmasters Club #7783 invites guests to attend meetings, which are open to the public. Meetings are 6:00 p.m.-7:15 p.m. on the second and fourth Mondays, every month, at Heritage Trust Federal Credit Union, 847 Coleman Blvd., Second Floor, Mt. Pleasant. There is no cost to attend, and no prior experience or club membership is required to join.

For more information, visit www.7783.toastmastersclubs.org or email Clark Thompson at rclarkthompson@comcast.net.

About Toastmasters International
Toastmasters International is a worldwide nonprofit educational organization that empowers individuals to become more effective communicators and leaders. The organization's membership exceeds 332,000 in more than 15,400 clubs in 135 countries. Since 1924, Toastmasters International has helped people from diverse backgrounds become more confident speakers, communicators and leaders.