As Craig Challen, now our West Australian of the Year takes on a more prominent role, the public speaking skills he honed at Banyandah Toastmasters. With a naturally relaxed and understated style, his public speaking skills are being used on potentially a daily basis. Craig was heard being interviewed on ABC 720 on 31 October speaking eruditely on his and Dr Richard Harris’s experience rescuing the 12 Thai boys from a cave in the north of Thailand. The language he used was colourful and evocative truly describing the experiences of himself and his team.
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Banyandah Toastmasters held one of its two competitions on Monday 8 September. The Humorous Speaking and Table Topics Competitions were held. Pictured are runner up Ross Hinscliff and winner Lucy Leland with club president Kym Godfrey. Congratulations to both of you for your efforts! A great night was held with members from Maylands and Noranda Clubs in attendance.
Former Banyandah Toastmasters treasurer & member Craig Challen was dive partner to Dr Richard Harris and both were critical in helping to rescue the 12 Thai boys and their soccer coach from a cave north of Chang Rai in Northern Thailand. In this link, Craig is interviewed about the mission and discusses the incredible challenges that were encountered in this spectacularly difficult rescue. Craig Challen Interview
Don’t delay a minute longer! So many procrastinate with the things they really need to do in life. Public speaking training is one of those things. You know what- getting better at it is often not as hard as you think. But the longer you delay, the longer it will take you to improve. Ring or email us at Banyandah Toastmasters- Perth’s oldest Toastmasters Club. Make sure you come along to our next meeting, so you get working on your great asset- your communication skills! Remember you can visit first, even a couple of times and see if our club is for you.
Banyandah Toastmasters attracts people from Maylands, Kingsley, Bayswater and beyond, but members have been from New Zealand, Korea, Spain, France, China, India and many other countries. We are pleased to say we help build confidence in Maylands, Mt Lawley and all the countries people are from. When we live or return to these places we can help these places by improving our own skills and feelings of empowerment. More confident public speakers can may for more persuasive individuals who can impact things local to global! Come & join us in our quest for self improvement!