PHILLY PHONETICS

TOASTMASTERS

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WHAT IS
TOASTMASTERS?

Toastmasters International is a non-profit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of clubs.

The mission of a Toastmasters club is to provide a mutually supportive and positive learning environment in which every individual member has the opportunity to develop oral communication and leadership skills, which in turn foster self-confidence and personal growth.

ABOUT

PHILLY

PHONETICS

A New Story Begins!

For years there have been too few Community Toastmasters Clubs in Center City Philadelphia to serve demand. Philly Phonetics is the beginning of a new club of public speakers and leaders.
However, while the club may be in its infancy, the resources are not. In addition to the Toastmasters Educational system which has been innovated and improved upon for near a century, this club has the backing of some of the strongest Toastmasters in the area who have first hand experience in building other successful clubs. You will benefit from their experience and enthusiasm for helping others to grow!

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Meetings

2nd and 4th

Saturday Afternoons

3:30 pm - 5 pm

Online

Until further notice, during the global pandemic,

all meetings will be held over Zoom.

Guests

As an open community Toastmasters club, we always welcome guests.

 

MEET THE

CLUB OFFICERS

LAUREL LORENZ

PRESIDENT/CLUB SPONSOR

Laurel was the 2019-20 President's Distinguished President of Panorama Toastmasters and is currently serving as a Toastmasters Area Director where she is growing her leadership by helping other club leaders grow their clubs!

Professionally she is research scientist and professor at Princeton University where she teaches leadership skills to molecular biology students.

KELLY WINTER

CLUB SPONSOR

Kelly is the current President of Panorama Toastmasters and has served on Leadership for 3 years. Each year she's been a member of a President's Distinguished Executive Board, and expanding on what was possible for every position she has taken on.

She took first Place in the Division Level International Speech competition.

JUNAID ABDULGHANI

CLUB COACH

Junaid is currently serving as the President of University City Toastmasters. He initially joined toastmasters to improve his presentation skills. Little did he realize that there was more to toastmasters than public speaking, as one can hone their interpersonal communication and leadership development. In life, you only get what you put in; and he strives to use this experience to enhance his professional, social, and personal growth.

VIRAL TRIVEDI

CLUB COACH

Viral is currently serving as the Vice President of Education for Panorama Toastmasters. He has fully embraced the values and challenges of the Toastmasters community. He was the first in his club to complete a path in the new Pathways education program and has proven how much growth is possible in only a short amount of time in Toastmasters as his confidence and competence have grown significantly.

FRANK PERRI

TREASURER/DIVISION C DIRECTOR

Frank has been a Toastmaster since 2014. While most in Toastmasters put most of their focus on speaking, Frank feels he has grown most from building leadership skills on his Toastmasters Journey. Frank lives by the saying that

"True leaders don't make followers,

they make more leaders"

In his personal life, Frank is a professional hypnotist and the owner of Philadelphia Hypnosis Center.

ANGEL YOUNG

VICE PRESIDENT EDUCATION/WEBMASTER

Angel, a Toastmaster since 2016, is a member of both Panorama Toastmaster Club and Philly Phonetics Toastmasters. After serving as Secretary/Sergeant At Arms from 2017-2018, she served as President of Panorama, leading the club to President's Distinguished during their 25th anniversary year. This was the first time the club achieved this honor since the 2012-2013 Toastmasters year. She also served as Vice President Education during the 2019-2020 year, which was the second consecutive year the club hit President's Distinguished. Her current leadership positions are as Area Director for Area C34 and Vice President Education/Webmaster for Philly Phonetics for the current Toastmasters year.

ERIC TRUMBOWER

VICE PRESIDENT PUBLIC RELATIONS

 Eric joined Toastmasters 3 years ago. As he pursues an MBA, a Saturday afternoon in Center City with a community club became very appealing. As the VP of Public Relations he promotes Philly Phonetics Toastmasters throughout the region for individuals interested in strengthening their public speaking skills in a safe and welcoming environment. Toastmaster has provided him a great opportunity to explore a wide range of topics that he otherwise would not have explored, and he encourages members to do the same. Professionally he is the Manager of Volunteer Services and Director of Camp Erin Philadelphia at Penn Medicine Hospice.

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