Toastmasters International is a non-profit organization that provides its members with training in public speaking and leadership. New members work from two manuals, “Competent Communication” and “Competent Leadership.”
On Thursday, Dec. 18, Parkhill presented her 10th speech out of the “Competent Communication” manual. At the conclusion of her speech, Distinguished Toastmaster and Past District Governor Bob Robinson presented Parkhill with a name badge displaying her new rank.
Parkhill can now go on to several advanced manuals tha cover aspects of public speaking. She has set a goal to complete “Competent Leadership” manual by June 2009 and to earn bronze-level honors in either the leadership or communication tracks by January 2010. Parkhill is currently serving as the club's vice president public relations for 2008-2009.
Vice president public relations
Toastmasters club No. 8731