Friday, December 19, 2008

Cynthia Parkhill is Competent Communicator

 Distinguished Toastmaster and Past District Governor Bob Robinson presents Cynthia Parkhill with a name badge displaying her new rank


LAKEPORT -- Cynthia Parkhill, a member of Toastmasters club No. 8731, Tenacious Talkers, has earned the rank of “Competent Communicator.”

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.


Cynthia Parkhill
Vice president public relations
Toastmasters club No. 8731
Tenacious Talkers

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

You get the media you deserve

Looking at past articles and columns that appeared in our local newspapers, I can’t help but wonder why readers didn’t weigh in on topics as important as Ramsay Clark’s effort to impeach President Bush. Or a revelation by Greg Palast that U.S. intelligence and facts were “fixed” to justify the invasion of Iraq.