After our Open House Meeting last week, we gathered at the Lion’s Head pub for the annual VanCore Open House / holiday party. And raised a glass to a stellar year.
Just look at those faces. Those are the expressions of people who have found their tribe. This is us. This is Vancore, circa 2022.
Looking around the table, we reflected on who we are to each other.
We are the ones…
Who keep track of each other’s filler words and time each other’s speeches.
Who laugh in all the right places and give compliment sandwiches full of constructive criticism that actually helps us all get better at this public speaking thing.
Who inspire one another to creep out of our comfort zones.
We are ghostbusters: collectively we exorcise the demon Stage Fright — just banish that bugger to the land of malevolent spirits where he can do no further harm. Overcoming the fear of public speaking is our mission.
We’ve always maintained that Toastmasters is, dollar for dollar, THE best investment you can ever make in yourself. Every passing year makes us more convinced that that’s true.
This is what you get with membership: a community of fellow mentors and supporters who have an interest in your development.
Think of it as a twelve-step group, with occasional nachos!
A professional-development circle, with chicken wings!
A family, without all the baggage!
Wishing you a great holiday season!!
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