Paulette J. Bass Achieves Competent Communicator Status with Toastmasters International

Tue, 03/18/2008 - 11:18am
By: kittycat
03/18/2008 - 12:00pm
03/25/2008 - 1:00pm

High Noon Toastmasters, Club 5834, a local club of Toastmasters International, is proud to announce that Paulette J. Bass, a member with developmental disabilities, reaches Competent Communicator status on March 25, 2008. The Competent Communicator course requires a Toatmaster to develop and deliver ten speeches covering a variety of subjects, each increasing in length. The final speech in this series is an Inspirational Speech, in which the presenter's goal is to insprire the listener. The length is between 8 to 10 minutes. Persons without disabilities have difficulties completing this series. For Paulette Bass to complete this series with her handicapping condition is remarkable. Research with Toastmasters International World Headquarters indicate that she is the first person with disabilites to reach this status. Members of High Noon are extremely proud of Paulette and her achievement. As such her final speech is open to the public, and will be deliverd at the Fayette County Public Library from Noon to 1:00 PM, during a regularly scheduled meeting of High Noon.

“Toastmasters stand up to be seen, sit down to be heard, and sit down to be appreciated.”

Toastmasters International is a self-help educational organization to improve communication and leadership skills. Learning by doing and improving by repeating, Toastmasters offer constructive criticisms while providing experience in leadership and oral communication.

For more information about Toastmasters International visit the following websites:;; or For specific information about High Noon you may contact the club's president Alan Reyes at 770-314-5568.

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