Meet Your Committee

Michelle Senior

President

The boss

  • Toastmaster since October 2016.
  • Why did you join? – To hone my public speaking, develop and portray confidence, and to widen my network.
  • Biggest Learning – Effective public speaking is a skill and to master it you must practice, practice, and then practice some more. I used to believe that impactful public speakers had a gift but now I realise that anyone can have that ‘gift’ if they’re willing to apply the tools and techniques we learn at Toastmasters.

Ifeoma Okafor

Vice President – Education

Assigns club meeting roles and speeches

  • Toastmaster since June 2017.
  • Why did you join? – To become more confident at public speaking.
  • Biggest Learning – I’ve learnt and still learning how to calm my nerves when speaking in public. I have also learnt that public speaking is not only about being confident but also about the message (the structure and delivery).

Usha Nagasamy

Vice President – Membership

Helps guests and supports our members

  • Toastmaster since April 2018.
  • Why did you join? – Overcoming my limitations in public speaking to become an inspirational speaker.
  • Biggest Learning – I believe that people enrich our lives the most and so my biggest learning is from the interactions with the other club members.

Kevin Kalfon

Treasurer

Takes care of the money

  • Toastmaster since [TBC].
  • Why did you join? – [TBC].
  • Biggest Learning – [TBC].

Aislinn O’Toole

Vice President – Public Relations

Promoting the club

  • Toastmaster since [TBC].
  • Why did you join? – [TBC].
  • Biggest Learning – [TBC].

Figo Ulger

Sergeant at Arms

Logistics for meetings

  • Toastmaster since April 2017.
  • Why did you join? – to overcome my fear of speaking in from of people.
  • Biggest Learning – being vulnerable and understanding that its not a weakness but actually your greatest asset. Thats when the greatest connections will appear.

MARK WILTSHIRE

Club Secretary &
IT Support

Manages Club Files, and Manages website and IT Support

  • Toastmaster since January 2015.
  • Why did you join? – To improve my public speaking and help sell my own business.
  • Biggest Learning – By actually doing I am much better than I thought I was, and I am learning new skills every meeting, while having fun. It is also inspiring to hear everyone speak and learn new perspectives from every new member.

Gosia Syta

Immediate Past President

The last boss

  • Toastmaster since February 2016.
  • Why did you join? – To dust off my public speaking skills, increase my confidence and meet inspiring people.
  • Biggest Learning – I learnt how to “murder my darlings”, by which I mean leave out inessential parts of the speech, a very painful process. I learnt how to embrace pause. I learnt how to slow down. But most importantly I learnt to be scared and do it anyway..