striking. By the last night, their confidence simply showed through as they spoke.
With minimal arm twisting, I managed to recruit nine Toastmaster Advisors. They served as the assigned evaluators for the
Speechcrafters, plus took turns as timer and impromptu speaking coordinator. Several of them also gave a short educational
talk, covering such matters as speech delivery, topic selection, speaking with conviction, and tips for organizing a speech.
Special thanks to Rev. David Ridge of Living Water Unity Church for supporting the Speechcraft program and opening the
church to use as our meeting place. Also, heartfelt appreciation goes to the Toastmaster Advisors Norm Frickey, David
Harrower, Kathleen Graff-Serino, David Lampe, Robert Miller, Brenda Penn, Randy Penn, Larry Scantland, and Joann Seethaler.
And most of all, hats off to Speechcraft participants Douglas Chambers, Lois Chambers, Pam Denny, Paul Denny, Gay Freeman,
Jan Manis, Ginger Stainbrook, Brenda TenCate, and Rebecca Winters for their courage and their commitment to improving as public