Toastmasters Meghan Simone (center) and Andrea Libby (right) talking to KHS Graphics Class.
CONWAY, NH – Two local Toastmasters Meg Simone and Andrea Libby recently visited the MWV Career and Tech Center at Kennett High School to teach upperclassmen how to effectively communicate and provide constructive peer to peer feedback. Simone and Libby are both local professional women who have embraced the Toastmasters program as a way to improve their presentation skills which provides benefits in both personal life and business. The two Toastmasters taught students the GLOVE Method and Sandwich Method for providing feedback.
Christine Thompson, Extended Learning Opportunities Coordinator, introduced the Toastmasters to the class. “At the Mount Washington Valley Career and Tech Center we strive to get students out into the business community and to bring the business community back to the students. It’s invaluable to have the students see the variety of possibilities in their respective fields of study”.
With that in mind, Graphics teacher, Justin Griffin met with Thompson to brainstorm some ideas. Videographer and KHS Graphics alum, Meg Simone, and Andrea Libby, a local IT professional, agreed to do a mini seminar on presentation and speaking skills. Thompson also mentioned: It was a timely and relevant lesson as this class is comprised mostly of graduating seniors.
Members of the community are always invited to attend a MWV Toastmasters club meeting. The club meets at 6:30pm on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Wednesdays of each month at Granite State College in Conway. Come and learn about Toastmasters! For more information about the club, please visit http://mwvtm.toastmastersclubs.org