Portland Business Coach Joins American Red Cross Toastmasters Club
Stephana Johnson, A Model For Business and Leading Women's Business Coach in the Portland Vancouver Metro Area area joins Toastmasters American Red Cross Club Number 5352
Portland, OR, September 22, 2014 (Newswire.com) - “Toastmasters provides a supportive and positive environment where members have the opportunity to overcome their fear of public speaking and sharpen presentation skills,” says Stephana Johnson, a Business Coach who specializes in helping women small business owners take their business center stage. “Other benefits include the opportunity to increase one’s confidence, build critical thinking skills and become an effective listener,” says Johnson.
"There are many reasons to join toastmasters," says Johnson, "the reason I'm part of toastmasters and recommend it to all of my clients is because it's a very small investment to get out there and speak in front of a live audience."
Johnson has been involved in Toastmasters in various clubs for over two years. She will join the American Red Cross Toastmasters Chapter beginning in October.
"For me, the people I have met, like Dick Moser, Polly Hyke, these are my mentors. Not only as wonderful speakers in their own right, but as individuals who have integrity and are business leaders in their community."
"I've only experienced Toastmasters to support one another with creativity not competition. It's about community and connection here not competition. I think enterprenurs and small business owners need a safe space to build their confidence and get out their speak about their own businesses." says Johnson.
Some of the skills one can learn by participating in toastmasters:
- SPEAKING EFFECTIVELY
- SELF CONFIDENCE
- ASTUTE LISTENING SKILLS
- ABILITIY TO EVALUATE
- ARTICULATE IMPROVEMENTS
- ABILITY TO THINK AND SPEAK ON YOUR FEET
- LEADERSHIP ABILITIES
- ACCOLADES AND RECOGNITION
- VALUABLE FRIENDSHIPS
"All skills relevant to a women entrepreneurs and small business owners." says Johnson.
Stephana Johnson can be reached through her website www.stephanajohnson.com and 360-936-3374.
There are more than 14,000 toastmaster clubs worlwide
We welcome you to visit us at:
American Red Cross Toastmasters
American Red Cross Oregon Trail Chapter Portland
3131 N. Vancouver Ave
Portland, OR 97227
12:00PM - 1:00PM Fridays
For directions call 503-288-8806