McDonalds Stanthorpe has donated $2000 to sponsor a six-week communication and leadership course to be conducted by Stanthorpe Toastmasters.
Trevor Burton, owner of McDonalds Stanthorpe, said when he heard about the idea of the leadership course “I knew this was something McDonald’s really needed to get behind”.
“I am a huge fan of Toastmasters and what the organisation does for people around the world and when I heard they were condensing several years’ worth of content down into a short course, I knew it was something the community would embrace,” Trevor said.
Tony Hassall will coordinate the course and said Toastmasters had made a huge positive impact on his life.
“Before I joined Toastmasters, I would be too nervous to say what I thought in a room full of people,” Tony said.
“Nowadays I have no problem standing in front of a room full of people and speaking with conviction.”
Toastmaster Alyssa Dunn said she likes “the supportive assistance members provide and through receiving helpful feedback my communication skills and confidence have improved; the meetings inspire me and I have met many interesting people”.
Tony Hassall said the course will be designed to meet the needs of each individual through the Toastmasters Pathways program.
“Some participants will be interested in gaining professional presentation skills, others in leadership skills and goal setting” he said.
“All participants will gain improved self-confidence and communication skills in a supportive learning environment.”
• Anyone interested please contact Julia Hassall on 07 4684 1322 or 0488 297 956.