Members of the Articulators Toastmasters group.

Improving public speaking skills: The Articulators Toastmasters Club

The Nakusp club invites you to attend an open house on Tuesday, January 27, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Selkirk College (311 Broadway Street).

Do you want to become a confident public speaker and strong leader? Would feeling comfortable speaking in front of others help you in your work or personal life? Then come check out Toastmasters.

The Nakusp club invites you to attend an open house on Tuesday, January 27, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Selkirk College (311 Broadway Street). Come for the entire meeting, or drop in when you can. People with all levels of speaking experience are welcome.

The goal of Toastmasters is to improve communication and leadership skills through practice, peer feedback and objective evaluation. Visiting a club is the first step; there’s no need to participate — you can simply observe if you wish.

“I started attending meetings in spring 2014,” said member Galadriel Watson, “and the atmosphere immediately made me feel welcome. You’re eased into public speaking — you can be in front of the room for as little as one minute — and only tackle larger speeches when you’re ready. You always proceed at your own pace.”

Called the Articulators, the Nakusp club has been serving people in the West Kootenay since 1982. Members meet on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. at Selkirk College. If you can’t make it to the open house on January 27, please feel free to drop into any other meeting.


For more information about Toastmasters, visit For information about the Nakusp club and open house, contact President Reta de Wit at 250-265-4263 or



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