ON COURSE: Trevor Burton and Stanthorpe Toastmasters president Logan Steele.
ON COURSE: Trevor Burton and Stanthorpe Toastmasters president Logan Steele. Contributed

Toasting to success of communication

A GENEROUS donation from McDonald's Stanthorpe will aid keen Toastmasters.

The company has donated $2000 to sponsor a six-week communication and leadership course.

"When I heard about the idea of this leadership course, I knew this was something McDonald's really needed to get behind,” McDonald's Stanthorpe owner Trevor Burton said.

"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.”

Tony Hassall will co-ordinate the course.

He said Toastmasters had made a huge and 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,” he said.

"Nowadays I have no problem standing in front of a room full of people and speaking with conviction.”

Toastmaster Alyssa Dunn said she liked the support and assistance members provided.

"The meetings inspire me and I have met many interesting people,” she said.

Mr Hassall said the course would 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.