Lawrence D. Elliott, Proud Member of Toastmasters International | Amazon #1 Best Selling Author, Contributor to Chicken Soup for the Soul

Lawrence D. Elliott is a member of Toastmasters International - Competent Communicator

A Proud Member of Toastmasters International

Public Speaking – Communication – Leadership

I’m proud to be member of the Harbor Court Toastmasters (San Diego, California), which is a a member of Toastmasters International. I’ve earned the prestigious Competent Communicator designation.

Since 1924, Toastmasters International has helped people of all backgrounds become more confident in front of an audience. With 14,350 clubs located in 122 countries and with a membership of 292,000, each member seeks to improve his or her speaking and leadership skills.

Toastmasters International has also included well-known members from various fields. Here are just a few:

Napoleon Hill – Best-selling author of  the legendary book Think and Grow Rich and Presidential advisor

Chris Matthews – Author and host on MSNBC’s Hardball with Chris Matthews.

Leonard Nimoy – Actor, film director, poet, singer and photographer. He’s best known for his role of Spock in the television/film series Star Trek.

Nancy Brinker – Founder of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation and former U.S. Ambassador to Hungary.

James Brady – Two-term press secretary for U.S. President Ronald Reagan who inspired the Brady Bill.

Everett Alvarez – American POW during the Vietnam War; former Deputy Director of the Peace Corps and Veterans Administration

Walter Schirra – Late former U.S. astronaut; only man to fly in United States’ first three space programs, Mercury, Gemini and Apollo.

Debbi Fields Rose – Founder, Mrs. Fields Cookies.

Tom Monaghan – Founder of Domino’s Pizza; owner of MLB Detroit Tigers (1983-1992).

Tim Allen – Actor, stand-up comedian, star of television series Home Improvement.

James Lovell – Former U.S. astronaut; missions included Apollo 13.

K.C. Jones – Former basketball coach for NBA team, Boston Celtics.

Harvey Mackay – Best-selling author of the book Swim With the Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive.

William Bennett – Former Premier of British Columbia, Canada.

Peter Coors – Chairman of Coors Brewing Company.

Ben Couch – Late former member of Parliament, New Zealand.

Carl Dixon – Rock Musician, former lead singer for The Guess Who.

If you would like more information on how to join or you would like to attend a meeting as a visitor, click here.

My Road to "Competent Communicator" (10 Speeches Required)

#1 - "Icebreaker"
#2 - "Misplaced Value"
#3 - “A Billboard in the Middle of the Desert”
#4 - “How I Learned to Tell Stories”
#5 - "A Mind Stretched"
#6 - "DWS: Driving While Short"
#7 - "Loving a Rape Victim"
#8 - "A Thirst Quenched"
#9 - "Pigs Don't Fly!"
#10 - "Thank You!"