DOWNEY - Toastmaster Club 587, an organization that helps develop leadership and speaking skills, will host an open house May 10 at 6 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Downey.Guest speaker will be Carl Walsh, a professional speaker, trainer and communications coach who has helped people from all walks, including business professionals, students and even Hollywood personalities, express their ideas effectively. Walsh won the district championship in the Toastmasters International Speech Contest three years running, and in 2009 was one of 10 finalists from 35,000 speakers around the world for the World Championship of Public Speaking. At the open house, Walsh will present ideas and lessons "on how leadership flows from communication and how leadership doesn't always come from the top." The church is at 8348 E. 3rd St.
********** Published: May 5, 2011 - Volume 10 - Issue 3