Toast with the most

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS - AN­GELIQUE PAT­TER­SON

AFTER a nine-month break, the Port Dou­glas Toast­mas­ters are back and ready to have a yarn.

Toast­mas­ter pres­i­dent Henry Cot­ter told The Gazette the not-for-profit group has helped him with his own con­fi­dence.

“I had not done much pub­lic speak­ing un­til I had done the course, it is about get­ting peo­ple’s con­fi­dence up talk­ing in pub­lic,” Mr Cot­ter said.

“We have a pro­gram we do twice a month on dif­fer­ence sub­jects to help give peo­ple con­fi­dence in pub­lic speak­ing.”

Mr Cot­ter is quick to point out Toast­mas­ters is not about hav­ing a drink and prac­tis­ing your toast, it is a group of pas­sion­ate speak­ers who help im­prove the con­fi­dence of oth­ers.

“We can help peo­ple who have a ca­reer to be­come more con­fi­dent giv­ing speeches in front of big groups, and any age is wel­come,” he said.

“I am the old­est mem­ber at 76, it is fun when you get the con­fi­dence and young peo­ple will ben­e­fit in their ca­reer through it.”

The Toast­mas­ters meet ev­ery first and third Mon­day of the month and the next meet­ing will be on Mon­day, Septem­ber 5, at the Bar­rier Reef Tav­ern.

For more in­for­ma­tion call Henry Cot­ter on 0418 152 253.

Se­cure your prop­erty: Con­sta­ble Will Devlin

Photo by NEIL WEAVERS

Or­der, Or­der:

Henry Cot­ter

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