Created: Thu, 18 Jul 2013 12:58:00 EST
Updated: Thu, 18 Jul 2013 01:06:51 EST
Inspirational speaker, blogger and musician Connie Carey will represent the state of Georgia in the Toastmasters 2013 World Championship of Public Speaking.
Carey, a member of the Macon State Toastmasters, is preparing for the Aug. 22 contest in Cincinnati, Ohio, by traveling the state and presenting her speeches.
On Monday, July 29, she will speak at the Macon Toastmasters Club at 6pm at the Peyton Anderson Building of the Medical Center of Central Georgia.
Carey’s speeches are “ A Teacher Affects Eternity,” illustrating that we all are teachers, through our action, attitudes and words, and “Leap”, the story of a mentally handicapped piano student she taught and the lessons she learned from him.
Some 30,000 contenders in Toastmasters clubs from 113 countries entered this contest on a local level, embarking on a year-long process of elimination through club, area and district competitions. The contest is now down to 88 contenders.
At the national level, a panel of 14 Toastmasters judges will evaluate the contestants on a range of criteria, including speech content, organization, voice quality and gestures. The speeches can cover any topic and must last between five and seven minutes, with a 30-second grace period.
Other information about Carey can be found at her website conniecarey.com.