When I tested the waters in the spring of 2016 at a Toastmasters Speechcraft, I noticed how attending a bi-weekly 1-hr meeting held me accountable to my commitment to my own growth and development. Unlike going to college and piling up thousands of dollars in debt, I instead invested about $100 and 36 hrs a year to build my self-confidence, learn essential leadership skills, and grow my professional network.
I have finally come to a point in my life where I can celebrate myself and my accomplishments and not care what anyone else thinks. I give myself permission to shine even when others are uncomfortable with it.
If you would like to celebrate with me and other DTM’s at the Distinguished Toastmasters Hall of Fame Luncheon April 18, 2020, at the Marriott, Atlanta-Emory Area, tickets are available for a limited time. Join us and see how Toastmasters can transform your life. Continue reading Distinguished Toastmasters Hall of Fame Luncheon
As the keynote speaker during Friday’s Opening Dinner, I will share my story of overcoming homelessness as well as resources for others affected by the epidemic of homelessness and poverty in America. On Saturday, I will join a dynamic group of community leaders and others who work for social justice in a panel discussion. Students and guests will have the opportunity to attend workshops, engage in community service and more throughout the weekend.
The summit takes place March 20-22, 2020 at Spelman College in the Camille Olivia Hanks Cosby Ed.D. Academic Center Auditorium and is hosted by Spelman College’s Bonner Office of Civic Engagement and Social Justice Fellows Program. Continue reading Summit On Homelessness & Poverty: Disruption 2020
It was my pleasure to share a few tips for those who aspire to become paid speakers on D44 Talk Radio last week. The energy was great and anyone from any walk of life can benefit from this message. Our stories can transform lives. Let’s learn to tell them in a way that touches, moves and inspires. I am Toastmaster Versandra Kennebrew, ACB, ALB. Join us for our next Toastmasters Experience. http://ardysstoastmastersatlanta.toastmastersclubs.org Continue reading Is There Life After Homelessness? Yes Indeed!