JH at Eastern Toastmasters open house, April 5

If you're like most people, public speaking exists somewhere on your list of fears. Before an important presentation, you may experience rapid heartbeat, dry mouth, that deer-in-the-headlights look of dread, and then your voice begins to tremble. The remedy? Toastmasters!

Toastmasters is a nonprofit organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of clubs. The Johns Hopkins at Eastern Toastmasters Club is a welcoming community of faculty and staff who strive to strengthen these skills while in a relaxed, supportive setting. Meetings, held on the first Thursday (noon) and third Wednesday (4 p.m.) of each month, are open to all Johns Hopkins faculty and staff.

To learn more, stop in at the club's open house scheduled for noon on Thursday, April 5, in room A120, at Johns Hopkins at Eastern, 1101 E. 33rd St.

Parking is free! (Just park in a "Visitor" space and bring vehicle tag number to check-in desk.)

RSVP for a meeting or email the club with your questions: contact-3688804@toastmastersclubs.org

View a typical Toastmasters meeting: video.

Visit the Johns Hopkins at Eastern Toastmasters Club website for more information.