Roaring Colorado Toastmasters Host Open House with Guest Speaker Devan Penniman

September 18, 2019 @ 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Glenwood Springs Branch Library
815 Cooper Ave #3427
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601

(GLENWOOD SPRINGS, CO, September 9, 2019)— Roaring Colorado Toastmasters is hosting an open house to allow the community to meet members and learn about what Toastmasters has to offer. Hear TedX Speaker and fellow Toastmaster, Devan Penniman share her talk, Own Your Space.

“Since day one at my first toastmasters meeting I received the critique “own your space”, says Penniman. “From doing my icebreaker, to being toastmaster, own your space has been a constant. Please join me as I explore what it means to establish my space and exist in the world after spending most of my life trying to hide in the background.”

Roaring Colorado Toastmasters provides a supportive and positive environment where members have the opportunity to develop their communication and leadership skills,” says Michael Clark, Club President for Roaring Colorado Toastmasters.

After hearing from Toastmaster and TedX speaker Devan Penniman, members and guests will enjoy a regular Toastmasters meeting that will include prepared speeches, Table Topics™ (impromptu speeches) and evaluations.

Club Member Bobby Branham, who has served in various club positions, will be the Table Topics master. “Table Topics are one of my favorite parts of the meeting,” says Branham. “This is where guests and members are randomly selected to speak for one to two minutes. It helps you think and speak clearly on your feet.”

Other speakers include Kimberly Henrie of Kimberly Henrie & Associates and  Dr. Stephanie Stanfield of Making Shifts Happen. Michael Clark, Publisher of Colorado River Neighbors magazine, will serve as Toastmaster(emcee) of the event.

Roaring Colorado Toastmasters meets each 2nd & 4th Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. The second Wednesday meetings are held at the Rifle Branch Library and the fourth Wednesday meetings are held at the Glenwood Branch Library. For more information about this event and the club, please visit

About Devan Penniman

Tedx speaker Devan Penniman is a baker and letterpress printer from Fruita, Colorado. She lives happily in the desert with her plants, husky and partner. Her current passion is bringing art and the community together and is in the process of starting a community print shop, to further push art, education and connection. She has been a part of Toastmasters for 5 months and it has been quite the journey. Penniman is excited to continue pushing past her comfort zone and exploring what life has to offer.

About Toastmasters International

Toastmasters International is a worldwide nonprofit educational organization that empowers individuals to become more effective communicators and leaders. Headquartered in Englewood, Colo., the organization’s membership exceeds 358,000 in more than 16,800 clubs in 143 countries. Since 1924, Toastmasters International has helped people from diverse backgrounds become more confident speakers, communicators and leaders. For information about local Toastmasters clubs, please visit Follow @Toastmasters on Twitter.

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