The Morning Bulletin advertising manager Jens Kraeft. Photo: Tamara MacKenzie / The Morning Bulletin
The Morning Bulletin advertising manager Jens Kraeft. Photo: Tamara MacKenzie / The Morning Bulletin Tamara MacKenzie

New Toastmasters club is the business for entrepreneurs

ENTREPRENEURS Capricorn Toastmasters Club is the newest public speaking group for those with an interest in business.

The club, which is an extension of the Rockhampton Boomerang Toastmasters Club, has branched out so that those who can't make meetings after work have a chance to attend morning meetings.

The new Toastmasters club provided great networking opportunities for business people in Rockhampton.

Club interim vice-president public relations Jens Kraeft said the club's main focus was to support creativity and develop communication and leadership skills while empowering the lives of others.

"Our breakfast club really narrows in to the leadership and managing style," he said.

"We talk a lot about business, entrepreneurship, speaking skills you really need when speaking to business teams and companies."

Jens said the club wanted to focus on business people and what they needed.

"The main benefit of the club has a lot to do with growing your personality, growing your skills and building that confidence in yourself and your abilities - that's really the biggest part," he said.

"You will find that people want to take away different things, some people want to take away more confidence."

Jens said the club was essentially a tailored program which provided the opportunity for mentorship as well.

"The more established members are taking hold of the new members and are really supporting them on the journey," he said.

"The club just combines general networking with an educational component and then members can grow as leaders or managers and just learn those new skills that you either need or want to grow."

The Entrepreneurs Capricorn Toastmasters Club meets on the first, third and fifth Wednesday of the month at 6.20am for a 6.30am start and an 8.30am finish.

The meetings are held at Centacare, 10 Bolsover St, and include breakfast.

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