PINE BROOK, NJ, - Sharon Kornstein, owner of the award winning Image Design, LLC, a full service style and image consultation company, says learning and practicing public speaking and leadership skills at the Livingston Speakeasy Toastmasters Club has greatly enhanced her business success.   Sharon, who presents programs to corporations, colleges and nonprofit groups on professional dress, etiquette and non-verbal communication, joined the Speakeasy Club, based at CIT headquarters, two years ago in order to become a more polished and effective speaker.  

“I speak to Chief Executive Officers, as well as to college grads going on their first job interviews,” says Sharon. "In order to help my clients put their best foot forward, I realized I needed to learn to speak with poise and confidence. My goal was to learn to think more quickly on my feet, to tailor my presentations to my audience, and to figure out a way to incorporate humor into my talks. Joining Toastmasters has allowed me to greatly improve my confidence, and my business has grown by leaps and bounds.”   Speakeasy Toastmasters Club is open to the public and meets the first and third Thursday of every month from 12:30 to 1:30 at CIT headquarters. All are welcome.  

Toastmasters International is a nonprofit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of meeting locations. Headquartered in Rancho Santa Margarita, California, the organization’s membership exceeds 313,000 in more than 14, 650 clubs in 126 countries. Since 1924, Toastmasters International has helped people of all backgrounds become more confident in front of an audience.

For information about local Toastmasters Clubs, please visit www.toastmaster.org. Follow @Toastmasters on Twitter.   Sharon Kornstein: www.imagedesignconsulting.com