ATD Atlanta Toastmasters: Enhanced Speaking Skills
Experience the power of Toastmasters at this live Learning & Development CoP event. If you are interested in improving your speaking and presentation skills, building confidence in your ability to communicate to groups, teams and leadership in your organization, then this is the place for you. The Toastmaster process has helped people at all levels of an organizations advance through the ranks with confidence.
About your Facilitators: Renisha Epps & CJ Walker
Renisha S. Epps An enkindling, engaging, and insightful orator and leadership trainer, Renisha S. Epps is on a mission to build and ignite others as the “Communications Chemist” because effective leadership and communication are a serious “matter.” Kinetically, she is known for being a passionate investor in the talent development of others. Renisha is native of the global metropolis Atlanta, Ga, and has earned a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and minor in African American Studies from Valdosta State University in Valdosta Ga, and a Master of Divinity in Theology from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va. Renisha offers over 10 years of experience and contributions to pharmacy operations, retail store, and corporate retail. She currently supports the enterprise data platform for vendors through systems training and process improvement at The Home Depot’s Store Corporate Office in Atlanta, Ga as an IDM Specialist for the Item Data Management (IDM) team. In order to increase her professional value, Renisha joined Toastmasters International over 6 years ago to add fuel and a catalyst for her innate gifting for communications and leadership. As an earmark of her growth and expansion, she continues to earn multiple advanced awards for leadership and communication through Toastmasters International. She has served in many club leadership capacities, diligently serves her local Toastmasters Club as a mentor, and currently leads 4 local Toastmasters clubs as an Area Director for Toastmasters District 44. Renisha is also an appointed leadership trainer for Toastmasters Leadership Institute, and she is positioned to earn the highest award for advanced communication and leadership competencies in the Toastmasters International curriculum, the Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM) award, by summer 2019. Renisha is intentional about living life above 212 degrees (Inspired by Sam Parker, author of 212: The Extra Degree) and is a highly sought after mentor, teacher, and trainer. An encounter with Renisha is sure to be explosive and impactful as she communicates and leads with chemistry.
CJ Walker is originally from the southside of Chicago, is an Army Veteran and studied business management at Southern Illinois University. She is a licensed realtor in both Georgia and Florida. CJ started her career at Home Depot Headquarters in 2014, as a customer service rep. Her strong work ethic, dedication and enthusiastic attitude led to an offer to be a “New Associate Coach”, coaching new hires from the training room to success. Since working at Home Depot, she realized overcoming her public speaking fear was a necessity to raise her own value. She joined several Toastmasters clubs in Home Depot including Talking Aprons and Talking THDHR. CJ claims she was “drinking the Toastmasters Kool-Aid” after her very first meeting. In the Toastmasters organization she has held various officer positions with increasing responsibilities. In her role as Vice President of Education, she discovered her passion to inspire growth and development, increasing other’s personal equity. CJ has won several speech contests, earned multiple advanced leadership and communications awards, and currently serves as District 44 Area Director managing 5 Toastmasters clubs. She will earn the highest level of achievement in Toastmasters, Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM) in June 2019. CJ is also a Trainer at the Home Depot headquarters, where she is doing exactly what she loves to do, increasing other’s personal equity! CJ owes much of her success to Toastmasters, as the organization has groomed her for true servant leadership, dynamic communication and increased her value as an asset to all she encounters
Doors Open - 5:30 PM (Networking, Food, etc.)
Program Begins - 6:30 PM
Program Ends - 8:00 PM
Door Close - 8:00 PM