Trisha was brought up in Australia and brings a typically sunny, smiling and straight talking disposition to every club meeting. She has been club president twice and is currently the club secretary.
The photo (left) shows Trisha in her fancy dress outfit at the Toastmasters national conference in Glasgow a few years ago. The theme was the circus and Trish went as the big top. She had trouble sitting down at the dinner table but at least she won first prize!
When and why did you join Toastmasters?
2006. I joined because I wanted to be better when I did my 1 minute and 10 minute slots promoting my business at networking meetings
What did you find your biggest challenge when you first joined Toastmasters?
The Topics session, speaking off the cuff
… and how did you tackle that challenge?
Watched and listened to others, attended a workshop and practiced
How has being a Toastmaster benefited your business or personal life?
It’s given me huge confidence, both running my business and in my personal life … nothing fazes me now!
What has been the biggest unexpected benefit for you of joining Toastmasters?
I’ve been asked to be MC (master of ceremonies) at my son’s wedding! I’m so proud and excited!
What do you like most about the Eldergate club?
The friendship and support
What book do you find inspiring and why?
“Mutant Message Down Under: A Woman’s Journey into Dreamtime Australia” by Marlo Morgan. It makes me think about what is important in life
Describe your approach to life in 3 words
Never give up