Speech Interests Areas: Toastmasters, Parenting, Education, Politics — any of the topics using humor
Geographical Area Availability: Inland Empire
Tom has been a Toastmaster over 45 years in Riverside. Tom was a teacher, counselor and coach for 36 years, an elected member of the Riverside County Democratic Central Committee and a candidate for Congress. Tom and his wife of 50 years raised three successful children, one of whom really is a rocket scientist (a PhD in Aerospace Engineering from UCLA ), hence his speech “How To Raise a Rocket Scientist” was a hit as his Qualifying speech for Speakers Bureau. Tom most enjoys speaking on controversial topics and will debate any topic from any side as is done in his favorite Toastmasters club,”That’s Debatable.”
Tom has won many Toastmasters contests in all categories– Tall Tales, International, Humorous, Evaluation, and Table Topics. His 34 years of teaching and coaching in continuation high school have provided him with many stories and prepared him for his present role as Gavel Club Chair for Toastmasters high school and junior high public speaking clubs.
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