Video: Speaking Professionally in a Second Language

Juan C. Justiniano’s speech, “Accents,” is about how Toastmasters helps him in his profession and in everyday life, as someone who speaks English as a second language.

Speaking from the advanced manual on public relations, Juan shares some of the things about English that make it tricky, the challenges of communicating with an accent, and the value of learning to communicate clearly despite that. “We all have the ability to get better, and to improve,” he says. “This is the place to do it — Club Awesome.¬†We all have our¬†challenges, but we all have the ability to be great communicators.”

Author: David F. Carr

Since I first served as Club President in 2012, I've been an area director, district social media director, and founding President of Online Presenters Toastmasters. I also run the WordPress for Toastmasters project, based on software originally developed for use at Club Awesome. Professionally, I am a writer and editor who spent years working for technology publications including InformationWeek, Baseline Magazine, and Internet World. I am the author of Social Collaboration for Dummies and have given keynote presentations at technology conferences in Berlin, Lisbon, and Stockholm. I consult on editorial and digital projects through Carr Communications Inc.

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