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Hoos Speaking

August 26, 2022

New public speaking club at FM

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A group of employees are launching a new club at Facilities Management aimed at improving public speaking and communication.

The new club, Hoos Speaking, is part of Toastmasters International, a nonprofit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of clubs.

A demonstration meeting is set for noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14 in Skipwith Hall, Room 112 (upper-level large conference room). The FM club will then meet weekly from noon-1 p.m. on Wednesdays in the same room with an online option also available to attend virtually.

To sign-up to attend the demonstration meeting, contact Narges Sinaki by emailing

Build confidence for your next speech or presentation. Toastmasters provides a fun, safe, and supportive environment for you to practice public speaking.

Participating in Toastmasters will allow you to:

  • Improve your public speaking and communication
  • Gain confidence when speaking in front of others
  • Sharpen your leadership skills
  • Enjoy a competitive advantage in your workplace

About the author

Jane Centofante
Communications senior generalist
UVA Facilities Management
(434) 982-5846