Best Speakers Award goes to a Young Swiss!

Patrik Schoepfer is originally from a small town called Muri in Switzerland (German speaking part). He is doing work experience at one of the local businesses in Rhyll and was invited to come along to our meetings. After his first experience with South Coast Speakers, he was convinced that he was going to be an active participant and present an icebreaker (which is the first speech every Toastmaster will give). He felt that it would help him to better communicate and improve his presentation skills in English. He carefully drafted and prepared his icebreaker and on the night, won the best speaker award! Patrik talked about his family, his professional experience, his hobbies and his journey to find himself! The various travels after completing his compulsory military service in Switzerland were to serve his inspiration to find out what he wanted to next. He loves being on Phillip Island and enjoys the wildlife and the landscape – that is so different to his hometown – most. He says, he likes the challenges that South Coast Speakers (Toastmasters) provides and is keen to take them on whilst he is enjoying the time away from home.

If you would like to come along to one of our fortnightly gatherings, South Coast Speakers meets at 7.30 pm every 2nd and 4th Wednesday at the San Remo Hotel.

The next meeting will be held on Wednesday 7th November 2012. For more information contact Chrissy Legg on 0435 261 281or email

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