We would like to strongly encourage our St-Lawrence Toastmasters member Pietro di Benedetto, who will be competing at the upcoming Toastmasters World Championship of Public Speaking competition that will be held on Thursday Aug. 12, 2010 at the Toastmasters International Convention in Palm Desert, California.

To make it this far, Pietro has won at the club level, the area-level, the division-level, and the district-level Toastmasters contests.

His next challenge will be the semifinal contest that will take place Thursday Aug. 12. That day, there will be nine contests, each with contestants from nine different districts (Pietro di Benedetto will be competing  in Contest 1), and the nine winners will advance to the final round, which will be held on Saturday Aug. 14, 2010.

The winner of the final round will become the 2010 World Champion of Public Speaking.  This is our Toastmasters equivalent of winning the gold medal at the Olympics!

Pietro, may you continue getting all the success you deserve!