The Rancho Santa Fe Toastmasters Club has been helping residents polish their public speaking skills since 2009. Since its establishment it has provided the opportunity for men and women to showcase their skills in competitive competitions. Club member Terri Ensor recently took first place in the Table Topics Contest at the RSF Toastmasters Club, before moving on to the Area Contest. She then moved on to the District Contest, where she took first place.

Table Topics competitions consist of giving contestants a topic that they must talk about for two to three minutes. The best delivery wins. Laura Akers, former president of the club, shared, “Everyone in the club is very supportive of each other. The most challenging aspect is for people to understand that it’s not as scary as it seems.” Those interested in Toastmasters Club are invited to attend a meeting, which are held Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. in the Rancho Santa Fe Community Center.