Paola is a very approachable, organised and enthusiastic lady. I currently belong to the Ascot Speakers speaking club which she is the Club Sponsor for. Her dedication to the role is incomparable as she undertook many of the committee roles herself.
Everyone needs a Paola in their team - whatever that may be!
Paola, your passion and commitment to creating a vibrant and exciting Toastmasters Club in Ascot is unquestionable. Your organisational and communication skills are an example for other clubs. I have every confidence in you being the leader others will gladly aspire to and willing to follow.
Melissa Sheppard, Past President Wokingham Speakers
Paola was critical in the founding and creation of Ascot Speakers - an affiliate of Toastmasters International. Ascot Speakers, whilst a very new venture, is already showing signs of real promise and Paola has cultivated a warm, supportive environment with an appetite to avoid cutting corners, but moreover teach the Members the true art of public speaking. Paola is open to new ideas and very determined. I am in awe of what she has achieved in such a short space of time.
Paola has set up a superb Toastmasters club in Ascot which will charter early next year. She has worked tirelessly to make it a professional and vibrant club by visiting other clubs in the area and taking the best of what she has seen, as well as using her own experience.
Paola doesn't just accept bums on seats. She arranges one-to-one meetings with new members to understand their speaking and leadership needs, which helps the individual and the club as a whole.
The standards set at Ascot is very high and soon we will have another very competitive club in the area with talented speakers, all thanks to Paola and her team.
Starting a new club is a huge undertaking and usually takes many months to get going. In only a few months, Paola has found a location, attracted members and put together a management team to create a thriving, professional and enjoyable club. She has been diligent, persistent and creative in her approach. The effort she has put in has been truly impressive, and I'm looking forward to continuing to work with her.