Finnish Toastmaster leaders 2013-2014

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Rucandra Balboa-Pöysti, David Gelkkin and Tuire Vuolasvirta

Rucandra Balboa-Pöysti, David Gelkkin and Tuire Vuolasvirta

New District leaders started their office on July 1st and members from Finland are well presented in the District Executive Committee.

  • Area Governor G5: David Gelkin, Helsinki Toastmasters
  • District PR Officer: Ruxandra Balboa-Pöysti, Stadi Talkers
  • Lieutenant Governor Marketing: Tuire Vuolasvirta, Helsinki Toastmasters

Ruxandra Balboa-Pöysti entrepreneur, author, artist, EU robotics
coordinator in Finland. Belgian citizen, born in Romania living in Finland
since 2000 joined TM in 2007 when she was the head of communications of
solar energy company. “In my different professional positions I needed to
be proficient in written communication for which we usually have reviewers,
editors and deadlines indeed… A powerful speech equally needs
preparation, rehearsal and limits but we rarely enjoy constructive feedback
on our oral presentations – besides, the focus is often taken away from us
to the sophisticated slides and other support we use. TM is unique in that,
we systematically receive constructive feedback on our presentations from
each member in the audience: text structure, understandability, voice,
stance, grammar, fillers, etc. it is all covered and it does not take long
before we are heard for what we say.”