Mike is a Lead Adviser in our Austin office and won the Toastmasters World Championship of Public Speaking last month. Competing against 30,000 participants from 145 countries, he won with an inspiring speech titled “The Librarian & Mrs. Montgomery.” You can view Mike’s speech here.
Mike joined Toastmasters 25 years ago to reduce his use of filler words and to help him better organize his thoughts for speaking. He has remained an active member in Toastmasters for several reasons including continuing to sharpen his communication skills.
Mike claimed the title of Toastmasters’ 2020 World Champion of Public Speaking during the organization’s annual convention held virtually on August 24-29. This was the first time Toastmasters has held a virtual convention in the 95-year history of the organization.
We hope you will join us in congratulating Mike on this great accomplishment.
* Carr’s award may not be representative of any one client’s experience.
** Carr’s award is not indicative of FMP Wealth Advisers future performance.
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