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Toastmasters aim to produce better speakers

  • Aparna Bansal

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Mon, July 7 2008 | 10:31 am
Toastmasters aim to produce better speakers Toastmaster Ersa delivers a speech at the meeting for the Essential Club. She has been a member for four years, during which time she has traveled to take part in a speech competition and has been given her own radio show. (JP/Aparna Bansal) (JP/Aparna Bansal)

PREMIUM It is close to 7 p.m. on a Thursday night. In a small, fluorescent-lit room nestled high in Plaza Semanggi shopping mall in Central Jakarta, 16 and women, all in their business attire, loosen their ties and bond together over a Japanese take-out. Huddled together, the strangers strike up conversations and become friends in a matter of minutes. Among the crowd are bankers, business executi...