StenoMasters Membership Free to Seven Students — Charter Imminent!

StenoMasters, the online nonprofit speaking club formed by Joshua Edwards, is using the donation that I pledged at its inaugural meeting to induct seven students for free. Tell a student they can apply today! In my view, by using coaches such as Ana Fatima Costa or TALLsmall, and then using as the club as a safe place to practice, stenographers can become effective public speakers and advocates. Check out Joshua Edwards’s message to students below!

“Steno students,

You have a rare chance to earn a free annual StenoMasters membership. Thanks to a generous $1,000 donation from Christopher Day, RPR, we can induct seven students into the club for free for the first year (membership runs through Sept. 30, 2022), a value of $146.

StenoMasters is chartered under Toastmasters International, a 97-year-old organization that has been providing public speaking training and leadership development for people all over the world.  Stenographic captioners, reporters, and students all over the country are invited to attend and join.  We meet biweekly on Tuesday evenings at 8:30 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m. PT online.  The next meeting is November 16.

Here are three steps to earn a free membership:

    1.    Read the FAQs at stenomasters.com to learn more about the club and decide if this interests you.
    2.    Email Info@StenoMasters.com to express your interest.  
    3.    Show up at the meeting on 11/16.

Warm regards,
Joshua Edwards, RDR, CRR
StenoMasters Charter member”

Find Your Voice With StenoMasters

When I first found out my good friend Joshua Edwards was creating the nonprofit online speaking club StenoMasters, I was excited. I wrote about it right away. If you read the FAQ, the intention is to keep the dues as low as possible. It’s not a source of personal enrichment. I consider it a community and a chance for us to come together.

In my view, we are headed into a period of time where it will be vital for the stenographic reporter and his or her family to pick up some speaking skills. There are so many forces in life that will demand your silence. A club like StenoMasters is going to give you a safe place to develop your voice so that when the times comes you’ll be ready. Please join me at the inaugural meeting. It’s free! Even if you just go to lurk or observe, you will be helping others find their voice by providing them with that audience that so many of us struggle to speak in front of. If you have the time on October 4, it’s worth it. See the flyer below!

Can’t I just write everybody else’s speech?