Westlake resident sweeps Toastmasters speech competition
Christian Giardini, a wealth management advisor with Giardini, Zavodny & Associates, won first place in the Westlake Toastmasters Club 497 evaluation contest and the international speech contest. The event was held at Westlake Porter Public Library.
Giardini joined Westlake Toastmasters 497 club in 2011. “It has helped me to become a more effective communicator and a dynamic leader,” he said.
The inspiration for his winning speech was his dog, Vader, who passed away at the age of 16. Giardini shared the many lessons he learned from his dog in a heartfelt and engaging way.
“Participating in speech contests has taught me the importance of preparation and bringing your best to any situation, ” said Giardini.
Giardini now qualifies for the District 10 Speech Competition to be held at Porter Library on March 24 at 10:30 a.m.
The Westlake Toastmasters 497 Club meets every Wednesday from noon to 1:15 p.m. at Porter Library. Guests are always welcome to drop in. For more information about the club, visit 497.toastmastersclubs.org.
I am vice president of public relations for Westlake Toastmasters 497 and a dentist in the North Ridgeville community.