Westlake chiropractor delivers inspiring keynote speech
Dr. Philip Barry, the owner of Barry Chiropractic Wellness Center in Westlake, was the keynote speaker at the recent open house for Westlake Toastmasters Club 497 at Westlake Porter Public Library.
Dr. Barry's involvement with the club began 22 years ago because he needed to be able to speak publicly. He shared that his fear of public-speaking was so intense that he would rather have jumped out of a plane than give a speech!
The turning point came when he was asked to give a presentation at his church and he completely froze. "I will never put myself in that situation again," said Dr. Barry.
He got home and went straight to the phone book and found Toastmasters International. In his speech to the club, he shared three ways Toastmasters has changed his life. First, it has helped him think on his feet. Second, it helped him get his point across. Third, it made speaking in front of large groups more comfortable.
“Stick with it. It will change your life,” said Dr. Barry.
Westlake Toastmasters 497 Club meets every Wednesday from noon to 1:00 p.m. at Porter Library. Guests are always welcome to drop in. The club was chartered May 1, 1987, and proudly celebrate 30+ years of existence. For more information, visit 497.toastmastersclubs.org.
I am vice president of public relations for Westlake Toastmasters 497 and a dentist in the North Ridgeville community.