I am a recent graduate from Mount Royal University looking for an opportunity to enhance my public speaking abilities. Upon learning about Toastmasters, and specifically Calgary Pace Setters, I jumped at the chance and joined the Club in October of 2019. My favourite thing about our club is being part of a like-minded, yet very diverse, group of individuals who motivate me, support me and challenge me to better myself.

While I have enjoyed cultivating my skill set in many aspects of speaking and communication, I soon learned that there was more than meets the eye to Toastmasters. In addition to public speaking, I’ve improved my listening skills, enriched my vocabulary, and even mentored other members. I was part of the 2020-21 executive board here at Pace Setters, serving as Sergeant at Arms. I am now eager and excited to join the 2021-22 executive board, this time as Club President, where I plan to put my leadership skills to the test and give back to the Pace Setters community.

When I’m not busy writing my next speech or working on my current pathway, you can find me at a recreation centre, where I enjoy playing and watching hockey. Other enjoyments are juggling, reading novels, playing board games with family, and relaxing with my two pet cats.

Email me at Carson Puetz