T. A. Jones
T. A. Jones A native of Henryetta, Oklahoma, T.A. was one of nine Jones kids. He started his leadership calling by working a variety of jobs, including the military service before the age of 20. His lifelong work in public service provides humorous insight to leadership. His seven sisters provide insight to life itself. Along the way, T.A. found Toastmasters and quickly worked his way up the ranks, currently serving as District 16 Division U Governor. Having recently been awarded the education rank of Distinguished Toastmaster, T.A. would like to share his experiences and observations with audiences throughout Oklahoma.
- Giving Back – It’s real simple, you’ve got to give to get. Whether it’s in an organization like Toastmasters, in the work arena, or within personal relationships, giving precedes getting. Hear humorous and real-life stories that will help the audience relate to this philosophy.
- Growing up in a Small Town – Henryetta, Oklahoma, is the home of rodeo star Jim Shoulders, football great Troy Aikman, and T.A. Jones! When you’re from a small town, your world is centered on that location. Imagine the shock of suddenly being in places like Viet Nam at age 17, China a few years later, or even Chicago. Enjoy the perspective of a small town boy as he grows up and visits the world!
- Rewards of Being a Toastmaster – While monetary rewards are non-existent, friendships are life long; service opportunities are numerous and educational benefits abound. What makes a volunteer organization like Toastmasters appealing to 13,000 clubs in 116 countries? Why do members stay connected for 30+ years and give countless hours to helping other members? One of T.A’s favorite topics, he will SELL you on Toastmasters so have your membership application ready to fill out!