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Toastmasters International - Her Poise and Presence Were Never in
Deb Grehn took a chance, and the longtime Toastmaster found that her communication skills played a key role in a once-in-a-lifetime experience.">
As a little girl watching Jeopardy! with her
mom, Deb Grehn
never imagined that one day she'd be on the show herself.
But there she
was last year, appearing on the popular TV quiz program and answering questions from suave host Alex Trebek.
, a 17-year Toastmaster and past District 53 governor, loves trivia and learning new things.
That's what prompted her
to try out for the program.
Jeopardy! tests contestants' knowledge in different subject areas.
TV adventure progressed, she
drew on her
communication skills, as well.
All those years of Table Topics, speeches and feedback from fellow members came in handy for Grehn
- just as it had at other times.
"In every new venture, I use the valuable communication skills I've learned as a member of Toastmasters
Grehn's Jeopardy! journey began in early 2009 when she
passed a preliminary exam online, earning a second test and an interview, in Boston, Massachusetts.
A member of three clubs in Connecticut, she
prepared for the big day with the help of her
fellow club members.
was tapped for a spot on the show.
Editor's Note: This is a condensed version of articles on Deb Grehn
and Darryl Tahirali that appear in the April issue of the Toastmaster magazine
District 53 Area/Division Alignment
Area Governor: Deb Grehn, DTM
WNPR/About - Staff
Debra GrehnPromotion Assistant
...Debra Grehn , portrait by Eileen Albrizio
...Debra Grehn , Promotion AssistantDeb Grehn came to WNPR in early May 2001
.Besides working part-time , she is a full-time graduate student , enrolled in the Bay Path College Master of Science in Communications and Information Management Program
has spare time , Deb
enjoys baking , reading and relaxing.She
also enjoys public speaking , having been a member of Toastmasters International for over eight years.
Deb lives in West Hartford with her
husband , Kim , two sons and one cat.She
is currently looking for a female puppy to round out her
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Toastmasters Podcast - Toastmasters Podcast #014: From Toastmaster to Jeopardy Contestant
[14:47] Deb Grehn, Past District Governor shares her experience as a game show contestant on the popular television quiz show, Jeopardy.
Deb emphasizes the invaluable role that Toastmasters training had in helping her to achieve her life-long dream.
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