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George Yen, the chairman of the Board of Great Sequoia Corporation, an international management and trading company based in Taipei, Taiwan, will be in Los Alamos Friday to promote Toastmasters.
Yen is flying from Singapore to attend the District 23 Toastmasters Conference in Santa Fe this weekend but he is making a trip to Los Alamos Friday morning.
He will be meeting with two local Los Alamos clubs — Bien Dicho Toastmasters Club, and Eastgate Toastmasters.
Yen also serves as the chief executive officer of four international joint ventures. He speaks four languages and holds a master’s degree in international relations from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
A Toastmaster for 23 years, Yen is a member of four Toastmasters clubs. He has held a number of leadership positions within the organization and has attained the Distinguished Toastmaster designation — the highest level of achievement in Toastmasters.
Yen credits much of his success to Toastmasters.
“My Toastmasters training gave me the confidence to stretch my comfort zone,” he says.
“It has sharpened my clarity and power in thinking, speaking and writing.” As for his international career, he said Toastmasters “has expanded my network of friends worldwide and has provided me with a sense of empowerment.”