I wanted to share this Toastmasters testimonial speech I gave to my club recently. CLICK HERE or on the image above to view a link to the speech. I had been out of my club for a couple years, and have finally made the choice to rejoin to help me polish up my skills.
Toastmasters is an International organization whose mission is to help people develop communication, presentation, and leadership skills. It’s an amazing program and is one of the cheapest options out there. The reward you reap form joining far outweighs the investment!
I’ve been a member of Toastmasters since 2000, and I can honestly say that being a member of Toastmasters has changed my life. Fear of public speaking was like a prison for me. The thought of it not only petrified me, but it made me physically SICK. There are so many things I did NOT go into because of my fear of public speaking. I wish so much I had it in High School. Now with my fear gone and confidence restored, after years of development, I have the freedom of spirit to try things like teaching workshops, facilitating group retreats, conducting teleclasses, recording vocal presentations, etc.
Toastmasters has also helped me grow as a leader. I went from being scared to death of public speaking to being elected as Club President of American Greetings Toastmasters. Wow. It’s been an incredible journey of self-discovery. I find myself capable of so many wonderful things. No limitations within the self.
Toastmasters CREATED A WAY for me to pursue dreams I didn’t dare to dream in the past.
Thank you, Toastmasters!
… Another wonderful resource for support as you move toward your dreams!