I drove halfway to my first Toastmaster’s meeting, turned around, and drove back home. I was too afraid. It didn’t matter how far I had to drive, the distance between fear and courage was the distance between my ears.
Just got invited to speak for an hour. Paid. And I very much appreciate the invitation from a fellow Toastmaster who knows me pretty well. I also curse. During my Toastmasters 30-min speaking demos, 1-on-1 speaking and life coaching sessions, 2-hour bootcamp confidence workshops – I curse. It’s not gratuitous or derogatory or mean-spirited, but … Read more
Want to know how to grow your Toastmasters club? You didn’t join Toastmasters to get good at Toastmasters. You joined to get better at your real life! Why did you join? And the newest members in your club, why did they join? If you want to grow your Toastmasters club, make sure and keep their … Read more
World Champions of Public Speaking all said they do it! There’s a raging debate in the Toastmasters public speaking community about whether or not you should memorize your 5-7 minute speech. Some commenters are emphatic: “NO MEMORIZING! You’ll look and sound like a robot.” Others memorized the opening and closing of their speeches, and casually … Read more