As a Psychology major at American River College in Sacramento, I learned we only have 2 options: fight or flight. In Toastmasters public speaking, I learned we have a 3rd option: stand & deliver.

Toastmasters will make you a superhero in the real world!

Michael Bay doesn’t have to suck at public speaking

Watching world-famous film director Michael Bay completely screw up at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show makes you realize that good public speaking makes you a badass!

Like a martial arts dojo or a dance studio, Toastmasters provides a supportive environment to practice, get mentored, and get good at speaking off-the-cuff and presenting prepared speeches.

Toastmasters gives you that extra edge in the real world. Nobody laughs at you during a Toastmasters meeting. It’s a safe space to build your confidence and hone your public speaking skills – so you can be a superhero in the real world.

You’ll always be welcome as a guest.

Toastmasters International is a non-profit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of meeting locations. More than 292,000 memberships in more than 14,350 clubs in 122 countries.

  • “I’m really shy in front of people.”
  • “I’m afraid of making a mistake.”
  • “I’m embarrassed that I’ll forget what I’m supposed to say next.”
  • “I’m really nervous that I’ll stutter.”
  • “I’m afraid they won’t take me seriously.”

Everyone walked out of the workshop with a lot more confidence.

“Reid’s energy and enthusiasm were contagious and everyone walked out of the workshop with a lot more confidence and excitement than we could’ve ever imagined! Reid was able to get 100% participation during the “Make Eye Contact” and “Use Body Language” portion of his ‘Be Yourself On Stage’ workshop… He also gave members different techniques to help “Deal with Butterflies” and what you can do when you have that “um, um, um” moment on-stage when you lose your train of thought. Reid you rock!”

Jayne Nielsen, Club President
Pop-Up Toastmasters Club
Sacramento, CA

email: reid at reidwalley dot com
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