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Toastmasters: My Journey
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Toastmasters: My Journey

Usually as a writer I tend to write about new topics that will inform my readers. I will make an exception this time and write about a personal experience in a organization that I believe can help even the shyest of people. Toastmasters a organization dedicated to help people overcome their shyness, become better speakers, as well as become leaders in their respective fields. During these past five months I have found that my organization as well as speaking skills have drastically improved. Hopefully after reading this article, you too will become interested in joining this fantastic organization. One of the best ways to get over a fear is to face it, if you survive you have overcome it.

You are stronger than your fears.

The statement above has probably been one of the most helpful statements I have ever heard. When you realize that your fear is a apart of you(thus it gets its power from you) will empower you to take action and do things that you want to do(because you can do it!). I remember my first Toastmasters meeting it was an open discussion(ice breaker) over a certain subject. My subject was over the first time I ever went on a roller coaster.

To be honest I was nervous walking up there, I was nervous once I began to speak, but as soon as I began remembering the event I began to speak with power and gusto. I tell people this all the time the fear is only in the beginning when the mind begins to race and fight for reasons why you should not be doing this. Well as soon as you run out of reasons why you should not do something, you begin to do it, and become stronger and louder as that fearful voice in your ear becomes smaller and weaker. By the end of the speech I was so hyped up I had forgotten about my fear and was doing what I loved to do, sharing a story about my life in the attempt of trying to help someone else.

The Aftermath

After the Toastmaster meeting I approached other speakers and asked them what they did to prepare for their speeches. All of them were kind enough to help me with my speech whether it was telling me to organize my thoughts or to project confident body language. The people at Toastmaster really want to help you progress in your speaking and leadership skills. This is an tool that everyone should take advantage of whether young or old.


Street Talk

You do become stronger as you step out there! I'm rejoining Toastmasters, too.

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  about 6 years ago

Very interesting. I will check them out.

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  about 1 decade ago
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