Club Members Answer Common Questions: ‘Why I Joined Toastmasters’, part 1
This post is the first in a series where our club members offer personal testimonials to commonly asked questions of prospective Toastmasters. The question: why join Toastmasters.
A few of the responses:
Bianca Kelly: One of the main reasons why I joined Career Communicators Toastmasters International was to learn a different approach to public speaking/leadership, and have the confidence to deliver that to all sorts of audiences across the board!
Kevin Chapman, DTM (Distinguished Toastmaster): I have been involved with Toastmasters twice. The first was in the 1990’s which I had to drop out due to my Son needing help with his Scouting program. The second developed when I was involved with my first transition (job change). I saw it as a necessity to keep my sales skills sharp. It is an organization that not only helps with improvement of public speaking skills but with strengthening leadership also.
Toastmasters has offered me the chance to expand my vision and networking skills. I have visited other clubs in China and around the USA and have stayed in contact with many Toastmasters worldwide.
I am proud and humbled to have earned my DTM and plan to offer help with groups as an advocate.
Sushil Singh: The speeches in Toastmasters and the Sergeant-at-Arms role in our club gave me more confidence at work and have been quite beneficial.
Mike Rutledge: As a member of the JSC in transition, I became aware of the Toastmaster club. Toastmasters is an organization I have been interested since my days at Montgomery Wards. The availability, and the opportunity for self-improvement, and the ability to network were all factors that led me to attending the group.
This particular club was appealing for several reasons. First, it was a community club. The members of a community club are more diverse, and the various backgrounds appealed to me. Second, the hospitality of the group was exceptional. People are really made to feel welcome. And last, the meetings are a good mixture of fun and structure.
Come and join us for a meeting or two to get to know these members and find out more about the benefits of joining Toastmasters. And watch this site for more testimonials.