Toastmasters

People Are Waiting for You to Tell Your Story

One organization that can help you develop the skills you need to tell your story is Toastmasters International. I have been a member since July 1, 2006. I will tell you what you need to know about the organization — and how it helped me help other people.

Speaking Ideas

Speak to connect.

Connect rather than impress. The shortest distance between two persons is authentic communication. A person who always aims for impression is insecure. And maybe you are. You cannot erase insecurity by showing off. A show off is deemed selfish. Everyone will smell you. The wiser ones will tolerate you to a certain extent. Others will…

Pathways Experience

You speak in clubs only to share what you’ve learned from each project. And if you are like me who pay more attention to learning than earning badges, you can play bigger.

How can you do it?

Using Notes in Speaking

Just keep this in mind: don’t deliver a script when delivering a speech in public.

Speaking is a conversation. Keep your eye contact. Use gestures, facial expressions, and body movements to amplify your message. You cannot make your speech visual if you read your speech.

Sell Your Meetings

Toastmasters are encouraged to invite guests to club meetings. We share the benefits that membership offers. Toastmasters gamified recruitment of new members. A club earns two points in a ten-point system when 8 guests sign up for membership. Some officers take it as their personal mission to earn those two points. They invest time and…

Evaluation in Toastmasters

To evaluate is to appreciate the value of what you have seen, heard, or felt from the speech delivered before you. I used the word appreciate. Because whatever appreciates increases in value. And that’s what happens in many Toastmasters meetings. We try our best to find the good in people. Toastmasters have the knack for…

Teachers in Toastmasters

Learning to speak in Toastmasters is a DIY project. I will advise people who need teachers before they can learn to join a Speaking school instead.

Table Topics brings out your genius

Table Topics is the impromptu speaking segment of Toastmasters. Members of the club are called to speak about topics that they only have seconds to prepare.

Confident Speaking in Toastmasters

One effective way of increasing your value 100x is through public speaking. Unfortunately, many people don’t grab this opportunity. They are afraid to speak.

Do you want to be a speaker?

Do you want to make positive change happen? You can do that by sharing your expertise and experiences. One effective way I know is through public speaking. For the past twelve years, I have delivered hundreds of speeches to conferences, sales rallies, conventions, and corporate events I shared stories of people who are exemplars for leadership, personal excellence, innovation,…

Prepare Before You Speak

Every person has the capacity to change someone’s life. Anyone who has the confidence and conviction to help can do it.

Do you want to learn how to speak with confidence and make a difference in the lives of others?

Speak up.

This world owes its progress to those women and men who dared to speak up. Don’t hide. Don’t stay in the corner. Don’t just watch. Let your mouth speak your truth. Let the world benefit from what you know. Take courage. I know that it is difficult even to utter a single word. Trust me….

Tell your story.

It will be easier for you to lead when you know how to tell a story.  You have to help others see your story. Make them feel, taste, smell and touch your story. Use this excellent advice from Jeff Goins. There are hundreds of resources out there who can help you tell your stories. But…

Speak to Honor People

You deliver commencement speeches to honor people.

As a graduation speaker, you have the responsibility to focus the spotlight on those who deserve honor. Because you are the commencement speaker, you have the opportunity to celebrate the uncelebrated and the unrecognized.

Speeches in Toastmasters