As someone who has done a lot of public speaking without proper training, I can say that winging it is not enough. It wasn't until I joined Toastmasters that I realized the disservice I was doing to myself and the craft.
Toastmasters is an amazing organization that has taught me more than just public speaking. In this blog post, I'll share my experience with Toastmasters and how it has helped me level up my public speaking career. I've already received third place at the club level Table Topics Contest and first at the area level.
Joining Toastmasters: A Game-Changer
At the start of my career, I used to wing my public speaking engagements, without any formal training. But as I progressed, I realized the importance of proper training in public speaking. That's when I decided to join Toastmasters.
It's an incredible organization filled with supportive lifelong learners. I'm impressed by the balance of skill, humility, and generosity of each leader in the organization.
The program has 11 Pathways with five levels of experience each that cover different areas, such as dynamic leadership, persuasive influence, team collaboration, and visionary communication.
I chose Engaging Humor as my starting path, and I'm thrilled with the results. The guidance and mentorship from Raymond C.C. Ee have been invaluable. I've not only learned about humor, but I've also gained confidence in my overall communication skills.
Coaching & Building Confidence in Public Speaking
Toastmasters isn't just about learning public speaking; it's also about building your confidence in communicating effectively. As someone who has struggled with confidence in the past, I can attest to the effectiveness of Toastmasters coaching.
They've helped me build my skills and confidence, not just in public speaking, but in other areas of life as well. Toastmasters has been a game-changer for my public speaking career. It's an organization that fosters lifelong learning and personal growth. I've learned so much more than just public speaking skills; I've gained confidence in myself and my abilities. So if you're looking to level up your public speaking career, take a look at Toastmasters.
Public speaking can be scary, but it's an essential skill that can help you succeed in your career and personal life. If you're thinking about leveling up your public speaking skills, I highly recommend joining Toastmasters. And if you need help building your confidence, coaching can be an excellent way to get started. Don't be afraid to get uncomfortable and learn something new.
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