Toastmasters International is an organization founded in 1924 to help men during the Great Depression to develop speaking and leadership skills that would enable them to secure employment and opportunities in those dire times. Since that time, men and women all over the world have been learning better communication and leadership skills through Toastmasters membership.
This is Sylvester’s story.
I joined the Class Act Toastmasters Club to do just that, enhance my communication and leadership skills. We have a weekly meetingÂ on FridayÂ afternoon beginning atÂ 12:00 PMÂ SHARP. Members alternate weekly to fill several active roles during each meeting. These roles provide a learn-by-doing way to enhance skills. In this way, each member has the opportunity to participate and learn each meeting role. Our meetings usually last about one hour, so we are done aroundÂ 1:00 PM.
I find the members of Class Act Toastmasters to be friendly, helpful, supportive and genuinely interested in my personal development within the club. This club is open and welcoming to guests and new members in the same manner, each person fostering both their own and others growth and development. We celebrate each member and each success as if it were our own personal achievement.
In conclusion, Toastmasters means a lot to me. It means a perfect practice field for public speaking and leadership development. It means confidence building–not only the confidence in public speaking, but confidence in many aspects of my life. It means discovery of my own potential. All in all, it means a better me and a happier life.
I invite you to come try a meeting or two. I invite you to become / remain a member and participate more often. I invite you to experience the friendship, growth, support and learning for yourself. Come join usÂ on FridayÂ afternoon atÂ 12:00 PMÂ in the DSC Room D meeting room.