Class Act Toastmasters President Rikki Turner recently competed in a Toastmasters International Speech and Evaluation Contest on Saturday, March 22. She posted on her blog, Momma’s Got a Dude’s Name, about the experience and how her Toastmasters family helped her transform from being terrified of public criticism to winning first place.
I began in Toastmasters afraid of being publicly criticized. I had no issues speaking in public, but hearing how I could be better in front of group made me physically ill. Almost as ill as receiving praise in public does.
But my Toastmasters family rallied around me. They saw something in me that I didn’t. And they encouraged me to compete.
Rikki wasn’t alone in the winner’s circle that Saturday. Two others from Class Act finished in second place in their competitions as well.
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