“Joining Toastmasters has been a total game-changer for me”
Since joining just one year ago, I have been promoted twice thanks to my new public speaking skills. The funny thing is that while I never lacked confidence to stand up and speak in front of people, it was blatantly obvious that I lacked the skills required to deliver compelling presentations. I didn’t know how to prepare properly, I tripped over my words and forgot key points.
BUT, by going through the exercises and tasks set out in the “Competent Communicator’s” manual, I now prepare thoroughly, keep a cool head, and relate better to my audience. I’ve also learnt to use fundamental techniques such as body language, vocal variety and gestures. My presentation are now engaging and effective, and I am able to communicate better be a more effective in my work and personal life.
I was nervous to join Toastmasters because it looked quite formal, but once I got into the room and started meeting the members at Epsom Speakers, I quickly realised that I was in a friendly and supportive environment where I could improve easily. Certainly the best career move I’ve made!