Do you really think Barack Obama was born with the gift of the gab, charm, leadership etc? No Barack decided what he wanted to do with his life, he had passion, focus and determination and knew that public speaking was a skill that he needed if he wanted to be listened to by others in all aspects of his life ...Barack knew he needed public speaking and leadership in order to fulfil his vision, that this asset had to be developed through patience & persistence over time, in order to be one of the best.
Have you ever heard the saying "it's not what you say but how you say it" well it's true. Have you ever heard someone in a monday morning team sales meeting being asked question about their projected deals coming in this week? Just to hear them respond in a way that doesn't instill the manager that they are addressing with any confidence that those sales projections are not going to convert in real sales.
Mark Twain was cited a stating "It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt". The question is do you have the tenacity to be stretched so you can be listened to so that you never have doubts?
...Toastmasters International is a non-profit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of meeting locations.
Headquartered in Rancho Santa Margarita, California, the organization has more than 280,000 memberships in 13,500 clubs in 116 countries.
Since 1924, Toastmasters International has helped people of all backgrounds become more confident in front of an audience.
Toastmasters International is where you can go to hone your public speaking skills, it's not about just reading to be a confident speaker it's about doing! Come along as my guest to the Meridian club, it's fun, inspiring and will give you that growth in speaking you have been looking for.
If you can't make this meeting due to location or time then there are over 100 clubs in London alone, it's time to increase your capacity for public speaking http://reports.toastmasters.org/findaclub/