March 30, 2013
You can gain everything... everything you want, that is. One's ability to communicate effectively is a cornerstone of success. Another cornerstone is the ability to lead. Toastmasters International provides guidance and practice in both communication and leadership skills in an encouraging environment.
I thought I was a good communicator. Then I met Toastmasters and I learned to lead, listen, organize my thoughts, speak with sincerity, prepare speeches, effectively answer impromptu questions, and provide constructive feedback to others pursuing excellence in communication and leadership with me.
As a business owner and lecturer at ASU, my 13 years as a Toastmaster have helped beyond measure. Nothing prior to Toastmasters has prepared me to work with customers, students, family, and friends with such confidence, empathy, and effectiveness.
Great club, 30 years old and getting stronger every day.