"The way you overcome shyness is to become so wrapped up in something that you forget to be afraid." — Lady Bird Johnson
"A speech is "poetry: cadence, rhythm, imagery, sweep! A speech reminds us that words, like children, have the power to make dance the dullest beanbag of a heart. - — Peggy Noonan
New to Toastmasters?
Toastmasters offers a proven education program that comprises two tracks: Communication and Leadership. The program allows members to choose one track or both, and each features a series of projects that can be completed at one’s own pace. Members also have the flexibility to work through each track separately or both at the same time, and they can repeat a track as often as they wish.
A Toastmasters club meeting offers a supportive group environment where people with diverse skills and backgrounds come together to practice their skills and exchange valuable feedback. In addition to delivering speeches, members are asked to evaluate other member’s speeches while also developing their own listening and interpersonal skills.