It’s Your Turn ...

February Door Opener

A gift from the heart

This month 20 years ago my journey began with Toastmasters.  I had no idea how this would change my life and open the door to so many wonderful opportunities.  For those who have never heard of Toastmasters, it is an organization that was started 90 years ago to help people develop their communication and leadership skills.

I saw a classified ad in our local hometown paper that read, "Come to our group and learn the art of speaking,develop your leadership skills and make some great friends."   I thought this looked interesting and off I went to my first Toastmasters meeting on a cold February evening.  It was being held at a senior care center and when I arrived there were several to greet me.  The meeting was in a large dining room that was being set up.  I jumped right in moving tables around and helping them get ready for the evening.  It was a crowd of about 20 and it included several of the seniors that lived at the care center.  I had no idea what to expect but felt welcome and ready to learn.  The meeting was very organized.  There were three speakers that evening, two were fairly new and one was poised and polished.  The agenda had many different opportunities to help and learn this art of speaking.  Along with myself there were two other guests.   We were asked for our opinion of the meeting and asked to come back and get involved.  I left feeling so good and felt it was just what I needed to build my self esteem and confidence.  
 
 This new adventure 20 years ago has given me so much.  Whether you are giving your 60 second commercial, running a meeting for your company or want to perfect your leadership skills this is the place to be.  The true secret.....get involved, make some wonderful friends and give of your heart to others by mentoring and cheering them on.  Is it your turn?   Fellow Toastmasters, honored guests let me introduce...................................

Below I am giving you the set up to success when giving a presentation.  
Be Passionate, prepare and practice.  Best of all be yourself and have fun!


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