Growing as a Presenter

by Dr. Ron Arndt
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After being away for over 5 years from my local Toastmasters club, I have re-enrolled and have chosen to become active once again. What is amazing to me is how quickly our communication and speaking skills can deteriorate in such a short period of time. Toastmasters is a remarkable organization

to train us in how to communicate quickly on our feet and to assume stronger leadership roles. This week I recently gave my first speech out of 10 in my advanced speakers manual and it was very surprising on how “jittery”:lol:  I felt just before my presentation. However like so many things in life, the best way to get through your fear is to tackle it head-on. My presentation went very well and I was rewarded with best presenter of the day. I’d love to hear your experiences with Toastmasters.

Comments

  1. Ron
    It is refreshing and inspiring to know that even someone who is a extraordinary gifted speake as you are gets the jitters.Not surprised you took home the prize of best speaker of the evening. Congratulations!

    I too have enormous respect for Toastmaster. When I arrive nat the Pearly gates and God ask me to list the top 5 things I am most grateful for – Toastmasters will certainly be on that list.

    Thanks for sharing youyr wisdom Ron!

    • admin says:

      Thank you for your support and good to know there are those who appreciate the learnings from TM.