Icebreaker 2.0 at Toastmasters

On Thursday, I did my Icebreaker speech at Toastmasters.

This is the second time I’ve done an Icebreaker, so it’s my Icebreaker 2.0.

The presentation went well, got a few laughs and I was able to do the whole speech without notes.

When I joined my first Toastmasters club I’d always use notes with the lectern. This time I got up and moved the lectern to the side and went for it.

Now it’s time to prepare for my next speech.

 

Offical Toastmasters Member

I’ve been sworn in as a member at a new Toastmasters club, so now it’s official. I mentioned a couple of weeks ago that I attend my first Toastmasters meeting in a couple of years.

I’ve found a great club and looking forward to working my way through the new Pathways program.

I completed the competent communicator manual at the first club I joined which was about 12 years ago (damn I feel old 😀).

Now I need to work on my icebreaker speech.

Back at Toastmasters

This week I went back to Toastmasters for the first time in a couple of years.

Toastmasters is an organisation that has clubs all around the world which meet weekly or fortnightly. You go there to become a better public speaker in a friendly and supportive environment.

I first went to Toastmasters in 2006 and went consistently for two years. In that time I learnt how to become a better public speaker which has helped my career.

Then I went back for half a year in 2014, and as of this week, I’m back (hopefully on a consistent basis) at a new club.