Tonight I won the “Table Topics Trophy” at Toastmasters. Now, normally I don’t win that many things at Toastmasters. But it’s great finishing the night with the trophy.
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.
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.
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.