By Chechey Williams
Win As One Toastmasters Club
Toastmasters International is a professional development organization that focuses on skills development in communication, public speaking, and leadership. The intangible aspects may be harder to measure but they’ll continue to deliver value in many areas of your life – they are the most significant benefits you’ll obtain from being a Toastmaster!
Here are the top 3:
Speaking in Toastmasters provides new challenges and plenty of opportunities to be proud of your accomplishments. The more you expand your skills and talents, the more confidence you have in yourself! There are numerous benefits that come with self-confidence, which include:
• Increased problem solving skills
• More open to taking risks
• More assertive
• Goal focused
• Strong and healthy relationships
• Less stress
• Better overall physical health
• Better overall emotional health
• Longer lifespan
• Better coping skills
Toastmasters is a friendly environment where people are genuinely interested in each other. Toastmasters works because it’s welcoming, positive and supportive towards members. Each member plays an essential role in every other member’s growth and success.
Every Toastmaster receives a tremendous amount of encouragement. The best part is you’re encouraged to be your best self. Every Toastmaster has inherent talents and a wonderfully unique perspective to share. Toastmasters is all about encouraging each other to be the best version of themselves.
As a Toastmaster you share specific, positive, and constructive feedback, and by doing so invest in other member’s success as much as your own. Toastmasters celebrate the victory of every member’s accomplishments.
Toastmasters will help you to create a tool-box of skills that you will carry with you for the rest of your life.