I was freshly demoted from my management position at a large broadcast communications company when I found Toastmasters while surfing the net. In the six years since I first joined I have grown as a communicator and leader. I have been on the radio for 30 years as a...read more
While I had plenty of opportunities to speak over my career of 35 years, I had not yet become a confident speaker until joining Toastmasters. I learned that preparation, writing, practicing, structure, getting to the point not only were essential elements of effective...read more
Lobo Toastmasters has transformed my ability to communicate. To give you an idea, Lobo has helped make my speeches more organized, gave me practice in answering questions impromptu, and improved my listening skills. My speeches have a greater dimension as I...read more
"Lobo Toastmasters allowed me to become a more confident public speaker. Through activities such as prepared speeches and Table Topics, I had a chance to practice my public speaking skills and get comfortable being at the front of a room. It wasn't always easy, but by...read more
Florenceruth Jones Brown Member since 1950 Capitol Toastmasters, Club #2309 Santa Fe, NM Florenceruth “Flossie” Brown was in Toastmasters before all members were called Toastmasters. Flossie, as a college student would frequently attend her mother’s all women’s club...read more
I visited Toastmasters through the encouragement of my Dale Carnegie collogue Dr. Bill Mitchell. I was working as the secretary and was requested to attend luncheons and chamber events. Dr. Mitchell felt Toastmasters would do wonders for me. I joined the first meeting...read more
Before I joined Toastmasters 32 years ago at the insistence of my employer, I was horrible at public speaking. I did everything wrong every time. But 9 months after I became a toastmaster I was asked to make an announcement at church. My wife was worried I would...read more
Before entering the professional world where I’m required to interact with people of all ages and backgrounds, I didn't realize how absolutely essential it was to have decent communication skills, at a minimum. Practicing in Toastmasters is one of the greatest...read more
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