Unexpected Benefits of Toastmasters

Why is Toastmasters worthwhile? beneficial, fun? The answers are varied. Suffice to say, the organization continues to grow more than 91 years after it’s birth, helping people be the best they are able and having fun doing exactly that. How many people? Right now over 345,000 members; over 15,900 clubs in 142 countries and millions over the decades! If you have never visited a club, maybe you should, guests are free to visit.

The Bob Angle

Back in the spring of 2006 I joined a local Toastmasters club, and in retrospect, this was probably one of the better decisions I’ve made in my life. I should have joined much sooner.

My dad first told me about Toastmasters when I was in my mid-20s. He said that he was a member when he was about my age, and found it tremendously helpful. I thought to myself: “Wow – when my dad was my age, I didn’t think that humans had even developed language – never mind organizing themselves into social groups and creating public speaking clubs!”. He went on to say that one of his first dates with my mom was a visit to his Toastmasters club during which he delivered a speech, and that she must have been impressed because they eventually got married. Therefore, I owe my very existence to Toastmasters!

He couldn’t recommend it…

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About dfolstad58

I live in the South Okanagan. BC. I enjoy reading, exercise, toastmasters. spending time with my son, my daughter, & her husband , and my patient wife. I try to respond personally to every comment on my blog, and in this way I hope to get to know my readers a little bit and and am able to thank readers for their encouragement on what they liked and suggestions on what they would like to see me try in order to improve.
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3 Responses to Unexpected Benefits of Toastmasters

  1. calmkate says:

    Great sales pitch … I owe my existence to my father sighting a log floating down a river … he remembered my mothers name and wrote her and the rest is history as they say.
    Have you read Quirky Girls blog? She writes with great humour but is too anxious to speak in public … remembering you I suggested toastmasters to break that anxiety so that she could try stand up comedy.


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