I became a Toastmasters member to work on my speaking skills. It’s been very eye opening. With every speech, I learn new ways to engage the audience. And the other members are so inspirational. Every meeting is like a TedX event. I love going to my Thursday lunch meetings and hearing amazing speeches. The members give immediate feedback and loads of encouragement. Check out my second speech, “Keeping History Alive Through Inspiration” – a Toastmaster’s speech about Stolen Secrets!
I have decided to record my speeches on Youtube to share my Toastmaster’s journey for other newbies (search for L.B. Schulman Toastmasters). Why not conquer that fear of public speaking?! The number one thing I need to work on is covering up the “blanks” that happen in the middle of the speech. They are scary! I had one in this speech, too, but I think I did an admirable job masking it. At least I didn’t apologize over and over again like I did with my last speech.