I’ve joined Toastmasters since February 2013, to get over my fear of public speaking. My favourite past about our Pace Setters Club is the community, the professionalism, and seeing each member grow and improve.
Being part of Toastmasters, I’ve learned to speak on my feet and get over my fear of speaking. My intent has been mostly to get over my fear of public speaking, but at the same time I’ve been learning valuable leadership skills that help me in my profession. My biggest takeaway from taking on the role of the Club President is not to wait for another year or a better time, because a better time will never come. Make a decision and JUST DO IT! I have learned that I am not doing it on my own; there is always a team to work with and turn to for help.
Outside of Toastmasters I enjoy hiking in the mountains, spending time with friends, reading books, and listening to educational health webinars.
To anyone interested in Toastmasters, I’d say that you have nothing to lose. This is the best way to get in front of people and not feel judged. We are in the same boat and that’s why it is much easier doing it together. We want you to succeed. We are here to help you grow. Toastmasters is a PERFECT place to learn.
Email me at Eva Gustafsson