Since I joined Burke Toastmasters in September 2016, I have reaped innumerable benefits. I have become a more resourceful and confident speaker, my creativity has been enhanced, and my leadership skills have been strengthened. I recommend the organization to anyone wishing to approach or deepen the understanding and practice of public-speaking and leadership. At Toastmasters you will find a non-threatening, supportive, and inspiring environment in which to grow and cultivate meaningful relationships. Please, go to Burke Toastmasters for info on our club. I hope to see you at one or more of our meetings! We gather on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Thursday of each month from 7:30-9:00 pm.
“Be still when you have nothing to say; when genuine passion moves you, say what you’ve got to say, and say it hot.” -D. H. Lawrence
Vice-President of Education
Toastmasters International, where leaders are made.
As a Toastmaster, I had the opportunity to share my experience in Cuba briefly (in 7 minutes) with my fellow Burke Toastmasters in my neighborhood. As is customary, I got formal feedback from my evaluator (a knowledgeable and supportive peer), and lots of feedback slips from other participants (12 total). One of those touched me deeply: “It was great to hear about Cuba in a way that is different from that in the media.” To what I humbly say, MISSION ACCOMPLISHED! Here are the slides I used to support my speech.
September 7, 2017