- Beaconsfield Toastmasters
Years as a Toastmaster
8 years….became a member in 2012
Why you joined?
Believe it or not, I joined Toastmasters to find my voice again during a very difficult career transition after leaving a very difficult boss.
Why you stay?
I stay at Toastmasters because it serves my new professional career as a Business Coach and Facilitator extremely well. I use the platform to try out different creative ways to reach different types of audiences. The evaluation element has made me a much better listener and coach. The mentorship element has allowed me to mentor and coach over 100 speakers both professionally and at Toastmasters. Most interestingly I suffer chronic vertigo and Toastmaster speeches teach me how to face my biggest trigger that makes the world spin for me…the audience! I have learned to stay up on my feet and occasionally graciously fall.
One lesson you learned on your journey to DTM
An important lesson I learned in my DTM journey is to completely trust my intuition when the unexpected arises and that has given me clarity and discernment to finish important projects.