Inspired by @Kay41: Are you familiar with Toastmasters International?
I am a Toastmaster. Have been for a little over a year. It's a great organization. In fact later today I'll be heading to our last weekly meeting in 2015.
That's great! How many speeches have you given?
Hmm... I should know it off the top of my head, but I don't. Over 15. I completed my manual within the first year and I've competed in a couple of contests. Almost made it to districts with my humor speeches 2 years in a row.
Hey, that's great! I love Toastmasters contests, but humor isn't my thing.
My coworker told me about it.
She suggested I try it
I highly recommend it!
I was a stay at home mom, until my children were teenagers. When I went back to work, I discovered that I badly needed help learning to communicate. To make a very long story shorter, Toastmasters really turned my life around.
I joined originally, for work reasons. By the time I retired, I was hooked on the organization and I'm still an active member. I recommend it highly!
Yes. I really don't remember where but a member was telling amazing stories. I wanted to join but was just a kid, so at the mercy of my parents. Cool group.
Look into it again. Go to www.toastmasters.org and use the Find a Club button. There are clubs all over the country, at many different times and locations. It really is an amazing organization.
Thanks! I'll look into it when I get home. I know I could use anything that improves my communication skills.
Just did a quick search, there are several in my area, and at least one isn't restricted to just members (but does fall on the one day I probably couldn't get childcare coincidentally).
I may yet be able to join. :)
When I was working I always wanted to join so I could learn good public-speaking skills but the closest group was 50 miles away.
I'm sorry to hear that.
I was a member until my son was born.
Your time is more limited now, I understand. Do you think you might go back at some time?
Not in the foreseeable future.
Are you a member or have you ever been a member?
I have not. I was planning to join around the time that I realized Dad needed me, so I have never been a member.