Toastmasters International is a non-profit educational organization dedicated to enhancing communication and leadership skills. It is where leaders are made. I have been a member since 1999. After being a new member for 6 months, I became President of the club that I belonged to which had 20 members. This gave me the opportunity to really develop my skills. I learned how to speak in front of people and to speak at a slower rate. Toastmasters also taught me to become an effective leader and communicator. I even learned how to spell better.
Toastmasters ended up being a great place for networking and meeting people from all over the world. I have learned things from making a cake to building an engine on a rocket by listening to others speak about their experiences.
After a year someone tapped me on the shoulder and asked me to be an Area Governor which is where I helped lead and develop other leaders in 5 clubs. After that I became a division governor and was over 40 clubs and I kept growing up in Toastmasters to the top position there is locally, which is District Governor where I was over 5,000 members and indirectly 1400 officers.
I now am over all of the marketing in 7 states and the Caribbean and Bahamas! I get to travel and mentor more people, teaching them leadership, recruiting, public relations, networking and coaching skills so they can lead and teach others to become better communicators and leaders along with developing their own leadership skills.
It has not only helped me grow as a leader, but I have become a partner of my own company, a motivational speaker and even an author! I attribute the experience and exposure that Toastmasters has given me to my success. I get to meet 100s of people and learn all sorts of different things. If you want to develop
your skills and become a leader, Toastmasters gives you that opportunity and much more.
For more information please go to www.gatoastmasters.org or www.toastmasters.org and learn more about Toastmasters and look into a club for you to visit. You really should join as a member. It is the best investment that one can make.