As I mentioned in a previous post, I’ve recently joined Toastmasters in Vancouver. On Wednesday, my fourth Toastmasters meeting, I prepared and delivered a 4-6 minute “Ice Breaker Speech”.
Usually this would have been a fairly terrifying experience, but after having spent four Wednesdays with Toastmasters I felt pretty comfortable delivering the speech.
I realized at the end of my speech that I’d missed a part in my intro that really would’ve allowed me to nail the conclusion of my speech – but the beauty of Toastmasters is that I can speak again next week and make improvements.
I had a number of “ums” and “ahhhs”, could’ve used pauses more effectively, and should have spoken a little louder. I’m looking forward to next week so I can work on improving in these areas.
I’m having a lot of fun with Vancore Toastmasters and am really impressed with the quality people who are involved.