Does the thought of public speaking make your stomach turn in knots? Have you ever felt like you were having a panic attack while giving a class presentation? Does a migraine headache sound more appealing than a giving a speech?
If you answered yes to any of those questions then Toastmasters may be the right solution for you!
If you have yet to hear about Toastmasters International it’s a nonprofit that helps everyday people improve their communication, public speaking and leadership skills. With more than 280,000 members and 13,500 clubs in 116 countries, the organization has become a global network with a growing list of success stories.
Here are three reason you should sign up for a local club today.
1. The fear of public speaking may prevent you from achieving your potential.
Whether you’re in a school, business or personal environment, people take you more seriously when you’re able to articulate your thoughts with confidence. If your are a business owner, public speaking is an effective way to get your message to many people at once, gain trust and show your ability to lead.
2. Meet New People
This is a good place to meet new people, make friends and fun while doing it. The classes offer a supportive atmosphere, and since you are all overcoming the same fear or obstacle it can be easier to make friends.
3. It’s Affordable
It’s only $36 every six months to be involved in a local Toastmasters club. It’s a good investment that may bring you more confidence — and even money — in the long run.
Do you have a fear of public speaking? How do you overcome your anxiety?