Sunday, September 10, 2006

Toastmasters for Writers

Whether you are facilitating a Q&A about your book, talking about your company/business or speaking with a client on the phone, it is important to be able to communicate clearly and concisely. Toastmasters can help you improve your speaking and leadership skills in a non-threatening environment. To learn more or find a club near you see www.toastmasters.org.

2 comments:

Yvonne Perry said...

Who isn't afraid of public speaking?

I sought out Toastmasters to strengthen my leadership and speaking role as president of a professional organization in Nashville.

It was a perfect rescue. By applying Toastmaster tools and practicing frequency, I overcame the crippling fear associated with public speaking. That doesn't totally dismiss the cloud of butterflies on the walk to the podium but once there, it is easier to take a deep breath, smile at the faces smiling at you, relax and enjoy giving them your best speech!

More gifts awaited.

1) I met Yvonne at a Toastmasters conference one beautiful fall day in the Smokey Mountains.
2) My circle of friends widened to include those dear, like-minded Toastmasters.
3) I discovered how very much I enjoy speech writing.
4) I always learn something and have fun.

Come visit sometime. Call me at 394-1770 if you are interested.

Barbara Sharp
WRITE-ON Team Member

Zach Everson said...

Toastmasters is a great way of improving speaking and writing skills. As I was preparing a speech last week, I realized a lot of the advice in the Toastmasters manual applied to the written word as well:

http://zacheverson.com/2006/09/06/tips-from-toastmasters-that-will-improve-your-writing/