I have been in Toastmasters for the last 4 years. Experience has been mind blowing. From being a member to a President to a Workshop coordinator to a Contestant. The constant adrenaline rush which I experience being a part of Toastmasters is Ultimate!!
2. How did you come to know about TMI?
I got to know Toastmasters through TM Ramprasad from Wordsmith when I met him in a small Public speaking forum in T.Nagar. He used to tell there is something called as Toastmasters.
3. Why did you join Toastmasters?
I wanted to develop my communication skills, which needed exponential improvement. Moment I experienced my first toastmasters meeting, I thought it was not the place for me and only for eloquent speakers. It took nearly 6 months for me to be accepted and to be part of the group on an emotional level.
4. What was your expectation before you joined?
I wanted a platform to speak and get confidence to face the world. And I got just that!! Toastmasters is a powerful platform.
5. How has Toastmasters benefited your personal/professional life?
Toastmasters has made an impact in my life, starting from getting a job. The interview which about 20 minutes included 5 minutes about Toastmasters. In my workplace, I got recognition from the Senior Managers and HR Managers for me being part of Toastmasters and starting the club in HCL Technologies, the first of its kind in HCL Technologies. Also, I got professional help from my Toastmaster friends on career planning.
6. What is your advice to a new Toastmaster?
Toastmasters is the right platform to you if you want to improve your real time communication and leadership skills.
What are you waiting for, join us on board. NOW OR NEVER! I assure that you won’t be the same person again after being a part of Toastmasters!