Wednesday, August 10, 2011
I got it!
This little guy is a trophy I get to keep for one WHOLE week, because I was voted
"Best Table Topics"
this morning at Toastmasters.
Let me tell you about Toastmasters.
Everyone, I mean EVERYONE should join a group.
It will help you:
Gain confidence in speaking in front of a group.
(I mean, really, isn't that enough?)
Get used to answering questions spontaneously,
that actually make sense.
Grow mentally & emotionally.
Become aware of our little speaking "issues" and have the opportunity week after week to work on them.
(our "ums, uhs, you know's")
Become part of a community that supports and encourages
Become a better leader.
I should have joined a group years ago, but I will be honest with you...
I was scared.
Scared of feedback, criticism, negativity.
There is none of THAT here.
Ooops, there is feedback,
Feedback that I need if I truly want to get better,
So, I've been going for 3 weeks barely surviving the
The Table Topics Master provides questions related to a theme for the day, that we answer,
when we are CALLED ON.
This is some scary poo-poo!
When we start, my heart is literally pounding SO HARD!
I avoid eye-contact,
I start sweating,
I pretend that I'm listening to other members as they share,
thinking to myself the whole time,
"I wonder who he will call on next?"
Well, being called on for 3 weeks in a row,
so, I figured I'd have a turn today.
I even got a trophy!