The first chapter of my relationship with Toastmasters was not pleasant. I decided to join
Toastmasters after I got into a panic while delivering an important presentation at work. Anyway, I somehow joined Toastmasters, and I did not know what was coming for me. I was significantly changed by three reasons.
First, I was surprised by the supportive and pleasant vibe of the meeting. Speakers prepared for the
speeches as if it were important business presentations, and members were actively reacting to the speakers, nodding and smiling. I was touched.
Secondly, there were constructive feedback. After graduating from college, there were not many chances to get feedback. Members were actively giving direct feedback to speakers, and they appreciated feedback so that they could do better next time. I was impressed.
Lastly, there was a huge area that I did not know about Toastmasters, which was leadership program. I joined Toastmasters only for the communication program. However, now I can tell that the biggest gain that I learned from Toastmasters is leadership. Toastmasters, there are so many passionate and devoted leaders. I was inspired.
I joined Toastmasters for one small reason, which was to improve my presentation skill. For the last
three years, not only did I improve communication and leadership skills, but I even met the love of my life. You never know what is coming for you.