August 17, 2011 Leave a comment
My Experiences as a Toastmaster
August 9, 2011 1 Comment
Tonight is the night that I had done speech #7. Before I get into how it went, I would like to congratulate Chris Burns on achieving the elected role of Treasurer.
As I had said, tonight I had given my speech #7. I had entitled it What is a Blog?. I goal was to replace the blank stares on people when I talk to them about my hobby. Like most Toastmasters I have lots to say. I fell a little short tonight due to a poor plan in timing. I had omitted some statistics to save time. What I should have done is omitted something else, which would have been hard. I had felt everything was important, but my objective was to research and use facts to backup my opinions and thoughts.
I had a very well established Toastmaster from another club give me the evaluation. At first, I thought it was a little harsh, but I realized that it was okay. It was okay for him to be blunt and tell me my short falls. It was actually nice to have a good honest evaluation. Thanks Keith; I really do appreciate your words of wisdom. Toastmasters need to up lift each other, but sometimes we also need to be humbled.
From this experience, I have learned to stick to the goal no matter what. Make sure you have your objects clearly in mind. I also learned that it is good to be humbled as it builds you a little stronger for next time.
I cannot wait for speech number eight.