Testimonials About The Power Of Toastmasters
Bestselling Author In Search of Excellence and The Pursuit of Wow
"Join Toastmasters. Oral communications skills count. Height and hair color may be in the genes, but public speaking isn't. One good answer to the public speaking problem is Toastmasters. They do a fabulous job of helping people shape up their communication skills."
Anita Perez Ferguson
President - National Women's Political Caucus
"Toastmasters gives me the opportunity to regularly organize and present speeches. The skills I have learned and improved help me make a positive impression every time I speak."
Bestselling Author "Swim With the Sharks"
"I've never met anyone who didn't think Toastmasters was super valuable to their career. We gain self-esteem, self-confidence, assertiveness."
Founder of Mrs. Field's Cookies
"I believe that communication is vital to success. Improving my comunication skills has increased my ability to sell my ideas and visions and eventually become a professional speaker. I like the people involved in Toastmasters - we all share the same desire to improve our communication skills."
Author of "Live Your Dreams"
"If you want your dreams to come true you must have confidence in yourself and your abilities. A Toastmasters Club can give you that confidence. Make your dreams a reality. Join a Toastmasters Club."
Tara Holland Christensen
Miss America 1997
"Toastmasters gave me the chance to practice speaking skills and answer questions, which was great preparation for entering the Miss America Pageant. I felt more confident going to the pageant and press interviews. Now, this is what I do for a living - speaking!"
David J. Moore
Author of "Job Search for the Technical Professional"
"I have attended communication seminars and classes, but I have not found any to equal the value of Toastmasters. You will be trained in speaking and listening skills, receive positive correction and critique for your presentations, and have unlimited opportunities to interact, lead, and develop your presentation skills. The cost is modest, and there are thousands of clubs worldwide and in virtually every community in the United States."
Author / Journalist / Host of MSNBC's Hardball With Chris Matthews and The Chris Matthews Show
"Toastmasters changed my life. They really did. Put me on the stage. I don't know what I would have done without that positive boost."
CEO - Coors Brewing Company
As my career grew with the company, I needed to develop my communication skills more and more . . . I have learned a great deal about speaking and listening and now realize the importance of the overall program. For me, it took getting into a formal organization such as Toastmasters to understand what total communication is all about.
When I joined Toastmasters I was no stranger to public speaking. As a School Principal I frequently addressed Governors, Parents etc. etc.
I had never been evaluated , timing was pretty much up to me and nobody ever made a recommendation.! I welcomed the discipline, having my speeches strictly timed, considered evaluations given and my every gestured noted ! It was what I needed - I had been a free agent for far too long. So Toastmasters has been a valuable benefit to me.
In Toastmasters I have learned to structure my thought process better. This becomes possible as we construct speeches. I now make better sense, not only with speeches but also in everyday interacting. The second thing that I now try to correct, has to do with voice technique.
Again Toastmasters provides the perfect environment to improve on any additional skills as we become more and more comfortable with speaking. Finally I have found that Toastmasters have the most updated program to offer and also the most pleasant meetings for anyone to practice and achieve their goals.
The information above was gathered from the Toastmasters International web-site and and other materials published by Toastmasters International.