Chamber Toastmasters – Gary Brown

Being A Better You

Have you ever wondered how you would feel if your communication skills were improved? More importantly, how would you feel if your self-confidence was turned up a notch or two?

I know that feel that your communication skills are good and that you present as a confident and self-assured individual to your friends, colleagues and family members.  But what does your inner voice say?  Would this voice acknowledge that there is room for improvement?

You are probably aware that the vast majority of our communication occurs through non-verbal means such as body gestures, posture and appearance.  Meaning is also conveyed with the tone of our voice and the pace at which we speak.  Of course, words are important but they represent only a small fraction of how we communicate.

The Greater KW Chamber of Commerce started a Toastmaster Club about 10 years ago with the intention of offering a means that would help Chamber members improve their self-confidence through public speaking.

Toastmasters is a long-standing international organization that focuses on improving the following two essential communication skills:

– effective speaking

– active listening

The surprising thing that happens when the above skills are strengthened is that self-confidence soars.

I joined the Chamber Toastmaster Club about six years ago and I am delighted with the sharpening of my presentation skills.  In addition, I’ve had the opportunity to meet some wonderful people who I call friends.

I’d like to invite you to attend one of our Toastmaster meetings as a guest.  See for yourself.  It might just be the nudge that puts you on the path to improved communication skills.  The nudge that makes you feel good about yourself.

If this sounds like something you want to be a part of, please contact Lester Holley.