Secrets to Humorous Speaking

In Active Listening, Cartooning, Cool Ideas, leadership, sharpen the saw, Tips re: Professional Development, Toastmasters on June 10, 2012 at 8:32 pm

“We learn best during moments of enjoyment.”
– Dr. Ralph Smedley (1878 – 1965)
Founder of Toastmasters International

Whether you’re a trainer, coach, facilitator, program manager, corporate executive, or just someone who’d like to be listened to just a little more often than perhaps you’re listened to currently; it may be time for you to visit and join a Toastmasters club.

And if you’re already a Toastmasters or can claim, “I’ve been there.  I’ve done that.  And I do have a polo shirt that’s embroidered with the Toastmasters logo,” then consider joining an advanced club soon.

What organizations do you belong to that add to your skills in communication and/or leadership?

Where might you receive feedback from mutually supportive friends who are genuinely interested in your personal and professional progress?

Would you like  to become more effective at home, at the office, in your community, or in your place of worship?

Do you think on your feet and respond as well as you’d like to impromptu questions from your clients, your boss, your neighbors, or even strangers with whom you’d like to meet or become better acquainted?

Some say that the fear of public speaking can be more frightening than death.  Which according to the comedian Jerry Seinfeld suggests that there are some at a funeral or wake who’d rather be in the casket rather than asked to give the eulogy.

So what are you waiting for?  Invest in your self development as a communicator and leader — regardless your calling or professional bent.  Click HERE to find a club near you.  I guarantee you’ll learn something and may even enjoy it.



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