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Monday, 06 March 2017 16:55

How beneficial is Toastmasters for future aspiring teachers?

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Behind the Need to communicateThe most obvious response would be that improving one’s public speaking skills would benefit anyone going into any profession, the teaching profession included.

Toastmasters is so much more than learning public speaking. I learned years ago, that it is really about developing your self-confidence.  We do so by continually taking on speaking roles as well as leadership ones.

Displayed self-confidence becomes an asset when applying for a job. You may find yourself competing with many others with the same credentials that you do. Self-confidence may very well make the difference between getting the job and not getting it.

Public speaking is much more than standing before a group and speaking. It also involves listening to your audience, processing what they say and then being able to interact with them. As a teacher, you will be a role model, helping to mold young minds. Far better to inspire them with your self-confidence rather than your fear.

So yes, Toastmasters can be beneficial to you, if you work within the program. You can’t do it by osmosis. It takes work and a strategic plan to continually raise the bar so that you are growing.

From a strategic perspective, it is probably better to start your personal journey in Toastmasters before going to university or college for your teaching. I would expect that you will likely too busy to focus on many other activities while you are in school.

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Rae Stonehouse

Author Bio:

Rae A. Stonehouse is a Canadian born author & speaker. His professional career as a Registered Nurse working predominantly in psychiatry/mental health, has spanned four decades.

Rae has embraced the principal of CANEI (Constant and Never-ending Improvement) as promoted by thought leaders such as Tony Robbins and brings that philosophy to each of his publications and presentations.

Rae has dedicated the latter segment of his journey through life to overcoming his personal inhibitions. As a 20+ year member of Toastmasters International he has systematically built his self-confidence and communicating ability. He is passionate about sharing his lessons with his readers and listeners. His publications thus far are of the self-help, self-improvement genre and systematically offer valuable sage advice on a specific topic. He is a long-time member of Kelowna Flying Solo Toastmasters and is the driving force behind its long-term success. 

His writing style can be described as being conversational. As an author Rae strives to have a one-to-one conversation with each of his readers, very much like having your own personal self-development coach. Rae is known for having a wry sense of humour that features in his publications.

Author of Self-Help Downloadable E-Books:

Power Networking for Shy PeoplePower Networking for Shy People: Tips & Techniques for Moving from Shy to Sly!

PROtect Yourself!PROtect Yourself! Empowering Tips & Techniques for Personal Safety: A Practical Violence Prevention Manual for Healthcare Workers.

E=Emcee SquaredE=Emcee SquaredTips & Techniques to Becoming a Dynamic Master of Ceremonies.

Power of PromotionPower of Promotion: On-line Marketing for Toastmasters Club Growth


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