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Monday, 06 March 2017 17:40

How could I make full use of the skills which I learned from Toastmasters to our life?

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Every SuccessAssuming, that you are still a Toastmasters member, this would make for a good speech.

I’m a believer in finding multiple purposes for the research that I do.

I would suggest that start off by brainstorming a list of skills that you can think of, that you have seen within yourself as well as fellow Toastmasters members. I would expect that your list will become quite large. At this generating ideas stage, don’t judge them.

Once you have exhausted all of your ideas, organize them into groups that share similar qualities. Example: speaking, writing, stage management, networking etc.

After you have organized them into similar groups, take a look at each item and rate yourself on the individual skill. Are you proficient with a particular skill or could you improve?

The next step would be to develop an action plan. Your plan should include strengthening the skills you have already developed as well as working on the ones you are not as strong in. This would also include developing even more new skills that you currently do not possess.

This process, so far, leads to the answer to your question. You will make full use of your skills developed from Toastmasters by continuing to use them and building upon them.

As you become more skilled, you will likely become more self-confident. As you become more self-confident, you will likely be more open to opportunities. As you are more open to opportunities, likely more opportunities will present themselves. More opportunities taken will likely present the opportunity to develop even more skills.

This whole process opens you up to experiencing countless ways to use your new skills, depending on where your curiosity, interest and experience take you.

Thanks for your question and good luck with your journey!

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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!

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