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Monday, 15 August 2016 01:31

Is Toastmasters proven to produce great speakers?

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Disinguished Toastmaster PinI can’t imagine there to be any other answer than “of course!”

One needs only to look at the yearly journey towards the coveted title of World Champion of Public Speaking. The title says it all “World Champion.” Everyone who competes at any level of the competition, from the club through to the world championship level has been a member of good standing of Toastmasters i.e. they are a product of the Toastmasters program.

Perhaps the term ‘great’ is disputable. Does great mean talented? How about highly skilled at speaking? Are they perfect at communicating their message and tweaking the heart strings of the audience?

There is a belief that we all create our own reality. My reality is completely different than anyone else’s. I believe the same principal applies to how we interpret the word ‘great’. A great speaker, from my perspective, is merely one that resonates with the listening audience.

Having said that, I believe that to become a great speaker, an undisputably great speaker, you would need to get additional training and expertise from someone such as a speech or presentations coach. Out Toastmasters venue is a perfect venue for practicing and honing one’s speaking skills, however a coach/trainer is needed to take someone to the next level of greatness.

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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.

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