San Jose Toastmasters· Profile | Reviews ·
Providing a mutually supportive and positive learning environment in which every member has the opportunity to develop communication and leadership skills which in turn foster self-confidence and personal growth.
About the Toastmasters Org.
San Jose Toastmasters
Why I'm a Toastmaster!
Dorene Shirley, Broker
The Mortgage & Property Connection
When people find out I'm in Toastmasters, they generally ask me, "Why?" Of course, being a Toastmaster, I’m always eager to talk on the subject.
First, we live in a world of constant change. The career or job we thought was good yesterday has today become obsolete. Rules and strategies today, may in a few short years no longer be valid.
Yet, there is one inescapable truth that never changes — the ability to communicate effectively and confidently is extremely important to our lives and our careers. When we think of past job interviews, how many of us have felt we did a great job answering questions that were asked of us? When we’re called upon to give our opinions in meetings, were we as comfortable as we would like to have been? Wherever we look, people who speak and write well have had tremendous advantages. Toastmasters allows us the opportunity to develop and improve these important speaking skills.
Don't take my word for it, here's what former Toastmasters have to say:
CEO Coors Brewing Company
“As my career grew with the company, I needed to develop my communication skills more and more…I’ve learned a great deal about speaking and listening and now realize the importance of the overall program. For me, it took getting into a formal organization- such as Toastmasters- to understand what total communication is all about.”
DEBBI FIELDS ROSE
Founder- Mrs. Fields Cookies
“I’d never thought of myself as a great communicator, and that’s one of the reasons I got involved with Toastmasters. The idea of getting in front of a group, not as Mrs. Fields, but really as Debbi, made my knees shake and I’d get all dried-mouth. But the Toastmasters group understood. Here’s a place where you can learn, grow, develop and where other people are doing and feeling the same thing”
Governor of Hawaii
“Toastmasters is the best and least expensive personal improvement class you can go to. Anybody who begins and sticks with it for any length of time ends up a better speaker. As a result, they build confidence, and they are able to do their jobs better.”
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