🎤Speaking for the first time after my first Toastmasters meeting

I know how frustrating it can be when people don’t understand what you mean. That’s why I want to share what I’ve learned thus far. You can learn from my mistakes and improve your own communication skills. I really enjoy audio apps Clubhouse, Greenroom, and now Twitter Spaces. They open the world to you for endless learning and teaching.

🔊It doesn’t matter if you are a newbie or an expert, we all have room for improvement when it comes to public.

🔊Practice makes improvements not perfect! The more often you speak, the more comfortable you will become. And who knows? Maybe someday soon we'll meet up in-world and chat face-to-face over a virtual toast (or coffee). Test opening, scheduling, and running your own rooms to understand what it takes to be a moderator in each platform.

🔊Try testing the different platforms to see which one is best for your learning style. The platform features really make a difference in your personal user experience and the audience experience.

It’s the next step in social media, and its already revolutionizing how we interact online. And best of all, it’s completely free to use. Take the leap and see if it makes networking easier for you.

You have your own very unique story and voice that no one can share but you. Someone somewhere may need to hear your message!

#socialmedia #people #experience #learning #communication #teaching #networking #share #testing #coffee #userexperience

iynna's profile thumbnail
Happy to hear / read this!
raeandrafields's profile thumbnail
I was literally on the toastmasters website 5 minutes ago. This was right on time. Thanks for posting. I'm going to join my local toastmasters as well.
Careeragility2020's profile thumbnail
Oh this makes my day!!! Do it! It’s a really great way for affordable mentorship. Check to see if the club is ranked. That will kind of let you know if they have a good club structure for outcomes. Now all the clubs are virtual do you can join any club you like. I’m joining the Serna Park club. They have people that have the top designations for speaking and developing people.
raeandrafields's profile thumbnail
Thank you so much. I'm going to look into joining that club myself.
Careeragility2020's profile thumbnail
Severna Park. They have another meeting tonight at 7pm.
Mirna's profile thumbnail
Such a great and encouraging post - and a worthy reminder :) I very much second that practice makes perfect - and it is all about action, action, action (with as much quality feedback as possible).As for public speaking bit, I would also highly recommend Tostmasters, I was a member a while back and did a lot of practice there, and it really made a big difference in having more confidence (but also become a better speaker), which is still very much paying back as today professional speaking is big part of my career. Still, can't underline enough what @Careeragility2020 said - it's all about practice! Choosing what skill (or subskill) of communication or public speaking is most relevant for one to practice, and then jumping into action mode!Also, having an accountability buddy (being it a friend, or an organization as Toastmasters) can be really helpful to support us from hesitating and persevering...
Careeragility2020's profile thumbnail
Thank you Mirna. I hope more women join to become stronger leaders through better communication.