Business Analytics Lead
I'm very happy with my Toastmasters experience so far and want to share. I joined September 2019 and a little background about me - I am a millennial woman and a minority in a fortune 200 company. My imposter syndrome peaked when I first started a new role in early 2019 because I am often the youngest minority woman in the room. On top of that, I struggled with communicating technical information to senior leaders or presenting to a large group of my peers. Fast forward to today, I actively participate in Toastmasters and even serve as an officer role. I feel myself blossoming and it feels amazing. I still have more developing to do, but this journey has been absolutely beautiful and I love who I am becoming. If you are new to TM or you're considering, I highly recommend it! TM is more than public speaking, it's the confidence it gives you and the rest is an amazing domino effect.
University City Toastmasters was love at first sight! I visited over a dozen toastmasters clubs in the Philly area before I joined UCTM as my home club. I initially joined toastmasters to improve my presentation skills. Little did I know that there was more to toastmasters than public speaking, as one can also hone their interpersonal communication and leadership development.
In life, you only get what you put in; and I strive to use this experience to enhance my professional, social, and personal growth.
I have been promoted at my job six times since becoming a Toastmaster. Every speaking and leadership opportunity advances your own skills and helps others along the way. The question you should be asking yourself is, ‘Why didn’t I join a club sooner?
Owner and President
I ran a company, and it was very challenging for me to communicate one-on-one or in small groups. Because of my Toastmasters training, I am a more confident leader
What Members say
In this short video, members from different countries and backgrounds share how they’ve built the skills to become better communicators and leaders.