Have I already shared, that aside from being a counselor, I also dream of becoming a resource speaker someday? If this is the first time you’re hearing this, well, yes, that’s one of my dreams. 🙂
With that dream, I decided to hone my speaking skills, hence I returned to Toastmasters, only to a different club for that matter. If you’re unfamiliar with Toastmasters, it is a non-profit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of meeting locations. In the Philippines alone, there are already 155+ clubs and 2500+ members.
Last Saturday, I just delivered my first basic speech entitled “past, present, future.” Hubby and I used to be members of Manila Bay Club when we were still dating. But due to wedding preparation, we became busy and were not able to attend anymore. Add to the fact that, we are now residing here in Pasig and Manila Bay club’s location is quite far from us.
Hubby went back ahead of me early last year, he is now on his seventh basic speech while I on my second.
Why addiction? Oh, I’m already planning for my topics and speech structures for my succeeding speech projects. Plus, I love the atmosphere that this club has, it’s more relaxed, laid back and informal unlike the previous club we attended.
Most members here are just about our age-bracket, they aren’t slang when they talk, they’re fun and most of all they are great speakers. I’m sure I will really learn a lot from them. Hubby was not mistaken at all in choosing the right club for us.
So this year, I’m adding speaking to the skills that I’m currently working on, with writing and house keeping. I hope that there’ll be no conflict in my schedule come June when I go take my masters.
So what about you?
What skills are you trying to hone for this year?