At Toastmasters, among the many facets we cover of leadership, communication, and public speaking, one really useful skill is social speeches. Be it a toast, a tribute, or an eulogy, it is one area of public speaking that most of us are called to do but too often avoid like the plague.
Rowville Toastmasters Club kicked off the year with a Speechathon on January 29th at Jells Park. Our first meeting for the year consisted of a couple of social speeches. One was an office opening that will happen in May. The other was a speech I plan to deliver at my son’s wedding in April.
Previously, the thought of doing this would have given me heart palpitations, but after doing a practice run and receiving helpful feedback, I embraced the opportunity come April.
Social speaking is a real-life skill, but just one of the many speaking skills covered at Rowville Toastmasters in a friendly and supportive setting every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month.
Together, we progress every day.
Immediate Past President – Rowville Toastmasters Club
Area Director – Area 36