"Toastmasters was recommended to me by a hiring manager after a failed attempt to gain a Team Leader position. Strong leadership and communication skills, coupled with technical knowledge, are a pre-requisite in the Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) industry that I work in because there are many challenges to supplying our customers and consumers the high quality and safe products they expect.
"I joined Toast Masters to overcome a fear I had of public speaking.
Since taking on this challenge and achieving my Competent Communicator badge I have gained a greater confidence in public speaking, due to the projects I completed. Learning how to structure, present yourself and make an impact with a speech is second to none at TM's.
It takes a little time and commitment to complete each speech, but it is all worth it in the end.