Joe - "Toastmasters has taught me how to break down barriers by becoming a confident public speaker, leader and motivator. If it worked for me, it could work for you!"
Anne Marie - “ I joined East Coast in 2017 and I feel very fortunate to be part of such a warm and friendly club. I have learned so much over the last couple of years and would encourage anyone who , like me, was dreading public speaking to come along . You won’t regret it!"
Sandra - "I joined Toastmasters as a new years resolution in 2016 to help improve my communication skills. For example, I found it difficult to ask questions at a group meeting in work or I would get very stressed if I had to do a presentation. I now realise that this is fairly common and can prevent a lot of people from achieving the recognition they deserve. I have learned during my time in toastmasters how to control my nerves, how to prepare properly for presentations and how to construct answers to questions under pressure. You learn by observing others and practicing. It's that simple. We learn by doing, and it gets easier every time".
Eoin - "I joined East Coast Toastmasters when I returned to college to study Psychotherapy. I had to deliver lots of presentations which I found very daunting. I learned the structures behind speeches and I was able to practice my public speaking skills in front of a supportive audience. I could try out some ideas for college presentations at the club before I had to deliver them. I received lots of valuable feedback and encouragement which has kept me coming back to the club long after getting over the fear".S