Buddies Online Toastmasters Club

Category: Tips

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Hello Buddies,

The title is a question I often get asked. You have been through a painful experience, and you’ve learned something valuable. It is worth sharing, but there was a person/people who wronged/mistreated you. They caused the pain. If you omit the experience portion, your speech becomes vague. So, what should you do?

Share What You Have Learned. Yes.

Let’s say, you were mistreated at work. And you knew the person who caused it. She/he was brutal to you, you became isolated. You had to go through a tough time, but along the way, you were helped by friends/mentor/coach/family. You also found yourself getting stronger and wiser. You’ve got favorite quotes, books, and movies. Because of the experience, you’ve got strength. You want to share the painful experience because the knowledge you gained might be helpful to the others as well.


This is an excerpt from https://www.toastmasters.org/Leadership%20Central/Featured%20Article

From outgoing officer to incoming officer; I’m responding to the Toastmasters.org article.
by Misako

4 Essential Tips for Outgoing Leaders

  1. Pass the positivity forward
    Buddies Club works well because we treat each other as our “buddy”. It’s an amity asset. When you face challenges, always ask “What is the best for my buddy?” We should find the right direction! Let’s keep experiment for the new potentials together.
  2. Be transparent
    Buddies biggest ongoing issue is the current officer team has neglected to have face-to-face training. It’s solely my fault as club president.
    Most of the information is available online but can be overlooked.
    Click here to see the summary 
  3. Make yourself accessible
    I can be always reached by email. Since this is a public page, please find me on Club website: https://youtu.be/oa2XdE44u8A
  4. Ask—and answer—the tough questions

“The human brain starts working the moment you are born and never stops until you stand up to speak in public.” — George Jessel

Have you ever had a “mind went blank” moment during your speech? Or do you have the fear that moment might happen to you one day? You are not alone!

In fact, it happens to everybody, including experienced professional speakers. Me? Oh yes, a big time. Once I forgot my name. MY NAME! (not to mention I was speaking in my first language. Waaa!)