Meet Our Buddy: Irfan Ghaffar

Where are you from?

I was born in Pakistan.

Where do you live?

I live in Saudi Arabia.

What are your top 3 favorite activities?

My favorite activities are playing tennis, cricket and walking.

What brought you to Toastmasters?

I want to improve my public speaking skills.

Why Buddies?

I heard that Toastmasters club is the best place to improve public speaking skills. I googled online toastmasters club and selected Buddies because of its convenient timing. I found it better than my expectation because of professional meeting environment and nice and helpful buddies.

How much have you grown since your first Toastmaster meeting?

I have gain some confidence since I joined the club. I learned from the feedback about my weaknesses which I need to work on.

How is Toastmasters helping you in life?

It is a practice environment and people are from diverse backgrounds who are helping each other to improve and learn. This learning through teamwork is very helpful.

Who are your top 3 favorite speakers?

  • Steve Jobs
  • Martin Luther King
  • Barack Obama

What’s your top 3 favorite speeches?

I like all speeches of Steve Jobs. I am listing four favourite speeches below.

What kind of communicator and leader do you want to become?

I want to learn all style. However persuasive style is my favorite.

Where do you think you can go with Toastmasters in 12 months ahead?

I think I will be significantly better speaker in 12 months time.

Irfan Ghaffar

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