Yesterday, at the Greenfield Toastmasters club, I completed my 10th speech for Toastmasters. After completing my 10th speech, I earned my Competent Communicator from Toastmasters. The Competent Communicator Award from Toastmasters is a reward given after a member completes 10 speeches.
The 10 speeches are different in topic and format. Here are a list of the speeches that I gave:
Speech 1: The Ice Breaker
Speech 2: Organize Your Speech
Speech 3: Get to the Point
Speech 4: How to Say It
Speech 5: Your Body Speaks
Speech 6: Vocal Variety
Speech 7: Research Your Topic
Speech 8: Get Comfortable With Visual Aids
Speech 9: Persuade With Power
Speech 10: Inspire Your Audience
It feels great to achieve this award. I definitely feel more comfortable speaking in public and interacting with people now.
I highly recommend Toastmasters to anyone that is looking to improve their communication skills.