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“If I went back to college again, I’d concentrate on two areas: learning to write and to speak before an audience. Nothing in life is more important than the ability to communicate effectively.”
-Gerald R. Ford

The average person ranks the fear of public speaking (also known as glossophobia) higher than the fear of death. The truth is, this fear could be hurting your professional and personal life.

You may have been there before.

You feel nervous, your palms sweat, your stomach ties itself into knots. You don’t want to do it. But you can overcome this fear of oral presentations… are 27 tips to help overcome public speaking, see Brian Tracy’s blog:

If you are really serious about overcoming your fear of public speaking, join a toastmasters club located near you, search of a club, lick on this link Toastmasters offers a warm friendly open environment to learn and grow speaking skills.

Better still contact the Northside Toastmasters Club for further information contact us here.

Northside Toastmasters – What’s it all About

Toastmasters is a non-profit making educational organization. Membership is open to anyone over 18 years of age.
Although we use fun and fellowship during our meetings and we do have a social side, NORTHSIDE TOASTMASTERS CLUB is not a social club.

Our club has a mixed membership of ages, abilities and experience from a variety of different backgrounds. We all have one thing in common- a shared desire to develop good oral communication, including being able to speak confidently in public, improve leadership skills, support our fellow club members to do the same and be able to enjoy ourselves in the process.
Toastmasters is a participation sport- all club members are encouraged to participate fully in club activities. This includes conducting meetings, impromptu speech making, prepared speeches and giving helpful evaluations. Every effort is made to give club members the opportunity to speak in some capacity at each meeting.
NORTHSIDE TOASTMASTERS CLUB will give you the skills and confidence you need to effectively express yourself in any situation. Whether you are a professional, student, home parent or retired, TOASTMASTERS is the most efficient, enjoyable and affordable way of gaining great communication skills. By learning to effectively formulate and express your ideas, you open up an entirely new world of possibilities. You’ll be more persuasive and confident when giving speeches and presentations,  and you’ll improve your one-to-one dealings with others. All this, while enjoying yourself at the same time!

Further Information
There is an enormous (and bewildering) amount of information available on the history, background and benefits of Toastmasters.
A Google search will bring up around 2,000,000 sites. Take your pick!!
For a comprehensive guide, we recommend…
Toastmasters New Zealand ~
Toastmasters International ~

These sites will give you excellent information about the Toastmaster Programmes.
These include…
Communication: Competent Communicator Award
Advanced Communicator Awards
Leadership:         Club Leadership

The Northside Toastmasters Team

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