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Improve Public Speaking Skills:

Toastmasters International

by Alaina R. Alexander

 I joined Toastmasters International two years ago to improve my presentation skills. In the past, I had no problems getting up in front of an audience. However, I had a hard time being taken seriously, because my public speaking skills lacked professional polish.

Toastmasters International is a world wide public speaking organization it brings novice and experienced speakers together in a supportive atmosphere.  Membership dues are generally under $50 a year. Clubs usually meet once a week and you have the chance to speak in front of a group every week. Members also receive a monthly Toastmasters publication and other reading materials.

Look in your local phone book for the  nearest Toastmasters International group or check out their  website: