Improve Public Speaking Skills:
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: