An established public speaking forum in one of Maresme's prettiest coastal towns
The new Maresme Toastmasters Club provides residents of the region access to a safe, friendly, and constructive environment with resources to help you develop your communication, public speaking and presentation skills. When you become part of this supportive community, you will have the chance to practice presenting before a friendly audience, receive constructive feedback, connect with a professional network, participate in conferences and attend speech contests and a lot more. Toastmasters International is a renowned non-profit organization that has been empowering people to hone their leadership and public speaking skills for nearly a century. The organization’s membership is approximately 280,000 in more than 14,700 clubs in 144 countries. It offers you the skills and confidence you need to effectively express yourself whether you are a manager, student, young professional, someone looking to advance in your career or someone hoping to make an impact in your community, Toastmasters is the most efficient, supportive, 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 and opportunities. You’ll improve your interpersonal communication and be more persuasive and confident when giving speeches.
I have been a member of Toastmasters for almost 8 years and was one of the best decisions I made as it has drastically improved my communication and leadership skills in ways, I never thought possible. Before joining Toastmasters, giving presentations was a nerve-wracking experience that I tried to avoid. But now, I really enjoy it. When I first joined Toastmasters, public speaking was intimidating and often overwhelming. I focused too much on the technical aspects of presentation, such as making sure every word was perfect and my slides were exactly right. This mean I wasn’t connecting with my audience or enjoying the process. With Toastmasters I learned to be confident communicator who can think on the spot and make an impact on any audience. Not only have I learned the techniques of public speaking – such as posture, vocal variety and eye contact but I also learned how to communicate with passion and focus on my message rather than being worried about being perfect.
Simonetta Roma, President Maresme Toastmasters
Every toastmasters gets the chance to take on all roles during the bi-monthly sessions – from Toastmaster of the Day to Grammarian.
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