Did you know that the Toastmasters’ learning experience was developed around five core competencies?
- Public Speaking
- Interpersonal Communication
- Strategic Leadership
Each core competency refers to the capabilities, knowledge, skills, and resources that constitute defining strengths of a person or organization. Public speaking is important for many reasons. Speakers can motivate others to respond favorably in unfavorable conditions or to affect change. Speaking with clarity and confidence isn’t just for large audiences either. Public speaking occurs in meeting rooms, interactions with a spouse or standing at the cash register. Yes, public speaking is one of the most important skills to have. Did you know that public speaking can even have positive health benefits? Public speaking is a major contributor to establishing healthy relationships. Healthy relationships reduce blood pressure and decrease anxiety! The next time someone asks you why you practice public speaking, try saying because its good for the community and good for the soul! Don’t forget to add the invitation to join you at your next Toastmasters meeting!