Taree Toastmasters asks do you want to be a confident speaker?

PUBLIC speaking can be daunting for some, and terrifying for others.

What we can all agree on, is, it’s not easy.

Taree Toastmasters is offering a ‘Speechcraft’ course to give you the skills and confidence to overcome this fear. The course starts November 3 and runs from 7pm to 9.30pm. 

Over four weeks, every Thursday, attendees will be mentored and supported by experienced club members.

You will learn:

  • How to structure and write a speech
  • Getting your point across
  • Using emotion, vocal variation and body language 
  • Giving and receiving feedback
  • How to manage the anxiety

Colin Steber, a Taree businessman who is a prominent Toastmaster, said the Speechcraft course is a very concise, effective way to learn the foundations and basic tools of public speaking. 

Colin, who is operations manager at Steber International, is a former Taree club president and now Area Director of Toastmasters.

“Learning these tools gave me the confidence I wanted as a leader and manager, and also in my volunteer and community roles - places where I often needed to speak,” Colin said. 

“It brought out the professional speaker I knew I could become but was held back by nervousness.

“It also developed my sense of fun. I often come home from Toastmasters with my jaw aching from laughing so much. Because Toastmasters is such a supportive environment, you develop your skills as a direct result of the experience." 

To take part in the course contact Michael Hollingworth on 0409 558 199 or Simon Brown on 0401 210 755, or email clubtareetoastmasters@gmail.com.