My Toastmasters Anniversary: By Tanya Horne
Winning 1st place at the club, the area and then the division levels had me hooked on a feeling. Being able to compete with such amazing speakers has helped me to grow in my abilities as well as my character, my willingness, my learning, my success. I have now competed at the District Level in 2 speaking contests, the humorous and international speaking contests. I have not yet placed at the district level but my desire to better myself continually grows.
One year in, belonging to 3 clubs. I treat my 3 meetings as different trainings to hone my skills as a speaker. I practice 3 days a week formally and I now say yes to every opportunity to speak at the front of the room. I sit on the board of directors for Island Excellence Toastmasters as the President, helping to charter our newest club in this area this past June. I am growing my capacity in leadership through this amazing proven organization. I feel immense gratitude for the quality and value that Toastmasters has added to my life.
We live our lives above the line and move through life at the speed of full participation! We are courageous and we are compassionate and most of all we are committed to making not only our own lives better, but improving the lives of those whose paths we cross