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Six Minutes is not affiliated with or endorsed by Toastmasters International.

All articles and resources on Six Minutes are the personal works of the article authors, many of whom are current or past Toastmasters members.

Six Minutes Articles for Toastmasters Members

Six Minutes is dedicated to helping you become a confident and more effective communicator, so nearly all Six Minutes articles are likely of interest to Toastmasters members.

However, there are a few articles which may be of particular interest to Toastmasters members:

My Toastmasters Experience

I personally believe that joining a Toastmasters club is a wonderful way to improve your communication skills, calm your fear of speaking, and develop more self-confidence. I have seen this benefit realized by others as well as myself.

My Toastmasters experience includes:

  • Member since 2005
  • Earned Advanced Communicator Gold (ACG) and Advanced Leader Bronze (ALB) designations (I just need to complete the High Performance Leadership project to earn a DTM)
  • Club officer positions including President, Vice President – Education, Vice President – Public Relations, Sergeant-At-Arms
  • Division Governor (once)
  • Sponsored a new corporate club at Microsoft Canada
  • Conducted club officer training sessions numerous times for many roles
  • Delivered Toastmasters conference educational sessions
  • Toastmasters Speech Contestvictories
    • Evaluation Contest (District 21): 1st place (2008), 2nd place (2007), finalist (2006)
    • International Speech Contest (District 21): 3rd place (2008), finalist (2007)
    • Table Topics Contest (District 21): finalist (2007)
    • plus numerous victories at club, area, and division levels in all four contests

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