Change can be a curious thing. Sometimes a dramatic transformation in our lives can pull the rug from under our feet. Just ask any new parent. At other times it happens so gradually that we don’t even notice it happening. It is less than 2 years since I joined Toastmasters and at no point would I say that I have experienced dramatic change. But when I look back on how I used to approach public speaking, the change is clear. I have been changing one step at a time. With every meeting I learn something more and when added together the impact is, in fact, dramatic.
At our meeting on Wednesday 25th November, the theme was change. Change has become the norm in so many ways nowadays. Four diverse speeches and evaluations addressed the subject from different angles, albeit serendipitous rather than pre-planned. Our President summed it up, “Change is life”. All Toastmasters are looking to change some aspect of their public speaking and everyone present agreed that in some tiny way, we changed that evening.