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“5” Things I Learnt During My Toastmasters Journey
Toastmasters International has changed many lives. People who swore to have no talent for public speaking are delivering keynote and motivational speeches. People who thought it was a waste of time have morphed into DTM’s and persuaded hundred of others to join the forum and people who believed in “I, me and mine”, have been mentoring and helping others to succeed. What can you expect to learn from Toastmasters Program? As an analogy let me share my five point learning.
Ripple Effect: It’s never too late when it comes to self development. Every small or big thing you learn has a ripple effect in other areas of your life.
Parkinson’s Law: It says that “The demand upon a resource tends to expand to match the supply of the resource.” Hence, plan your activities with a start and end time and stick to it. Because activities that have no time measure, will expand to occupy your valuable time.
B+ : You can choose your friends and choosing positive friends is a blessing in disguise. You are most productive when you are in the company of positive people, you learn better, perform better and your impact increases by many folds. B+ and maintain a positive company.
Pay it forward: Zig Ziggler once said that if you want to succeed in life, help others to succeed. An old saying also says….. “Teaching is twice learning” So go ahead help others succeed and share your learning with others.
Boomerang effect: Never under estimate the power of motivation, words of encouragement and how they can impact the lives of people. They cost nothing but have the most impact. Sprinkle your communication with words of encouragement and motivation, because what you give always comes back and it’s called the Boomerang effect.
And in conclusion, I would share words of Past International President Helen Blanchard, "If you get out of Toastmasters all that there is to get out of Toastmasters, you'll never get out of the Toastmasters”