Having to present a prepared speech is frightening enough, but imagine having no idea what the topic of a speech will be until moments before you compete! That’s one thing that Toastmasters International trains and helps people tackle and overcome; fear of public speaking.
Daniel Will, a student at Globe University Minneapolis and a member of the Minneapolis Toastmasters Club (Club # 75) in Minneapolis won the Area 45 Table Topics Contest. The contest, an impromptu speech, was held in Wells Fargo History Museum, 2nd Floor, Skyway Level of the Wells Fargo Tower on the evening of March 28. Area 45 is composed of 5 clubs in Downtown Minneapolis. Daniel now will advance to the Metro Division Contest in Hennepin County Government Center on April 3.
Toastmasters International is a nonprofit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of clubs. Founded in October 1924, the organization currently has more than 270,000 members in 13,000 clubs in 116 countries. Each week, Toastmasters helps more than a quarter million people of every ethnicity, education level and profession build their competence in communication so they can gain the confidence to lead others. For information about local Toastmasters clubs, please visit www.toastmasters.org.
Congratulations Daniel! We wish you the best of luck.