A counsellor once told me that joining a Toastmasters Club is a great way to address one’s public speaking anxiety (and social anxiety in general). And it makes sense. Toastmasters clubs give you a safe training space to practice giving speeches and targeted coaching and feedback to hone your speaking skills.
This year the Flinders University Toastmasters Club is setting up practice in Oasis. I’ve included some details below from top dog Chris Simmons.
“The Flinders University Toastmasters Club provides a safe, supportive environment for you to expand your speaking and leadership skills.
At every meeting we give speeches; test ourselves at speaking without preparing and give coaching and feedback.
Some of us are very experienced and we make use of very comprehensive expert learning materials from Toastmasters International. Everyone learns at their own pace.
Many people who are new to English find it is a great way to build their confidence in speaking.
Anyone can visit a meeting as our guest to see what it’s like and whether you like our kind of “fun learning”.
And if you join, you get access to projects and challenges and other ways to take you to higher levels of leadership and presenting.”
Meeting dates this year are as follows:
Sessions run from 4.30pm to 6.30pm and will be held at the Oasis Community Centre (Function centre opposite Car Park 5).
Because of current restrictions, when attending you’ll need to go around the back of Oasis to the sliding doors to get in for session.