Anyone a member of Toastmasters here?
I've been a member of Toastmasters for a little over two years and it has been great. Yes, it's like having a workout facility for public speaking and presentations complete with an audience.
As a hobby, think of it as simply an outlet for expression and it's really fun. I am not really afraid of boo-boos because it's simply okay to make such mistakes and learn from them with Toastmasters. It is also entertainment as I watch others do their thing. Yep, it's like watching American Idol but this is for people who can't sing and dance. Or going to a comedy club. I take pleasure in seeing some of the members progress into better speakers and presenters.
I also get to party and meet lotsa people. I only have to pay the membership fee for one club and I get visit or, in Toastmasters lingo, clubhop to several other Toastmasters clubs in Metro Manila. I also have privileges to hop to clubs throughout the country and the entire planet.
For more information, visit the Toastmasters International website.