It has been ten beautiful years with the Toastmasters family. The
question which prominent is “why did you join the Toastmasters?”
unfortunately the answer was never addressed because if it was… I should
be married by now. I was looking for a prospect. So the question that I
can answer is why did I stay or still am a member? There are three aspects:
platform, opportunity and someone who believes in you or have your
interest at heart. I can then sum this as a recipe for personal growth.
In my journey I have met people who have pushed me outside my comfort
zone (where growth is) only because they said I believe in you. The
career I chose which is Chemistry matched my personality because as a
shy girl to be in the lab and talking to glassware was exactly what I
needed. When I joined the Toastmasters everything changed, not only did
I find the Me in Me but also realised that the lab was not for me. I
changed careers and ended up in Training and Development.
Platform and opportunity was presented. Once again and with a
little push of I believe in you and I saw myself representing Division E
for three consecutive years in an International Prepared speech
From a person who would shy away from a spotlight to a person who invites spotlight. Yes I’m still single but I have the Toastmasters family.
Pursue your dreams and you will undoubtedly become great!
by Mimi Makupula