Three Essential Skills

Three Essential Skills by Sina Marasco DTM
Eastern Division Director, District 73

I came across a post by Sina Marasco tonight and it caught my attention – Three Essential Skills – all of which can be learned in Toastmasters.  Effective communication, Evaluation and Planning.

“Here are three essential skills I wish I had learnt at school – effective communication, evaluation and action planning.

Yes.  I wish I had learnt these skills a lot sooner.

Without effective communication it can be difficult achieving the results you want out of life. I highly recommend teaching these skills to children.”

“Words have power. I see so many people taken advantage of because they don’t know the power of effective communication.  To actually think through the results of their words.  To actually guide the conversation rather than reacting to it and ‘losing out’.”

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Each week at Toastmasters meetings we learn new words to help us build our vocabulary, and we practice impromptu speaking which teaches us how to compose a mini speech, only one to two minutes in length on a topic we have just been presented with.  It’s amazing how quickly you can think on your feet when you practice this weekly.

There are many more things you can learn at a Toastmasters meeting.  To find a club near you, wherever you are, just go to the Toastmasters International website to Find A Club.

Perhaps we may meet up at a virtual meeting someday!

Fran Watson

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By Fran Watson

Involved in public speaking since 2000. Joined Toastmasters in 2002 and have served in all Executive roles including serving one year as the District Public Relations Officer. Achieved my DTM in 2014. Develop and facilitate workshops in the area of employment and career development.

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