My buddy Will just changed Monday morning completely better!
I woke up feeling super excited today, knowing that I was going to a Toastmasters meeting for the first time.
If you didn't know, Toastmasters is a multinational organization that helps people improve their public speaking skills.
They often host public speaking events at local restaurants or coffee shops in the early morning, around 6:30 to 7 am, where few people can participate.
If you check online, there might be one around your local area!
I got up, got ready, and walked downtown to the local coffee shop to meet up with my buddy, Will.
There were around 10 people there. Most of them were seniors, and three people were our age, in our late 20s.
Everybody got to speak, some for 2 minutes, and some up to 15 minutes.
The theme for the evening was "Balance."
When it was my turn to speak, I was nervous, but somehow got through it by talking about how work-life balance is important for everyone. I talked about the balance in life that consists of health and wellness, and also the balance at work where you should only take on the right amount of work that you can handle.
That's the wrap-up for the meeting!
P.S. If you have time, make sure to check out Toastmasters and other public speaking events that are free in your local area. It’s one of the best things you can do to get out of your comfort zone!