As I await my early morning train to work, I reflect on my experiences in non-profit leadership, specifically with District 4 Toastmasters. My first thought is how this compares to the corporate world and other non-profits I’ve led. In my opinion, the leadership program in District 4 Toastmasters is one of the most valuable for the reasons below.
Toastmasters is all about the people and the connections we build with each other. That’s what makes the Toastmasters experience so valuable. The skills we develop while connecting are applicable to our lives outside of Toastmasters as well.
Toastmasters is where leaders are made but also where fun should be had! The ability to run efficient and engaging meetings isn’t a box to be checked off. It’s more like playing with putty — the curiosity and endless creations are what allow members to enjoy the experience.