The biggest mistake I made that I learned the most from is waiting! When I started as a Toastmaster, I made great progress in public speaking during my first year in the club. Unfortunately, I began stalling after the first year. I continued to be a member but I came up with excuses on missing meetings. We met during my lunch hour at work and lunch continued to be the main reason I did not attend meetings. Toastmasters helped me realize the gift I have for public speaking; therefore, if I continued with the pace I set during my first year, I would not have lost time in developing as a public speaker. Please do not procrastinate in utilizing your talents. Act now and make time for your talents even if you are busy!
About Matthew Taylor
My name is Matt Taylor and I have been a public speaker for 12 years. I am fascinated with the art of speaking, beginning with my early days in the U.S. Air Force. I was inspired by the former Commissioner of my state agency because when he spoke, people listened. I decided then, I want to be a great speaker like him. I joined my local Toastmasters club in 2010 and was able to develop my path as a public speaker from there. Over my journey as a speaker, one thing I have learned is anyone can become a public speaker, they just need the right guidance and coaching. The assistance, mentoring, and coaching I have provided has not only helped others become better with speaking, but it continues to help me grow in my speaking career as well.
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