An eight-week Toastmasters program has been running near my neighborhood, and yesterday I attended a session. I brought my Golden Gavel trophy and was one of the Mystery Masters with that trophy. The program is put on by the Goldstream Toastmasters club and open to youth aged 12 to 17. It was great! I really enjoyed it, and can see real potential in communication skills, presentation skills, and public speaking, from many of the participants.
During the session on Voice Projection I spoke about channeling nervousness into a body part, and about using shouting, early in a speech, to grab the audience’s attention.