"After proposing to my fiance, I faced the daunting prospect of having to speak to a
large number of people at our wedding.
Due to my anxiety, I always had a fear of public speaking and actively avoided it. But having mustered the courage, I decided to challenge my fear and I joined Thame Toastmasters.
Although I was incredibly nervous the day I attended, I needn't have worried as I found everyone to be friendly and welcoming. The biggest advantage of joining Thame Toastmasters was that I was able to speak in front of a helpful audience, using Toastmasters platform, at a pace that suited me. Month by month, I found my confidence improving which resulted in better speaking.
With help from the welcoming members at Thame Toastmasters, I found myself able to stand in front of an audience, without fear, and deliver a wedding speech the way I wanted to.
Following my wedding, I remain a member and enjoy attending meetings to improve my speaking further. The evenings are also informative, fun, and it's also a great way to meet new people. My only regret was not joining sooner"