How Toastmasters helped me sharpen my skills and start a foundation to help others.
Perhaps the most valuable lesson Toastmasters has taught me regarding scientific presentations is the importance of pacing myself. If I speak too quickly, I lose my audience in a flurry of words. If I speak too slowly, I lull my audience to sleep. And so, as a public speaker in training, I’ve learned to find a balance, a comfortable harmony somewhere in between.