By Audrey Stanton

Death, heights, public speaking — can you guess which is the most common fear in America?

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, it’s public speaking.

But while the anxiety of speaking in front of an audience can be huge, the benefits in mastering this communication skill can be even greater. With the right words and a confident delivery, imagine being easily able to:

  • Build public awareness of your brand
  • Attract and retain loyal customers
  • Articulate your vision and motivate your team
  • Grow a meaningful professional network

If you’re interested in conquering your own fear of public speaking, improving your communication skills, and growing your business and network, you are invited to join EGBI’s Toastmasters club. Click here to find out how.

Our club is one of over 14,000 global chapters of Toastmasters International, a nonprofit organization dedicated to building confidence and public speaking skills.

In each Toastmasters meeting, members deliver speeches they’ve prepared and receive feedback from other members. After the speeches, members often have the opportunity to participate in Table Topics, an activity where a host selects a random club member to speak for 1–2 minutes about a specific topic.

Within the supportive environment of a Toastmasters meeting, members improve their listening, presenting, feedback, and improvisation skills, while building the confidence and interpersonal skills that help them excel as leaders in their businesses and communities.

And whether you’ve never spoken to a group or feel completely at ease in front of a crowd, there’s always something to learn at Toastmasters. Click here to learn more about how to join EGBI’s Toastmasters club and take your communication skills to the next level.

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