I SUCK at public speaking. If you've ever heard me speak in public - you know this to be true. I immediately make off-color, inappropriate jokes that leaves everyone in the room with their jaw on the floor. Like the time at the American Business Council when an MC called me up to, "Say a few words" spontaneously. WRONG! Bad move. I didn't know what it was about. I didn't know why I was up there. So, I said the first thing that popped into my mind, "Hi. My name is (Desert Girl) and I'm an alcoholic. It's been 3 days, 4 hours, and 22 minutes since my last drink...." (Dead silence. Blank stares.)
Disclaimer: No disrespect to the problems that alcoholics face. I've had a few in my family and I know the ugly truth about how difficult it is for everyone involved.Anyways, Toastmasters would really help me, I'm sure. One of my dear colleagues is very involved with local Toastmasters and has requested my assistance in a sponsorship drive.
Toastmasters Kuwait factoids:
The first Toastmaster club was established in Kuwait on 1999, and currently there are 55 clubs in Kuwait with 500+ members eager to learn and form a community of learners who care about their self-development. Kuwait is part of District 20 and has 4 divisions.