Marija is a PR manager of the club (year 2019-2020). Below are her reasons for joining the Toastmasters:
"I’ve heard of Toastmasters many years ago in one book...."
Funny, I didn’t even check if there is one such club in Ljubljana … until I had to present my master thesis. One week before my presentation I search for a club in Ljubljana and to my surprise there was one. I went to the meeting and immediately fell in love with Toastmasters.
The club, the members, the speeches I’ve gave and heard has given so many things to me on so many levels. I went from someone who was traumatized by very bad experience in public speaking in my mid 20s to a person who simply loves to be on a stage. The stage has become my home, I feel I am in my energy when I stand in front of the people and talk about themes close to me. I know I couldn’t have done this without Toastmasters. Every time, every little role I had on the meetings has contributed to my self-confidence on stage and had crafted my speaking skills.Thanks to Toastmasters I no longer have a fear of public speaking. In fact, I’m looking forward to have as many (hopefully) great speeches and on as many different occasions and locations as possible.
I joined a TM Business Club to broaden my speaking experiences. Once a Toastmaster, always a Toastmaster."