Welcome To Glen Abbey Toastmasters

Uncomfortable giving a business presentation? Worried about leading a community meeting? Nervous during an interview? Find Your Confident Voice This Year!

Many of us have a deep fear of speaking in public, yet we know that strong communication skills can help us in all aspects of daily living - business success, career advancement, relationships with family members and getting along with others in general.

Toastmasters will help you to: speak and present compellingly; think quickly and clearly; listen effectively, and become a stronger leader.  You will learn these skills and more in a supportive, self-paced, affordable, and fun atmosphere.

Are you ready to take your first step?  Be our guest at the next Glen Abbey Toastmasters meeting.

Toastmaster and Product Manager Norkys Crespo

NorkysCrespoIn 2011 I arrived in Oakville, Ontario as a new immigrant. Originally from Columbia, English was my third language after Spanish and French.

I decided to intensify my learning of the English language through a focused university program. Even though I finished the English program with great marks, I thought something was missing for me. I felt a lack of communication skill and was almost afraid to talk to others.  As a Pharmaceutical Product Manager, I needed to change that.

One day someone mentioned Toastmaster’s and I decided to investigate.  I’m really glad I did, and really glad I joined Glen Abbey Toastmasters in September 2012.

I thought the motivation for people to join Toastmasters was to become better public speakers and communicators by achieving their Competent Communicator designation at the end of 10 speeches. What surprised me was how many people focus on mastering public speaking and taking leadership roles - essentials skills for dealing with people anywhere. I learn a lot from people in our club that have been Toastmasters for over 10 years.

I’m also very happy that the club experience ties closely with my expectations and goals. Since joining Toastmasters, my communication and public speaking skills have improved considerably. It’s also changed my life for the better. At GATM I have found a very supportive environment and a friendly atmosphere. I have met very interesting people. I get powerful feedback each time I deliver a speech or take on a role. I get to take on leadership roles – this past year I was on the Club Executive as Club Secretary. I have a great time at every meeting.