Adam Joined February, 2014
Why Adam Joined HarborLites
My introduction to toastmasters began after being asked to be a “best man” in an upcoming wedding. I was honored to be asked, and then suddenly terrified because I knew that the “best man” traditionally gives a toast.
Having never gotten over my fear of public speaking I knew I needed to do something…. I joined HarborLites at the recommendation of a member, and couldn’t have been happier with that referral.
With a few months before the wedding I was able to practice four speeches and become more comfortable speaking in front of an audience. To my surprise, each speech was followed by helpful and encouraging feedback from the audience whose sole intention was to see me grow and become better. One of those speeches was used as a way to practice my toast the week before the wedding. I was able to make changes based on advice from club members and on the day of the wedding I was ready. Show time came and I wasn’t nervous.
Since I wasn’t afraid, I was given a gift of actually being excited to honor my friend and his new wife on their important day. The wedding is behind me and I am still a member. No matter what your goal or passion is a club like HarborLites will help not only with becoming a better speaker but help you become the best version of yourself.
Dr. Cynthia Joined April, 2013
Charlotte Joined August, 1989