Comfort-Zone Stretcher

Cindy Jones, ACS, ALB
Lakeside Toastmasters
Lewisville, Texas

I used to NOT want to be a leader. When leadership opportunities arose, I avoided eye contact and took three steps back as quickly as possible.

Due to Toastmasters, I’m no longer afraid to take risks and sign up for opportunities out of my comfort zone.

Toastmasters applies everywhere: By using skills gained in Toastmasters, especially the evaluation approach, conversations are a lot less confrontational. It has improved my effectiveness as a parent/coach.

“With my kids and in group situations, I use the evaluation approach — talking about what they did well, what they could do next time to improve and provide encouragement.”




By Jodie Sanders