Sheila Richards, CC/ALB
Top Notch Toastmasters
Fort Worth, Texas

Courage is the ability and willingness to confront fear, uncertainty, or intimidation.

Speaking up:  Being a member of Toastmasters has given me courage. My department was planning to attend an important board meeting at work. As they were discussing what they wanted to say during the public comments, I thought to myself “You have been in Toastmasters for over 2 years. You should stand up to give comment as well.”

This was definitely a stretch for me; but I did it.

“I can say that the experience of being a Toastmaster gave me courage and support when I needed it.”