Saturday, January 22, 2011

Toastmasters - Making a difference in each other's communication journey

Toastmasters provide a mutually supportive environment for all those who want to improve their speaking and leadership skills. Believe it or not, knowingly or unknowingly we are making a difference in each others' communication journey.

An old man was taking a morning walk, along the side of the sea shore with him grand son. He noticed that there were hundreds of star fish washed to the shore. He started picking one by one and throwing them back into the sea. The grand son silently watched his grandfather and asked "Grandpa ! There are hundreds of starfish, washed to the shore. What difference does it make if you throw a few of them back to the sea". The old man picked one more from the sand, threw into the sea and said "for this one.. it makes all the difference".

Similarly, be it toastmasters or in public/professional lives, "Don't give up or procrastinate tasks because they are HUGE. Do whatever little is possible. It is better to do SOMETHING, than doing NOTHING". Look around the hall and identify the star fish that you can help and make a difference.

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