Today I wanted to talk about toastmasters!
You might ask yourself what is this?! What that have to do with creativity??
According to Wikipedia “Toastmasters International is a nonprofit educational organization that operates clubs worldwide for the purpose of helping members improve their communication, public speaking, and leadership skills.”
So why do I think this is important??
You can be the most creative person but no one will know it if you aren’t able to express your ideas. Your idea will be just a whisper, it will not mean anything if you don’t have a reader, observer, etc.
We live in a word of sentiment according to Santiago Ramón y Cajal. For that reason you really need a way to express your idea with such passion that people will want to buy, read, etc. your creation not only because what it means but what it seems to mean for you.
“The world needs leaders. Leaders head families, coach teams, run businesses and mentor others. These leaders must not only accomplish, they must communicate. ” This is a quote from the organization. The organization create like settings, games and activities to engage you to speak in public, be confident about yourself and express your passion. So as you can see they also use creativity to help you accomplish your goals. I myself will join next semester when classes supposed to be more relax. You can find this club in many universities, government institution and also industry.
My main reason to consider joining for next year is that I want to be a professor. As a communicator of science, I need to prepare myself and be able to engage my student and inspired them, making them flourish. You might consider other reason for joining but I think is good even if you don’t want to be speaking to in big group setting but it will help you be less introverted and open yourself to new ideas.
Continue being inspired and inspiring others