MEMBER STORIES

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This page is to share stories and testimonials from our members about their experience with Toastmasters. If you have a story or testimonial to share it can be sent to info@d45toastmasters.org. You can either submit a written story or you can send us a short video.

Aaleyah S. Evans

Aaleyah S. Evans

Being an individual who lacked self-assurance in my abilities as a leader and a public speaker. I always have moments when I question my capacity for undertaking any task. ...more

Member Stories

January 21, 20242 min read

Dana McGrath

Dana McGrath

Dana McGrath is a member of Penmen Toastmasters since April 2022. She moved to Claremont, NH in February 2021 and decided to get involved in the community... ...more

Member Stories

October 01, 20232 min read

Anne Greensfelder

Anne Greensfelder

I am not exaggerating when I say that, since joining my fun-loving club in December of 2021, I have become a more open, more daring, more engaged person. ...more

Member Stories

September 01, 20231 min read

Shivani Mundi Das

Shivani Mundi Das

As a child I had immense fear of public speaking. Whenever there use to be any speech or impromptu competition in school or college, I never use to participate for same. I had believed that “public sp... ...more

Member Stories

August 31, 20231 min read

Cara Meeker

Cara Meeker

I only joined Toastmasters less than a year ago, and I’ve already learned so much. What I like about Toastmasters is that there are lessons to be learned, no matter what your level is in terms of publ... ...more

Member Stories

August 29, 20231 min read

Nicole Turnbull

Nicole Turnbull

I joined Toastmasters in 2021 shortly after starting my career with the Government of New Brunswick, Canada (GNB). ...more

Member Stories

August 27, 20232 min read

Ishan Bajewa

Ishan Bajewa

Why is it such an important question? Why did I join Toastmasters? My Why is being on a journey of impossible to come out of my comfort zone, to be on a stage in front of a 1000 people to tell great s... ...more

Member Stories

August 25, 20231 min read

Sarah Plowman

Sarah Plowman

I owe it to my mom for encouraging me to join Toastmasters. She has been wanting me to join for a long time! We recently moved long-distance, and since relocating 6 months ago, I have picked up a copy... ...more

Member Stories

August 20, 20231 min read

Deepak Nainiappan

Deepak Nainiappan

Back in 2008, I received an email from my company’s HR about a "fun" event. You are welcome to join as guest in a Toastmasters meeting today at 10:55 AM to 11:30 AM, it read. ...more

Member Stories

August 15, 20232 min read

Tom Macisso

Tom Macisso

I joined Toastmasters back in 2007 because my supervisor at work explained that we were starting a corporate club at work. I liked the meetings but wanted more from Toastmasters than that club offere... ...more

Member Stories

July 31, 20231 min read

Manju Basnet

Manju Basnet

I joined in 2018 but did not get that much support from the club; my real toastmaster's journey started in May 2020 from Beyond Toastmaster which is the club I now belong to. ...more

Member Stories

July 30, 20231 min read

Minh Ngoc Nguyen

Minh Ngoc Nguyen

I joined Toastmasters in March 2022. I learned about Toastmasters through my friend Martha who has been a member of Toastmasters for 3 years. I was a guest in her club (Creatively Speaking) many times... ...more

Member Stories

July 16, 20230 min read

Cindy Sarvai

Cindy Sarvai

I joined in June 2017. I was drafted by Kelley Demers to come and try out a meeting. This was after I had started my Health Coaching Business True To You - April 17, 2017, where Kelley thought Toastma... ...more

Member Stories

July 06, 20232 min read

Dawna-Jean Turchon

Dawna-Jean Turchon

WOW! DTM #3 and second Pathways DTM. Who would have thought? When I joined Toastmasters in 2015, DTM wasn't on my radar. I joined Dirigo Leaders in April 2015. In August 2015 I became a member of Kenn... ...more

Member Stories

July 01, 20232 min read

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