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Words with the Toastmasters: April 2023

Daniel Bouwmeester    April 12, 2023    2 min read   

Speaking of nerves… are you nervous or anxious when you are asked to speak in a group or at an event?

Do you try to avoid it as much as possible? 

According to Forbes Magazine, the number one fear for the average person is public speaking in fact this fear ranks higher than fearing death!

Toastmasters are here to help you.

At our meetings we have different speaking opportunities, from quick 30-second speaking about a topic during a warm-up or cool-down activity, to Table Topics, which allows for a slightly longer talk.

Then there’s opportunities for prepared speeches of 5 to 7 minutes organised with the help of our Pathways program, which guides you in the preparation.

Toastmasters aims to improve the communication and leadership skills of every member.

It is a mixed group of people with different experiences of speaking publicly and it is a warm, nurturing environment where you can conquer your fear comfortably.

This results in every member having more confidence and building up their skill sets so they can better succeed in all aspects of their professional and personal lives.

– Springfield Lakes Toastmasters

Springfield Lakes Toastmasters Club meets on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month, from 7:30pm to 9pm, at YMCA Springfield Lakes Community Club – 53 Springfield Lakes Boulevard, Springfield Lakes.

For more information, contact Jacqui Power (Vice President Membership) on 0417 497 797.

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Daniel Bouwmeester

Daniel was born in a mining town in New South Wales to Dutch and Welsh immigrants, before relocating to Logan City, where he attended Canterbury College for twelve years. He pursued his passion for music by completing a first-class honours degree at the University of Queensland (UQ), and later signed with a local record label. He has travelled the world from a young age, including a student exchange in rural France, a job working the ski lifts in Colorado, and visits to the islands of the South Pacific. After a six-year career in market research, Daniel returned to UQ to complete a Bachelor of Journalism and Arts dual degree, majoring in political science. His varied experiences at home and abroad have contributed to a passion for spreading good news while defending the truth buried inside complex societal paradigms.