When I was in college, I always wondered why one of my good friends would dress up professionally every Thursday night to go give a speech. “It’s to learn to be a good speaker,” she said.
I too wished to be a confident speaker and not blush when facing an audience. My friend’s message stuck with me until I found a Toastmasters club at SAP. Since joining in year 2013, I have seen improvements in my presentation style and confidence. My team and friends agree that I have become more articulate.
In 2014, with the support of my fellow members, I won third in the Tall Tales Speech Contest – a tough feat in storytelling. This feat was achieved among 24 Toastmasters clubs in Division C. Today, I am proud to lead SAP Toastmasters, drive its success, and nurture members’ growth.
I truly believe you can be the speaker and leader you want to be with SAP Toastmasters. Let me tell you more about it.
A History of Success and Multiculturalism
Our club was chartered in 2003. We have achieved the President’s Distinguished Club award eight years in a row. This is the highest achievement for a Toastmasters club. Among the 280 clubs in District 4 that stretches from Golden Gate Bridge to Monterey, only 64 of clubs have received this award.
The club’s success is driven by individuals’ personal and professional growth. Improved communication and leadership skills often lead to promotion and department changes for our members. Our weekly meetings are workshops where members can study and practice communication and leadership skills with others. For those seeking greater challenges, we help them prepare for speech contests, such as the Tall Tales Speech contest and the Humorous Speech contest.
SAP Toastmasters represents the diversity at SAP. Our members have different cultural backgrounds. We have both native and non-native English speakers. In addition, one-third of the members are professionals from other companies in the Silicon Valley.
Make Compelling Presentations and Speak “On the Fly”