Testimonials

A selection from the many testimonials our club receives:

I consider my decision to join Toastmasters as one of the 4 or 5 most important decisions of my life. I remember hating my high school public speaking class. I shook from the moment I entered the classroom to the moment I left. As I matured, I got a little better but I still shook when I spoke before large groups. I knew I needed Toastmasters but my own inhibitions prevented me from taking on that challenge. Finally, I joined with a friend. (Safety in numbers, I thought.) The moment I joined Warner Center Toastmasters, I knew I could overcome my fears. The others members were so warm and friendly; and they told me that deep inside they had the same fears. I started to become involved in giving speeches and filling monitor roles; and the more I did so, the more my fears evaporated. Now there is only a hint of that fear left. I actually enjoy speaking in front of large groups, especially Toastmasters. They are my family. I know it's been said before but if I can do it...anyone can. I just needed Warner Center Toastmasters to help me do it. I feel very proud to call Warner Center Toastmasters my home and its members my family.

-John Murray, DTM

I first joined Toastmasters back in 1991 at a club sponsored by the company I worked for at the time. I was able to complete 3 of the 10 speeches from the Competent Communicator (CC) Manual, before I was laid off. Fast forward to January 2009. I again was laid off from my job. I decided then that I would rejoin Toastmasters and be determined to complete all 10 speeches in order to receive my CC designation. I was able to accomplish this within a year from the time I joined the club. Meanwhile, I thought to myself, “Well, when I get a job, I will have no time to go to the Toastmasters meetings since I’ll be working and also have my family to take care of. Boy, was I wrong! This club is the VERY reason why I am currently employed as a Sr. Software QA Engineer, especially in this difficult economy. My boss told me that after interviewing countless number of candidates, he thought that I had the best of both skills set he was looking for: communications and in-depth technical skills. After I started working, I realized that Toastmasters IS an important part of my life – my personal relationships with my co-workers, friends, and family members have been enriched by what I’ve learned from the members of Warner Center Toastmasters Club.

-Teresa Kropp, ACB, ALB

I joined Warner Center Toastmasters in July of 2010. I was looking for a Toastmasters club where I could improve my speaking skills, but what I have received from Warner Center Toastmaster has far exceeded my expectations. The club offers a warm, nurturing environment with many opportunities to grow not only as a speaker, but also as a leader. Positive feedback and honest evaluations of my speaking has helped me to become a more confident speaker. Warner Center Toastmasters is a club that provides the total Toastmaster experience, emphasizing personal growth and enrichment.

-Mark Gelfond, CC, CL