I have lived in the same neighborhood for almost 20 years. When we moved in we were a family of three that quickly bloomed into a family of five. My husband and I were both working when we moved in, and we were relatively financially comfortable.
I’ve been selling for 42 years and had NEVER participated in Toastmasters until I came to work for Corus360. If you don’t know, Toastmasters is an organization that seeks to improve people’s communication skills by public speaking in a relaxed, friendly environment. People give speeches, the speakers get input on what they did well and suggestions for improvement, and everyone has a good time.
I was talking with a customer this week about an all-hands call they had for a performance issue within one of their applications. After working in corporate IT 20 years, I can easily say I don’t yearn to be on those calls, hastily looking for answers while an army of managers wait anxiously for anybody to speak-up with a possible resolution. Even worse was the helpless feeling of being part of the manager militia.