24 Mar

As an entrepreneur trying to raise capital- public speaking skills are  a must. The good thing is you will have plenty of opportunities to hone your skills. Even if your idea is so great that the first person you pitch funds your entire round, your still left with all those nagging reporters and public appearances.  As a founder, you are the face of your company, and it’s important you convey yourself professionally. Toastmasters is a great vehicle for improving your public speaking skills and after a few classes I can already tell its going to have a huge impact. It is a national organization and you should be able to find a local chapter within reach of you. You have the option to sit in on  a few meetings and see if its something that suits your needs before you decide to become a member. The membership fees are pretty reasonable, $36 dollars for every 6 months.

Toastmaster Champ, Craig Valentine (definitely worth watching!

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