Why should you try DBA?
DBA will help you grow at your own pace
Whether you are new to public speaking or are a more experienced speaker who wants to try new things, DBA will help you to develop or fine tune your verbal communication, listening, leadership, and evaluation skills.
DBA is a safe place
DBA members are enthusiastic and supportive, which will help you to build confidence and combat any public-speaking fears that you may have.
DBA has a diverse membership
With different backgrounds comes different perspectives as well as more opportunities to learn from each other.
DBA is fun
Many of our members have been with DBA for a long time because of how much fun DBA meetings can be. DBA has also had visitors from all around the world who have enjoyed DBA meetings.
Practice makes perfect
While many other clubs meet once or twice a month, DBA meets weekly; this gives our members more opportunities to practice public speaking.
Just ask our members...
I love DBA Toastmasters! We have a fantastic club full of interesting and diverse members and offer lots of opportunities to speak and grow. I've visited many other great clubs but DBA is the best club in the world, period!!
I joined DBA Toastmasters to improve my public speaking and was unsure what to expect from the organization or the group. Joining a structured club like this can be intimidating. Thankfully, my worries were for nothing. The members are diverse in experience, background, and interests. I felt welcomed from the start, and supported with every speech I make. I am learning by doing and by observing others, and I look forward to our weekly meetings!
Personally I don't remember stuttering until sometime in elementary school when people started telling me that I stuttered. Through high school and college I stuttered terribly! In college I remember standing up in a large class to say something, couldn't get through it, and just sitting down. It was such an embarrassment, plus I can imagine how awkward it must have been for everyone else!
When I started working full-time, someone suggested I join Toastmasters. I found that writing and delivering speeches forced me to write and practice just speaking through sentences where I already knew what I was going to say. Now, I don't speak now until I know what I'm going to say, but I've also learned the rhythm of speaking in a way that helps people better understand my point. That's why I joined Toastmasters.
DBA is a weekly highlight. I learn so much from others, and the practice has helped me become more comfortable with public speaking. But most of all, I love how enthusiastic and supportive DBA's members are; they make public speaking fun, offer differing perspectives, and provide invaluable feedback on how to improve.