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Frequently Asked Questions

Here are a few frequently asked questions:

Q: I get very nervous when I stand in front of lots of people. Is Oak Bay Toastmasters really a place for me?
A: Yes, it is! Few people are relaxed public speakers when they first enter Toastmasters. We learn to speak with confidence and develop leadership skills through practice in a supportive atmosphere; you will do it at your own pace.

Q: How often will I have the opportunity to speak?
A: In a weekly meeting, each member is assigned a role, so you have at least one opportunity to stand up in front of the lectern and speak at each meeting. You may also volunteer or be called on during Table Topics, which is an opportunity for impromptu speaking.

Q: I am not going to stay in Victoria that long. May I still join?
A: You may join whenever you want, regardless of how long you will be in Victoria. As a member, you can make your status inactive if you will be away from Victoria temporarily. Your membership is also transferrable to another club should you move from Victoria permanently.

Q: I am already confident in my public speaking skills. Is there still something I can learn from this club?
A: Yes. There are various advanced programs for specific careers and interests. As an experienced speaker, you may demonstrate your public speaking skills—which other members can learn from—and play an important role in the club. Our members range from novices to award winners, and through listening we all learn something new at every meeting.

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