I joined Toastmasters in 1994. My comedy mentors taught me that “stage time” is essential to one’s growth as a comedian. Comedy clubs are only open at night, so I practiced there by night and at Toastmasters’ meetings by day. It didn’t take me long to discover the power of making mistakes in front of an audience, without a booking agent present. I became willing to take more risks more often, thereby leading to more confidence. Soon after I joined three more Toastmasters’ clubs.
Author: Darren LaCroix
He is the co-host of the Unforgettable Presentations podcast and also the coauthor for two books, Laugh & Get Rich and the Speaker’s Edge. Through his live workshops and online programs, Darren works with presenters eager to learn what it takes to connect deeply with their audiences. As the founder of StageTimeUniversity.com he shows presenters how to be unforgettable. Inspiring. Authentic. Passionate. Practical Strategies Delivered in an Unforgettable Way.