Toastmasters Club holds game night to help students conquer public speaking

TROY, Ala. (TROJANVISION) — Troy University’s Toastmasters Club said “game on” for public speaking as it hosted a board game night.

The event aimed to recruit new members and help students become comfortable talking in front of others.

“We are hosting our game night which consists of Jenga, Spades, and Uno,” said Toastmasters Club President Alexandria Liptrot. “We’re just trying to recruit other members to join since we are a fairly small organization. We understand that public speaking can be seen as something to be afraid of, but we want to show that public speaking is vital for any career and it’s very a very good skill to have.”

Public speaking is a fear that many people struggle with, but Toastmasters says it’s important to tackle that fear.

“Every career, no matter if you want to become an accountant, nurse, teacher, journalist, you need public speaking skills so we want to help people become more comfortable with public speaking,” Liptrot explained.

TROY’s Toastmasters Club is part of Toastmasters International, which works to help people craft public speaking skills.