Have you ever wondered how you can accelerate your mastery of public speaking? Observing others is important, and your experiments with small audiences are, too. These methods, however, can take years of trial and error. One of the fastest ways to improve is to learn the lay of the land from an experienced Toastmaster.
Joy Turbeville has created a series of short videos that address basic problems faced by novices. Some of her lessons include insights that experienced speakers use intuitively but find difficult to explain to beginners.
Joy teaches a speech and debate class at Moanalua High School and volunteers her time after school as head coach of the school’s Speech and Debate Team. She has also coached middle school students, leading the team at Kawananakoa Middle School from 2014 to 2019. (Click here for a heartwarming description of their triumph over adversity in the Hawaii Speech League Middle School Division.)
Joy, a member of Kamehameha Toastmasters since 2007, joined the District 49 Club Growth Team in 2020 and is assisting with Club Quality and Club Retention. Since she is a two-time District 49 Evaluation Speech Contest winner, clubs frequently invite her to present workshops. If your club would benefit from a refresher, you can reach her by email.