Research shows that most people would rather jump off a cliff than talk in public.

Most of us have had that moment, when you've used up every excuse, but finally you have to stand up and speak.

And even if it is just to a tiny audience, your knees are shaking and you are sweating.

Afterwards everyone tells you it was fine, but you think it's not.

If you are one of those people, or if you would like to polish up your speaking skills, the High River Toastmasters club would like to meet you.

The Club is looking for a few good members.

President Jocelyn Hastie says the club is a safe, supportive place for people to come and learn how to speak in public.

"It really is a thrill to watch people coming in that have not had much speaking experience as they grow and progress, " said Hastie.

The program is self-paced and you can chose the leadership path or the speaking path.

"There is nothing we like better than someone who recognizes they need some help in this area, and are looking for it."

"We bend over backwards for people who are really wanting to learn, and want to get that practice, get that exposure and build their confidence," Hastie added.

Toastmasters meets on Monday nights at 6:30 at the High River Library.

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