Far too often, presentations in academia degenerate into boring sessions where people are playing with their smartphone. By contract, people in Toastmaster meetings really want to present well, and watching them perform gives a lot of energy! I took these experiences back to my own seminars and presentations that become more lively as a result. I would recommend everyone who works in academia to check out Twente Toastmasters to see what it has to offer – if only once!
André is PhD student at the University of Twente