Toastmasters is a great organisation and I was very happy, on Saturday, to support the Czech republic divisional, humorous speech championships, with an educational workshop. My topic was about how to use ‘Humouras a Weapon’ and in so doing help open peoples’ minds to your ideas and messages. What impressed me most about the event and competition was the high level and quality of all speeches in both the English and Czech categories. Each speech was well structured, well delivered with a good focus on the message and more importantly I was laughing all afternoon. Toastmasters has come a long way in the 20 years it has been active in the Czech republic and now with 22 clubs there are many opportunities to improve your public speaking in a friendly , supportive environment. If you have not been to a Toastmasters group, it is well worth checking it out.