This was my first year competing in the international speech competition for toastmasters. I went into the first competition only being apart of toastmasters for two weeks. I placed second at my first competition and was introduced to Matthew through a friend. He started with helping me edit my speech and the structure of it from introduction to conclusion. Immediately after the editing, my family and peers were amazed by how fluent and organized the speech was.
He then began working with me on my presentation and delivery skills and suggested creative ways to present different material in the speech. This included incorporating some humor and effective movement on stage. At the next competition I placed 1 st and at the last competition before I competed for the world championship, I placed 1 st runner up.
Working with Matthew was one of the best decisions I could have made. Not only did he help me develop a great competitive speech, but he helped me grow as an effective communicator and taught me lessons that will help me with all my future speeches. Thank you Mr. Matthew!
-Richard Mathis, Jr.
Your coaching helped me so much!! I placed first at the division contest! Thank you for taking the time to help me edit my speech and watching it to give me suggestions for delivery. It's people like you that make Toastmasters the great organization it is! I cannot wait for the district competition!!"