Hosting 101: Learn speakers’ names

Blog 6 of 8: Toastmasters, don’t let memorizing odd names kick your butt

As a member and the (former) Vice President of Education of Unity Toastmasters (a community club in Toastmasters International), I chose one of eleven Pathways — “Presentations Mastery” — as a public speaking goal. This is the blog series of eight posts I wrote in one month to complete Level 4.*

My kickboxing instructor reminded me just how much name memorization matters. (Photo credit: Shamontiel L. Vaughn)