A Cynic's path to Toastmasters

Years ago, I often saw some posts of my friend on social media, who often showed pictures of something called "Toastmasters". It did evoke my curiosity. But I usually choose to keep my inquisitiveness in this regard at bay. One fine day, I met my friend over coffee and asked him rather cautiously about Toastmasters that remotely seemed unstimulating but potentially exciting. My friend spoke at a great length about the organisation and its format. About how public speaking and leadership is maximised. In all honesty, it was a little vexing for me. Public speaking is as personal as one's signature, I argued at the back of my mind. Not all great public speakers had the same style of speaking. C