I am a huge advocate of Toastmasters! Most Toastmasters clubs meet weekly or twice-monthly for 1-2 hours and follow a pretty standard agenda including Prepared Speeches, Impromptu Speaking, and Speech Evaluations. Members become better public speakers, overcome public speaking fears, practice presentations for different audiences, and gain the confidence to lead. You’ll receive honest, supportive feedback in a fun, encouraging environment. It’s also a great place to improve your English vocabulary and clarify your accent. To locate a club near you click here.

Why Everybody Needs a Coach

Atul Gawande (surgeon, public health professor, and writer) presents his TED Talk on how a Coach can help improve your performance, even if you’re already really good at what you do. He explores how doctors can dramatically improve their practice using approaches as simple as a checklist – or coaching. (16:47 mins)