As a graduate student, I need to do a lot of presentations. Before joining Toastmasters, I was always afraid of presentations and had to memorize my whole speech word-by-word! However, now I feel comfortable and look forward to my presentations.
I joined Visionary Toastmasters club about a year ago. Since then, I have gradually become much more confident in myself and my ability to present myself to others. Visionary Toastmasters club provided me a supportive environment, in which I had grown. I recommend joining Toastmasters to whoever is interested in personal development.