I discovered formal public speaking through Toastmasters in 2018. Prior to that my professional job profiles required me to speak in public, as a school leader, as a presenter at meetings while at ECS, and as a trainer in 2012-13.
In the first year of my Toastmasters I participated in speech competitions and was selected to represent Nepal at ORATION 2018 as a Table Topics contestant. Although I did not qualify for the international round, it was an incredible experience competing at the Nepal-India platform.
Currently as President at Bodhi Toastmasters Club, Kathmandu, 2019-20, I co-lead an executive committee and club that provides a fantastic learning opportunity for members to grow their communication, networking and leadership skills through a carefully curated speaking program and close mentoring. I continue to participate in speech competitions and hope to become a better leader and a communicator as I move forward through my public speaking journey.