I joined Toastmasters a couple weeks ago.  I wasn’t really sure what to expect, but I went to my first meeting with an open mind.  That first meeting I got called on to do Table Topics.  I didn’t do so well, and I realized that Toastmasters could be very beneficial.  Obviously it can help people with public speaking, but I think it gives you more confidence in everyday situations as well.  I just recently gave my Icebreaker speech, and it went okay.  I certainly have areas in which I can improve.  I can see myself gaining much from Toastmasters, and look forward to the opportunity.