Gopi Kallayil speaking

If the corporate headquarters of Google was to suggest you do something, would you?

Gopi Kallayil is Google’s Chief Evangelist for Brand Marketing. In the April 2017 edition of The Toastmaster magazine, he was described as an active Toastmasters member for more than 20 years. The article also describes his reason for joining, “to become a more confident, articulate and persuasive communicator.”

Google sponsors nine clubs around the world. One is at its corporate headquarters. The article presented that so many Google employees are called on for presentations, that there is a high emphasis on communication training. Toastmasters is one of those methods Google advocates.

Mr. Kallayil claims being an active Toastmasters member “pivoted my life and is one of the best investments I have made in my professional growth. It has led to a great career, personal brand, and book deal.”

Here’s my point:

If you worked at Google today and demonstrated a lack of confidence, were nervous when called on to give speeches, or were passed over for that promotion again, don’t you think Google would make the suggestion to you personally that you should join a Toastmasters club immediately?

Well, the good news is that you don’t have to work for Google to enjoy personal growth in a top quality Toastmasters club.

If you live in, work in, or can get to Aurora Colorado on Thursdays between 11:30 and 1:00 P.M., you owe it to yourself to come and visit us our club and see why even Google feels so strongly about Toastmasters.

We hope to see you at a meeting soon!