The audience listened and gave me constructive feedback

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Anna Männikkö acts as our Secretary of the club. She keeps the agenda during our board meetings and ensures we don’t lose sight of what matters.

Originally from Poland, Anna moved to Tampere, Finland in 2010 to live with her husband. The city proved to be the perfect setting for one of her hobbies, forest walking.

9 years later, she signed up to become a member of our club after hearing about Toastmasters from her work colleagues. Her first impression was that “Tampere Toastmasters club is a friendly place, great for practising public speaking. The atmosphere is welcoming and warm.”

During a regular club meeting, Anna enjoys constructed speeches the most. She still remembers her icebreaker speech and how nervous she felt about introducing herself to a new group of people. However, excitement took the place of nervousness when “the audience listened and gave me constructive feedback.”

Anna loves meeting people and hopes to see many new faces at the next club meetings. Her message to you is: “Come and visit our Toastmasters club in Tampere. It can be a positive experience for you also.”

— Written by Andruta Illie