This is my tenth speech in Toastmasters. In Toastmasters, after the tenth speech, the toastmaster earns the "Competent Communicator" award. For me, I feel Competent Communicator is a bit of an oxymoron. I might communicate, but I certainly don't feel competent.
I have come a long way in my time with Toastmasters. It has helped me grow as a person outside of the Toastmaster experience. What I love about Toastmasters is those who attend, want to make the most out of their lives and become better people. I respect my fellow Toastmasters.