Disconnect from your phone and connect with your voice.
Did you know that nearly half of Canadians use their cellphones at least two hours a day? (The Forum Research Poll 2018) . I spend way too much time on phone. I am constantly connected for business purposes, Toastmasters, keeping in touch with family and friends, and social media of course, and you probably do too! My usage time is more than 2 hours a day, easily.
At First Oakville Toastmasters we have a no cellphone standing rule. Leave it in your car or your purse. The rule might seem strict but honestly aside from travelling on an airplane, when else do you get to disconnect from your phone for a few hours?
A few weeks ago one of our members, Monica Virmani (founder of The Virmani Foundation), shared this very thoughtful speaking out on human relations and with her permission I wanted to share her message.
We are living in a digital age hat has taken over our world in the way we think, in the way we operate and in the way we interact with one another. No doubt it has helped us make more contacts and but less connections. We are becoming more aware of the world around us but less aware of our human relations. We depend more on internet than on our own family and friends. As a result, we are becoming human robots. In this on-line world of social media I am grateful there is there is an organization like First Oakville Toastmaster’s that greets you with a smile, encourages you to communicate, gives you a helping hand and empowers you to be the best version of yourself. This is what I have learnt from my fellow toastmasters
Alone I can “SAY” but
Together we can talk
Alone I can “enjoy” but
Together we can celebrate
Alone I can “Smile”
But together we can laugh
That is the beauty of Human relations
We are nothing without each other.
So join us next Thursday, disconnect from your smartphone and connect with other likeminded individuals that are focused on finding their voice and improving their communication skills.