Toastmasters is a great way to get practice speaking in front of others and for getting hands-on guidance on better speaking. Chances are good that there is already a Toastmasters club near you that you can join. Your employer may already sponsor one of the clubs.

Toastmasters was where I got my foot wet in the speaking pool. It helped me learn how to put together a speech in a way that engages the listener, how to select a voice for your speech, and how to cover a wide range of topics.