Toastmasters can be an Enchanting Phenomenon.
It can be a portal, a horcrux, a Platform 9.75, or a wart on an elephant’s bottom (expurgated version).
I am sure that the founder, Smedley (poor man) like Moses, didn’t fully comprehend what he had in his hands.
‘It’s what you do with what you’ve got’.
I have had the pleasure of starting to learn how to be a well-treated old anachronism in a kind, polite, hardworking Toastmasters club in Tainjin (Tientsin), a Platform 9.75 if ever there was.