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When was the last time you recited aloud the Toastmaster's Promise?

If you attended school in the United States, do you remember starting your day reciting the Pledge of Allegiance? I do.

And if you grew up and were schooled elsewhere, did you have to recite a similar pledge?

[Yes, I’m sensitive to the fact that not all nations observe such rituals. And I’m equally sensitive to the fact that in some schools there is public prayer.]

The point of this blog post is simply to ask: What pledges have you made of late?

For example, when was the last time you and other members of your club revisited or recited aloud the #ToastmastersPromise?

And is this promise a part of your new member induction or club welcoming?

What are the PROs and CONs in reciting such a pledge or making such a promise?

What similarities do you see between pledging allegiance to a flag, reciting a prayer, or reciting the Toastmaster’s Promise?

What similarities do you see between pledging allegiance to a flag, reciting a prayer, or reciting the Toastmaster’s Promise?