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club is the best way to improve your communication skills. Loose
your fears of public speaking and learn skills that help you be more
successful in whatever path you've chosen in life.
The mission of Toastmasters club is to
provide a mutually supportive and positive learning environment in which
every individual member has the opportunity to develop oral
communication and leadership skills, which in turn foster self
confidence and personal growth.
Toastmasters International is a
non-profit organization governed by a Board of Directors elected by the
The first Toastmasters club was
established on October 22, 1924, in Santa Ana, California, by Dr. Ralph
C. Smedley, who conceived and developed the idea of helping others to
speak more effectively. More clubs were formed, and Toastmasters
International was incorporated under California law on December 19,
Your success in business is based on
how effective you are. Through participation in the Toastmasters
Communication and Leadership program, people from all backgrounds learn
to effectively speak, conduct a meeting, manage a department or
business, lead, delegate, and motivate
Established in 1924, Toastmasters
International uses time-tested programs that are continually updated to
meet participants needs.
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- Your improved presentation skills
will win you the respect and admiration of your colleagues and
employees - and make them wonder what you did to change!
- Leadership skills acquired through
participation in Toastmasters will increase your management
- As a Toastmaster you will acquire an
increased ability to motivate and persuade, making you more
effective as a supervisor or manager.
The Program Works
- Each new Toastmaster receives a New
Member Kit. The kit features a copy of the basic Communication and
Leadership manual, general orientation materials and information
regarding skill improvement in areas such as speech evaluation and
the use of gestures.
- The initial prepared speeches, as
outlined in the basic Communication and Leadership program manual,
are designed with the new Toastmaster in mind.
- A variety of assigned speeches help
the participant develop competency in areas such as organization,
voice inflection and persuasiveness.
- During the meeting's Table Topics
session, members learn to think on their feet by delivering short
impromptu speeches, lasting one to two minutes.
- After giving a prepared speech, each
Toastmaster receives a constructive speech evaluation. This process
recognizes speakers for their strengths and provides valuable
insight into problem areas.
- Upon completion of the basic
Communication and Leadership program, Toastmasters may participate
in the Advanced Communication and Leadership program. Participants
may choose from specific business oriented topics such as Speeches
by Management and Technical Presentations.
- Workshop style Success/Leadership
programs are also available, offering opportunities for further
skill development in areas such as leadership, public speaking and
conducting business meetings. These programs are especially
effective as in-house training and can be tailored to meet the needs
of your company.
to become member
Joining a Toastmasters
club is easy. With more than 8,000 clubs around the world, there is
sure to be one near you. Follow the Find
a Club link to search World wide index of clubs. Contact your
nearest club and attend one meeting.
The more than 170,000
members are from a variety of occupations and backgrounds. They
include doctors, Engineers, auto mechanics, executives, teachers,
homemakers, artists, college students, supervisors, attorneys,
salespersons, and more.
Toastmasters is only for
individuals 18 years or older.
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