Toastmasters International

How Toastmasters Meets Your Needs

Established in 1924, Toastmasters International uses time-tested programs that are continually updated to meet participants needs. Self-paced programmes allow you to progress as rapidly or gradually as you needs dictate.

The hands-on Communication and Leadership programs provide the “how to” and the practical experience so critical to progress

An atmosphere of professional camaraderie makes your Toastmaster Club a unique learning environment, informal, yet dedicated to learning.

The Toastmasters Program can be tailored to meet your personal objectives. Whether you desire improvement in prepared or impromptu speaking, greater skills in the use of visual aids, experience and knowledge is to be gained in the areas that most interest you.

How The Program Works

The Toastmasters Program exposes each participant to a wide range of communication experiences

Each new Toastmaster receives a New Members Kit. The kit features copies of the basic Communication and Leadership manuals, as well as general orientation material 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 infliction 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.

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.

How Toastmasters Works

As your improved communication skills become obvious within the workplace, increased visibility, recognition and promotion will follow.

Your improved presentation skills will win you the respect and admiration of your colleagues and employees and make them wonder what did you change!

Leadership skills acquired through participation in Toastmasters will increase your management potential.

As a Toastmaster you will acquire an increased ability to motivate and persuade, making you effective as a supervisor or manager.

Members of Toastmaster Clubs have access to a wide range of education material. including books, audio and video tapes and seminar programs available at reduced cost through the Toastmasters International Supply Catalogue