Our non-profit organization offers a proven and enjoyable way to practice communication and leadership skills. Here’s how it works:
A Toastmasters meeting is a learn-by-doing session! Participants practice their speaking and leadership skills in a friendly supportive atmosphere. Typically, a club has 20 members who meet weekly or biweekly to practice public speaking techniques.
A series of 10 self-paced speaking assignments help members learn communication skills. These assignments are designed to instill a basic foundation in public speaking including the use of humor, gestures, eye contact, speech organization and overall delivery.
We give our members responsibilities and ask them to lead - no lectures here! By taking on various meeting roles and serving as officers at the club and district levels members learn important and transferable leadership skills.
There is no instructor in a Toastmasters meeting. Instead, members evaluate one another’s presentations. This feedback process is a key part of the program’s success. Meeting participants also give impromptu talks, conduct meetings, and learn rules related to timing, grammar and parliamentary procedure.
Many local corporations sponsor in-house Toastmasters clubs. Toastmasters groups also can be found in governmental agencies, as well as in a variety of community organizations, universities, hospitals, military bases, prisons, and churches. Toastmasters is an effective, cost-efficient means of meeting their communication training needs.
Interested? We can connect you with a club near you, or even help you set up a new club!
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