How Toastmasters Can Help You

Posted Date: 2016-06-30

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.

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 you did to 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
        more
 effective as a supervisor or manager.

    Members of Toastmaster Clubs have access to a wide range of educational materials, including 
        books, audio and videotapes, and seminar programs available at reduced cost through the 
        Toastmasters International Supply Catalog.


How Toastmasters Meets Your Needs

    ‧Established in 1924, Toastmasters International uses time-tested programs that are continually 
        updated to meet participants needs.

    ‧Self-paced programs allow you to progress as rapidly or gradually as your needs dictate.

    ‧The hands-on Communication and Leadership program provides the "how-to" and the practical 
        experience so critical to progress.

    ‧Toastmasters Clubs meet at various locations in the morning, at noon and in the evening. You'll
        be sure to find a Club that fits your needs.

    ‧The Toastmasters program is cost effective, especially when compared to seminars charging 
        hundreds of dollars per day. There is a $20 new member fee, and $45 dues every six month.  
        Clubs may also assess local dues to cover local expenses.

    ‧An atmosphere of professional camaraderie makes your Toastmasters 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 skill 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 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.