How Can Toastmasters Help Me?
Established in 1924, Toastmasters International uses time-tested programs that are continually updated to meet participants Communication & Leadership needs.
Making Effective Communication a Worldwide Reality
Toastmasters is the best way to improve your communication skills. Lose your fears of public speaking and learn skills that will help you be more successful in whatever path you’ve chosen in life. In Toastmasters, you will learn to:
* Be a better listener
* Easily lead teams and conduct meetings
* Give and receive constructive evaluations
How does Toastmasters help me to build on my communication skills?
At Toastmasters you will learn to relax, enjoy, plan and present an excellent speech through the following education programs:
Competent Toastmasters Program (CTM*)
This helps you develop your speaking skills one step at a time. Every project builds upon what you have learned in the preceding project. As you complete the projects you’ll learn:
* the importance of sincerity in speaking
* how to effectively organise a presentation,
* how to use body language and voice to convey your message,
* how to use word choice and props,
* how to deliver a persuasive speech and
* how to inspire others.
Table Topics Session
This helps fine tune your ability to think on your feet and express your thoughts without any preparation. In these sessions, members are asked to respond to a topical question without any preparation.
After receiving CTM* recognition, you can enter the Advanced Communication and Leadership Program, where you can refine and enhance your basic skills.
This program consists of 15 manuals, each containing five speech projects. Many of the manuals are career-oriented, several are not.
You choose the manuals you want to complete and the skills you want to learn.
Communication and Leadership are critical skills that everyone depends on for their work and personal state of affairs.
Toastmasters’ 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.
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.