Do you want to be successful in life ?
Toastmasters can help you to be successful in your life by teaching you effective public speaking skills. Successful people are those with good communication & leadership skills. Since 1924, more than 4 million people around the world have become more confident public speakers and leaders because of their participation in Toastmasters.
Toastmasters International is a world leader in communication and leadership development. Today, our membership is 292,000 strong. These members improve their speaking and leadership skills by attending one of the 14,350 clubs in 122 countries that make up our global network of meeting locations.
Membership in Toastmasters in one of the greatest investments you can make in yourself. At $36 every six months (club dues may vary), it is also one of the most cost-effective skill-building tools available anywhere.
How Does It Work?
A Toastmasters meeting is a learn-by-doing workshop in which participants hone their speaking and leadership skills in a no-pressure atmosphere. A typical group has 20 to 40 members who meet biweekly. A typical meeting lasts 2 hours. 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 on assigned topics, conduct meetings and develop skills related to timekeeping, grammar and parliamentary procedure.
Members learn communication skills by working in the Competent Communication manual, a series of 10 self-paced speaking assignments designed to instill a basic foundation in public speaking. There are 15 Advance manuals to choose from to continue further.
Toastmasters’ new education program , Pathways is also designed to help you build the skills you need to communicate and lead. It is comprised of 10 paths.
Members also learn leadership skills by taking on various meeting roles and working in the Competent Leadership manual.
Why should I join?
The Toastmasters program offers many benefits that help people in all walks of life. As a result of participating in Toastmasters, you will:· Increase your self-confidence· Become a better speaker· Become a better leader· Communicate more effectively.
How do I join?
Joining is easy – just 3 simple steps:-
Step 1: Visit a Toastmasters club. You can find clubs near you by using the Meeting Locations tool. Each group has a different personality, so you may wish to visit more than one. Your visit is free, and some clubs may allow you to return as often as you like. It’s easy to find a time and location that works for you. Meetings are held seven days a week mostly in the evenings.
Step 2: At the meeting, ask the vice president membership for a membership application and fill it out.
Step 3: Give your application and dues to the vice president membership at the club. Once you are voted in by the existing membership, the club officer will send your application and fees to Toastmasters’ World Headquarters.