What is Toastmasters?
Toastmasters International is a nonprofit educational organization that teaches Public Speaking and Leadership skills through a worldwide network of clubs.
Headquartered in Englewood, Colorado, the organization's membership exceeds 364,000 in more than 16,200 clubs in 145 countries.
Since 1924, Toastmasters International has helped people from diverse backgrounds become more confident speakers, communicators, and leaders.
The Toastmasters experience helps you develop your Leadership skills, practice skills from Time Management to Team Building.
Once you’ve completed these programmes, you can continue onto the Advanced programmes.
Get the confidence to:
Develop better speaking and presentation skills.
Learn to think quickly and clearly on your feet.
Hone your listening skills.
HOW DOES TOASTMASTER WORK?
At Toastmasters, members learn by speaking to groups and working with others in a supportive environment. A typical Toastmasters club is made up of 20 to 30 people who meet once a week for approximately an hour. Each meeting gives members several opportunities:
Members learn how to plan and conduct meetings.
Give impromptu speeches
Members present one- to two-minute, impromptu speeches about assigned topics.
Present prepared speeches
Two or more members present speeches based on projects from manuals in Toastmasters’ proven communication and leadership programs. Projects cover topics such as speech organization, vocal variety, language, gestures and persuasion.
Offer constructive evaluation
Every speaker is assigned an evaluator who points out speech strengths and offers suggestions for improvement