THE PATH TO MEMBERSHIP
Click on the picture to the left to download "How to become a member.pdf".
You choose your category each year, which is from early September to early July. Discounted rates are available from April to June each year.
Check our annual dues visiting this on-line document
You get to speak! You improve your speaking skills by preparing a series of speaking assignments, each focusing on one aspect of public speaking: structure, getting to the point, body language, vocal variety, using visuals aids, etc. You advance at your own pace, one step at a time. After completion, you can move further by choosing from different advanced manuals.
You receive constructive feedback in three ways. Each speech is evaluated by an assigned evaluator using specific Toastmasters evaluation techniques: first, strong points, then, points to improve. You also receive a written evaluation notes from all participants. In our club, most speeches are video-filmed, and you can have a copy to see what went well and what you need to work on.
You can get involved in running the club and serving as a Club Officer.
If you have competitive spirit, you can compete in Club Contests, Area Contests,
Division Contests and even become the World Champion of Public Speaking, like
LaShunda Rundles, about whom a film is made, and
Darren Lacroix, who turned his skill into a business. They both were guests of Paris Speech Masters in 2012.