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Introduction to the Communication and Leadership Development Program Brought to You by Toastmasters International

Introduction to the Communication and Leadership Development Program Brought to You by Toastmasters International

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  • 1. What is Toastmasters?
  • 2. Facts
  • 3. Facts & Figures
    Established in 1924
    More than 250,000 members worldwide
    More than 12,000 clubs in 106 countries around the world
  • 4. How DoesToastmasters Work?
    Learn-by-doing workshop
    Weekly practice where you will:
    • Fill meeting roles
    • 5. Give prepared or impromptu speeches
    • 6. Take on volunteer leadership tasks
    No instructor
  • 7. Your potential is limited only by how many excuses you have.
  • 8. The Educational Program
  • 9.
  • 10. The Communication Track
    You will learn:
    Speech organization
    Eye contact
    Use of humor
    Overall delivery
  • 11. What Comes Next?
    Choose from 15 advanced manuals to learn skills related to specific interests.
  • 12. The Leadership Track
    You will also learn
    leadership skills by:
    Serving as officers at the club level and beyond
    Fulfilling club meeting roles
  • 13. What Comes Next?
    Instruction and practice in:
    • Developing a vision
    • 14. Goal-setting and planning
    • 15. Team-building
    • 16. Developing plans andstrategies
  • “Ours is the only organization I know dedicated to the individual.”— Dr. Ralph C. Smedley Founder, Toastmasters International
  • 17. Toastmasters Advantages
    • Practical presentation experience
    • 18. A safe place to make mistakes
    • 19. Mentorship opportunities
  • Features
    • A self-paced program
    • 20. Weekly interactive meetings
    • 21. Table topics
    • 22. Evaluations
    • 23. Participation in meeting roles
    • 24. Small groups
    • 25. Affordable dues
    • 26. Opportunities to conduct meetings
  • Benefits
    Develop critical thinking skills
    Build listening skills
    Give and receive constructive feedback
    Become more at ease in front of a group
    Learn time management skills
    Supportive environment
    Leadership development
  • 27. Individual Value
    Unlimited personal growth
    Clear communication
    Positive mentoring
    Improved leadership skills
    Relationship building
  • 28. “The idea of getting in front of a group, not as Mrs. Fields but as Debbi, made my knees shake. But the Toastmasters group understood. Here’s a place where you can learn, grow, develop – and where other people are doing and feeling the same thing.”— Debbi Fields Rose Founder, Mrs. Field’s Cookies .
  • 29. Well Known Toastmasters Alumni
    Chris Matthews – Author and journalist,Host of MSNBC’s Hardball with Chris Matthews
    Tim Allen –Actor, star of television series Home Improvement
    Tom Peters – Management expert and author
    K.C. Jones –Former basketball coach for NBA team, Boston Celtics
    Linda Lingle – Governor of Hawaii
    James Lovell – U.S. astronaut; missions included Apollo 13
    Debbi Fields Rose – Founder, Mrs. Fields Cookies
    Leonard Nimoy – Actor, Spock from T.V. series Star Trek
  • 30. “Toastmasters is the best and least expensive personal improvement class you can go to.”
    — Linda Lingle,Governor of Hawaii
  • 31. Costs
    • $20: New member fee
    • 32. $27: Six months’membership dues
  • Why is Toastmasters the Answer for You?
    Low-cost communication and leadership training
    Constructive evaluations
    Confidence building
    Network building
    Practical experience
  • 33. Contact Information
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  • 34.