Intro To Toastmasters


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

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Intro To Toastmasters

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