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The Communication Track
Competent Communicator (CC)
10 speeches from the CC manual
Advanced Communicator – Bronze (ACB)
Complete speeches in 2 Advanced manuals (~10
Advanced Communicator – Silver (ACS)
2 more Advanced manuals
Conduct any two programs from The Better
Speaker Series and/or The Successful Club
Communication Awards (2)
Advanced Communicator – Gold (ACG)
2 more Advanced Manuals
Conduct a Success/Leadership Program,
Success/Communication Program or a
Youth Leadership Program
Coach a new member with the first three
Choose from 15 advanced
communication manuals to learn
skills specific to your interests.
Competent Leader (CL)
Complete CL Manual (10 projects)
Advanced Leader – Bronze (AL-B)
Achieved Competent Leader award
Achieved Competent Communicator award
Served at least six months as a club officer and
participated in the preparation of a Club Success
Plan while serving in this office
While serving in the above office, participated in a
district-sponsored club officer training program
Conduct any two programs from The Successful Club
Series and/or The Leadership Excellence Series
Leadership Awards (2)
Advanced Leader – Silver (ALS)
Achieved Advanced Leader Bronze award
Served a complete term as a district officer
(district governor, lieutenant governor, public
relations officer, secretary, treasurer, division
governor or area governor)
Completed the High Performance Leadership
Served successfully as a club sponsor, mentor
Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM)
Achieved Advanced Communicator Gold
Achieved Advanced Leader Silver award
Distinguished Toastmaster is the highest
recognition a member may receive.
D59 & D71
Europe is now D71 & D51***Europe is now D71 & D51***
Toastmasters International Annual
August 21-24, 2013 in Cincinnati, U.S.A
District 59 Fall Conference
November 15-17, 2013 in Budapest, Hungary
Club meetings on the 1st
, & 5th
Wednesday of each month
Put them on your calendar NOW!!
Why did you join Toastmasters?
Improve my communications abilities
“I wanted to become better at public speaking”
Improve my leadership skills (64%)
What is the value of the Club?
Practice in public speaking
To help you become a better and more
To meet new people and acquire
Why should I achieve
Sense of personal achievement & success
Conquer, or at least manage, fear of public
Successful people set difficult goals & achieve
in spite of fear or other negative thoughts
Educational awards are recognized world-wide
Leadership positions demonstrate leadership
I’m afraid to give speeches.
There are many roles to be played in a meeting,
speaker is but one. Dip your toe in the water by
participating as a timer, grammarian, or table topics
You don’t have to give a speech until you’re ready.
Your Mentor will work with you.
I don’t like evaluating people or being
I don’t like being evaluated on something that
I know I’m not good at.
The evaluation process provides only constructive feedback.
Listening to analyze or evaluate is a skill that most of us need
You will get more comfortable with receiving and giving
evaluations once you start practicing that skill.
The only way to get better at something is to practice!
Other speakers in the club don’t seem
to be as skilled as I am, so what can I
gain by joining?
Toastmasters improves your listening skills and your
ability to handle one-on-one conversations.
You also extend your personal network by meeting
Practical presentation experience
A safe place to make mistakes
A self-paced program
Weekly, bi-weekly or monthly interactive meetings
Impromptu speaking opportunities
Participation in leadership through meeting roles
Personal attention in small group setting
Opportunities to lead meetings
Develop critical-thinking skills
Build listening skills
Give and receive constructive feedback
Become more confident in front of a group
Learn time-management skills
Benefit from a supportive environment
Develop leadership skills
Unlimited personal growth
Clear communication skills
Positive mentoring relationships
Improved leadership skills
Commit to Toastmasters NOW!
Make Toastmasters a priority!
Put the meetings on your calendar NOW!
Come to the meetings and participate!
Rotate into all meeting roles this year
Signup for meeting roles in advance
Set personal goals
Give your ice-breaker speech this year
Complete 5 speeches this year
Get your CC by 6/30/2014!
Let us know what your goals are and how we can help
Help recruit new members
Your feedback is always welcome
, and 5th
Wednesday of each month
Meeting starts at 19:30 at the Nonnenhof
in Wiesbaden Biebrich
There is a social dinner at 18:15 and many
members socialize after our meetings
Agenda is prepared in advance and the
link is usually issued via email prior to the
Grammarian / Ah Counter
Word of the Day/ Joke of the Day
Table Topics Master
Members should sign-up for meeting roles
IN ADVANCE of the meeting
Speakers should provide Toastmaster with
an introduction for him/herself IN
Members should try all of the meeting
roles at least once
Bring your manual when you give a
If you need help or guidance…
Seek out your Mentor or a Club Officer
Club Officers for July 1, 2013 – June 30, 2014
Darryl Heron, President
Bryan Senter, Vice President – Education
Patrizia Weller, Vice President – Membership
Karin Hirth, Vice President – Public Relations
Isabella Grube, Secretary
Martin Launert, Treasurer
Gabi Bauer, Sergeant at Arms
Agenda is managed through the website
Website tracks participation and # speeches given
Club & individual goals can be managed through the
Club calendar, pictures, and other documents are also
Some areas are available to members only with a valid