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Learn how to overcome a fear of public speaking in a safe and supportive environment that doesn't cost an arm and a leg

Learn how to overcome a fear of public speaking in a safe and supportive environment that doesn't cost an arm and a leg

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  • 1. A Whistle Stop Tour Solent Speakers & Toastmasters
  • 2. Vision Toastmasters International empowers people to achieve their full potential and realise their dreams. Through our member clubs, people throughout the world can improve their communication and leadership skills, and find the courage to change. Core Values • Integrity • Dedication to Excellence • Service to the Member • Respect for the Individual Solent Speakers is a Toastmasters club launched in December 2002. We are the only club of its kind in the Fareham and Portsmouth. Toastmasters Where Leaders Are Made
  • 3. A Whistle Stop Tour Toastmasters and Solent Speakers 1. Where from? 2. Then what happened? 3. Where are we? 4. Who joins? 5. How does it work? 6. What happens next?
  • 4. Dr. Ralph Smedley 1880 - 1965 Where from?
    • Established in 1924 by Dr Ralph Smedley YMCA
    • Not for Profit organisation
    • More than 270,000 members in over 13,000 clubs in 116 countries around the world
    “ Ours is the only organization I know dedicated to the individual.”
  • 5. The Toastmasters Timeline 1930s 1940s 1960s 1950s 1970s 1990s 1980s 2000s NOW 1920s Then what happened? First Meeting 22 nd October 1924 First Meeting in UK Scotland, 1946 150,000 members First Meeting outside USA Victoria, BC, 1935 Opened to women 1973 8,000 clubs 250,000 members 12,500 clubs 106 countries First Manuals
  • 6. Toastmasters Regions Where are we?
  • 7. Region 11
  • 8. District 71 Division J Area 42 Solent Speakers
  • 9. People from all walks of life Coach Lecturer Trainer Marketing Manager Accountant Town Planner Council Member Social Worker Unemployed I need to start doing presentations at work I have been elected as chairman and need to improve my speaking skills My daughter is getting married… help! I want to make my living by being a world-class speaker Who joins?
  • 10.
    • Learn-by-doing workshops
    • Regular practice:
      • Filling meeting roles
      • Giving prepared or impromptu speeches
      • Volunteering for leadership roles
    • No instructor
    3 How Toastmasters works
  • 11. Monthly Magazine Mentoring Programme Educational Workshops Features
    • A self-paced program
    • Bi-weekly interactive meetings
    • Impromptu speaking opportunities
    • Peer evaluations
    • Participation in leadership through meeting roles
    • Personal attention in small group setting
    • Affordable dues
    • Opportunities to lead meetings
    Educational Programmes
  • 12. Educational System DTM = Distinguished Toastmaster
  • 13. Educational Programme How does it work? Ten speeches 1. Ice breaker 2. Organising a speech 3. Speech purpose 4. Use of words, rhetorical devices 5. Body language 6. Vocal variety 7. Research 8. Visual aids 9. Persuasion 10. Inspiration Communication Track
  • 14. Educational Programme
    • Advanced Communication: Choose from 15 advanced communication manuals to learn skills specific to your interests.
    The Entertaining Speaker Speaking to Inform Public Relations Facilitating Discussion Speciality Speeches Technical Speeches Persuasive Speaking Communicating on Video Storytelling
  • 15. Educational Programme Listening Critical thinking Giving feedback Time management Planning and Implementation Organisation and Delegation Facilitation Motivation Mentoring Team Building Leadership Track
  • 16.
    • 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
    Benefits 14
  • 17. Typical Agenda & Roles Grammarian Speech Evaluations Table Topics Table Topics Evaluation Prepared Speeches Toastmaster Timer Table Topics Master Warm Up General Evaluations
  • 18. Booking a role at each meeting
  • 19. Distinguished Club Programme
  • 20. Contests International Speech Contest Evaluation Contest Humorous Speech Contest Table Topics Contest
  • 21. What happens next?
  • 22. Find us at
  • 23.
    • Attend a meeting
      • Lysses House Hotel, High Street, Fareham
      • 1 st / 3 rd Tuesdays, except August
      • 7.15pm – 9.30pm
      • Or Arun Speakers (Chichester), Hamwic (Southampton), Wessex (Winchester)
    • Membership Fee
      • £48 per 6 months (= £4 a meeting)
      • £20 joining fee
    • Come to a meeting and join
    • You will get a mentor
    • And can start working through the manuals
    Joining our Club This seems an excellent way to learn good communication and leadership skills. How much does it cost? That’s really good value for money. I would like to join. How do I sign up?
  • 24. A Whistle Stop Tour Solent Speakers & Toastmasters