Toastmasters Takes the 4-Way Test Jay Elkes, DTM Toastmasters International District 40 Public Relations Officer
The Mission  <ul><li>The mission of a Toastmasters Club is to provide a mutually supportive and positive learning environm...
The 4-Way Test <ul><li>Is it the Truth? </li></ul><ul><li>Is it FAIR to all concerned? </li></ul><ul><li>Will it build GOO...
Toastmasters-- the TRUTH <ul><li>Toastmasters International helps men and women learn the arts of speaking, listening, and...
Communications Program <ul><li>The basic program covers 10 speech projects </li></ul><ul><li>15 Advanced project manuals o...
Leadership Program <ul><li>Leadership roles within club meetings </li></ul><ul><li>Officer Roles within the club </li></ul...
NOT a Service Organization <ul><li>Toastmasters serves its members, not the public at large. </li></ul><ul><li>Members are...
Is it FAIR to all concerned? <ul><li>Only those who choose to be are concerned. </li></ul><ul><li>Anyone is welcome to joi...
Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS? <ul><li>Small clubs encourage close friendships </li></ul><ul><li>Celebrate...
Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned? <ul><li>Toastmasters teaches valuable communication and leadership skills </li></u...
Benefits to the World <ul><li>Better speakers </li></ul><ul><li>Better listeners </li></ul><ul><li>Better thinkers </li></...
Benefits to you <ul><li>More comfortable in front of an audience </li></ul><ul><li>Stronger communication skills </li></ul...
The Hard Part <ul><li>Developing a skill takes TIME </li></ul><ul><li>Making progress takes EFFORT </li></ul><ul><li>Getti...
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  1. 1. Toastmasters Takes the 4-Way Test Jay Elkes, DTM Toastmasters International District 40 Public Relations Officer
  2. 2. The Mission <ul><li>The mission of a Toastmasters Club is to provide a mutually supportive and positive learning environment in which every member has the opportunity to develop communication and leadership skills, which in turn foster self-confidence and personal growth. </li></ul>
  3. 3. The 4-Way Test <ul><li>Is it the Truth? </li></ul><ul><li>Is it FAIR to all concerned? </li></ul><ul><li>Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS? </li></ul><ul><li>Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned? </li></ul>
  4. 4. Toastmasters-- the TRUTH <ul><li>Toastmasters International helps men and women learn the arts of speaking, listening, and thinking. </li></ul><ul><li>8,800 clubs in approximately 70 countries </li></ul><ul><li>175,000 current members </li></ul><ul><li>Over 3 million helped since 1923 </li></ul>
  5. 5. Communications Program <ul><li>The basic program covers 10 speech projects </li></ul><ul><li>15 Advanced project manuals on many different subjects </li></ul><ul><li>Development of skills through speeches, evaluations, and table topics </li></ul>
  6. 6. Leadership Program <ul><li>Leadership roles within club meetings </li></ul><ul><li>Officer Roles within the club </li></ul><ul><li>Officer roles within Toastmasters </li></ul><ul><li>Free training programs for all officers </li></ul><ul><li>Advanced projects of your own choosing </li></ul>
  7. 7. NOT a Service Organization <ul><li>Toastmasters serves its members, not the public at large. </li></ul><ul><li>Members are encouraged to apply their skills to public service </li></ul><ul><li>Toastmaster leaders are public service oriented </li></ul>
  8. 8. Is it FAIR to all concerned? <ul><li>Only those who choose to be are concerned. </li></ul><ul><li>Anyone is welcome to join </li></ul><ul><li>Costs are modest </li></ul><ul><li>Time commitments are what you choose to make </li></ul><ul><li>The BIG fairness question is how are skills applied. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS? <ul><li>Small clubs encourage close friendships </li></ul><ul><li>Celebrate Success </li></ul><ul><li>Activities between clubs </li></ul><ul><li>Conferences </li></ul><ul><li>Conventions </li></ul>
  10. 10. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned? <ul><li>Toastmasters teaches valuable communication and leadership skills </li></ul><ul><li>Self confidence and personal growth are the mission </li></ul><ul><li>Some get huge benefits </li></ul>
  11. 11. Benefits to the World <ul><li>Better speakers </li></ul><ul><li>Better listeners </li></ul><ul><li>Better thinkers </li></ul><ul><li>More effective leaders </li></ul>
  12. 12. Benefits to you <ul><li>More comfortable in front of an audience </li></ul><ul><li>Stronger communication skills </li></ul><ul><li>Skills can be applied to personal, professional, or public goals </li></ul>
  13. 13. The Hard Part <ul><li>Developing a skill takes TIME </li></ul><ul><li>Making progress takes EFFORT </li></ul><ul><li>Getting started takes a DECISION </li></ul>

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