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  • 1. Toastmasters Power Speakers Club The Proposal Advanced Communications Series Technical Presentations Manual October 11, 2007
  • 2. Training & Development
    • Staying current in your field is important, especially if you find yourself on the job market!
    • Training & development activities provide a means to achieve this goal
      • Attending formal training classes
      • Reading magazines and journals in your field
      • Getting industry certifications
      • Join professional organizations
  • 3. Communications & Leadership Training and Development
    • Most of us need training and/or development in the area of communications and leadership
      • Interpersonal communications
      • Verbal and written communications
      • Group presentations
      • Taking ownership of projects/ideas
      • Planning organizational activities
      • Defining goals
      • Preparing & managing organization budgets
  • 4. The Case for Toastmasters as part of your Development
    • Toastmasters provides a convenient way to practice your Communications & Leadership Skills
      • Practice giving speeches and presentations
      • Practice providing verbal feedback via the evaluation process
      • Practice impromptu speaking via table topics
      • Leadership opportunities as a Club Officer
        • Plan Club Meetings & Events
        • Compile Club Budget
        • Plan & achieve organizational goals
        • Manage the organization!
  • 5. The Case for Toastmasters as part of your Development
    • Being in Toastmasters shows that you are self-motivated which is an important quality to many hiring Managers
    • DTM certification is widely-recognized
    • Many managers will pay your membership dues because the recognize the value of the program
      • Dues are VERY inexpensive, only $78/year (plus $20 one-time new member fee)
  • 6. Call to Action
    • Join Toastmasters NOW!
    • If you are a member, PARTICIPATE in Club meetings
      • Sign up to give a speech at an upcoming meeting
      • Participate as an evaluator, timer, Toastmaster, etc.
    • The only way to improve is to practice and participate
      • Ignoring the issue or procrastinating will not make things any better!
  • 7. Questions?
    • Club President: Tony Smith
    • VP-Education: Yolanda Turner
    • VP-Public Relations: Larry Moore
    • Secretary/Treasurer: Karen Threlkeld
    • Sergeant at Arms: Jeffery Jackson
    http://club9309.freetoasthost.net