UT Staff Toastmasters brochure


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UT Staff Toastmasters brochure

  1. 1. WHAT’S IN IT UT STAFF TOASTMASTERS INTERNATIONAL TOASTMASTERS FOR YOU? Founded in 1924, Toastmasters International is a nonprofit CLUBToastmasters will give you theskills and confidence you need organization. Since then over 4to effectively express yourself million people have become morein any situation. The Program confident speakers, communicators,is the most efficient, enjoyable and leaders due to their participationand affordable way of gaining in Toastmasters. Today, there aregreat communication skills. nearly 270,000 members in moreBy learning to effectively than 13,000 clubs in 116 countriesformulate and express your around the world.ideas, you open an entirely WEBSITE: www.toastmasters.org/new world of possibilities.You’ll be more persuasive andconfident when giving UT STAFF TOASTMASTERS CLUB WHERE LEADERSpresentations, and you’ll Founded in 2010, currently 20+ ARE MADEimprove your one-on-onedealings with others. members strong and growing! WEBSITE: http://utstaff.toastmastersclubs.org/
  2. 2. How does Toastmasters do it? Each Toastmasters meeting is a learn-by-doing workshop in which participants hone their speaking and leadership skills by giving a prepared or impromptu speech or taking on a role such a evaluator, grammarian or timekeeper. There is no instructor in a Toastmasters meeting and the curriculum is self-paced. Members evaluate each other’s presentations in a constructive yet positive format; this friendly feedback process is a key part of the program’s success. CURRICULUM COMMUNICATION MEMBERSHIP WHY JOIN? AFFORDABLEBENEFITS Members learn communication skills by working through the  $20 One-time new member fee Increase your self-confidence Competent Communication  $36 Membership dues every 6 Be a better speaker manual, a series of 10 self- months (Oct. and April; prorated paced speaking assignments Be a better leader at $6/month when you join) designed to instill a basic Communicate more effectively foundation in public speaking.  $10 Annual club dues Be a better listener LEADERSHIP CLUB ELIGIBILITY Improve your presentation skills Members learn leadership skills Membership is open to all current by taking on various meeting and former staff of UT Austin. Hone your skills of persuasion roles and working through 10 CLUB MISSION Reach your professional and projects outlined in the Competent Leadership manual. To provide a mutually supportive, personal goals In our learn-by-doing approach, positive and continuous learningVISIT we do not lecture our members environment in which members haveThe UT Staff Toastmasters Club about leadership skills; we give the opportunity to develop andmeets every Thursday from 12:05- them responsibilities and practice communication and12:55 p.m. in SAC 3.114 mentoring to help. Then we ask leadership skills that enriches their them to lead. lives and leads to greater self-Visitors and brown bags welcome! confidence and professional growth.