1. History2. Toastmasters nowadays3. How we study: Toastmasters Educational System Materials we use1. TopTalkers Toastmasters Club2. Our social activities3. How to join4. Useful links
HistoryWhen people hear the word “basement” they’re more likely to picturemold and spiders than the birth place of a global communication andleadership training organization. But a basement in a YMCA in SantaAna, California, is exactly where, in 1924, Ralph C. Smedley held thefirst meeting of what would eventually become ToastmastersInternational.
Toastmasters nowadaysToastmasters International has grown to become a world leader inhelping people to be more competent and comfortable in front of anaudience. The nonprofit organization now has nearly 250,000members in more than 12,500 clubs in 106 countries, offering aproven – and enjoyable! – way to practice and hone communicationand leadership skills.There are 8 Toastmasters clubs in Ukraine: Kiev 6 Lviv 1 Odesa 1
How we study15 – 20 people are usually present at every meeting.Every member of the club has a unique opportunity to serve in differentroles:Toastmaster of the dayPrepared speakerTabletopic masterUnprepared speakerEvaluator of the speakerGeneral evaluatorMaster of creativity (the exclusive role in TopTalkers club)Gift giverServing in these roles helps our members to develop their leadershipskills and get used to speaking in front of the audience
Communication Track The communication track is the major emphasis for all new members. Most of us join Toastmasters for the benefits it offers. Some of us also become involved in the leadership track – you can do both Leadership Track The leadership track allows you to acquire and practice the skills necessary to be an effective leader. You can serve as a Club Officer, developing skills in planning, training, motivating, and managing
To provide maximum result in Toastmaster clubs we have 2 kinds of manuals. After completion of the first stage you move on the advanced level and receive new manuals free of charge. The 10 projects in every manual will help you develop your speaking and leadership skills step by step. When you finish 10 of the projects in the manual, you will have a certificate AND if you wish, World Headquarters will send your employer a letter about your accomplishment!
Club meetings held every Tuesday Two major groups of people: students and young professionals
Join us and you will: Learn to communicate more effectively Become a better listener Improve your presentation skills Increase your leadership potential Become more successful in your career Build your ability to motivate and persuade Reach your professional and personal goals Increase your self-confidence.
What do we do at a Toastmasters meeting to make it extra fun — to go beyond thenormal routine of friendship, practice and learning?
You can visit any club as a guest and check if it is right for you. If you decide to be a member: - ask for a membership application and fill it in; - pay membership fees (36 USD per half year + 20 USD for new member books).
Official web-site of Toastmasters in UkraineWWW.TOASTMASTERS.ORG.UAOfficial web-site of Toastmasters InternationalWWW.TOASTMASTERS.ORG
Your potential is limited only by your excuses :-)Toastmasters is waiting for you…