Toastmasters International empowers people to achieve their full potential and realize their dreams. Through our member clubs, people throughout the world can improve their communication and leadership skills, and find the courage to change.
Toastmasters International is a world leader in communication and leadership development. Our membership is 280,000 strong. These members improve their speaking and leadership skills by attending one of the 13,500 clubs in 116 countries that make up our global network of meeting locations.
Established in 1932, Toastmasters International uses time-tested programs that are continually updated to meet participants Communication & Leadership needs.
In Toastmasters, you will learn to:
* Become a better public speaker
* Be a better listener
* Easily lead teams and conduct meetings
* Give and receive constructive evaluations
At Toastmasters you will learn to relax, enjoy, plan and present an excellent speech through a range of education programs.
A Toastmasters meeting is a learn-by-doing workshop in which participants hone their speaking and leadership skills in a no-pressure atmosphere. There is no instructor in a Toastmasters meeting. Instead, members evaluate one another’s presentations. This feedback process is a key part of the program’s success.
Meeting participants also give impromptu talks on assigned topics, conduct meetings and develop skills related to timekeeping, grammar and parliamentary procedure. Members learn communication skills by working in the Competent Communication manual, a series of 10 self-paced speaking assignments designed to instill a basic foundation in public speaking.
The unparalleled success of Toastmasters is testimony to its effectiveness in creating confident public speakers while the existence of so many lifelong members in every club indicates the social and recreational value members’ obtain from their weekly meetings.