Toastmasters International is a non-profit educational organisation that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of clubs. Toastmasters membership exceeds 350,000 in more than 16,800 clubs in 143 countries.

Since 1924, Toastmasters International has helped people from diverse backgrounds become more confident speakers, communicators, and leaders.

Toastmasters International is a non-profit educational organisation that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of clubs. Toastmasters membership exceeds 350,000 in more than 16,800 clubs in 143 countries.

Since 1924, Toastmasters International has helped people from diverse backgrounds become more confident speakers, communicators, and leaders.

In a club meeting, you practice giving prepared speeches as well as brief impromptu presentations, known as Table Topics. There is no rush and no pressure: The Toastmasters program allows you to progress at your own pace.

Constructive evaluation is central to the Toastmasters philosophy. Each time you give a prepared speech, an evaluator will point out strengths as well as suggest improvements. Receiving – and giving – such feedback is a great learning experience. In Toastmasters, encouragement and improvement go hand-in-hand.

  • A Toastmasters meeting is a learn-by-doing workshop in which participants hone their speaking and leadership skills in a no-pressure atmosphere.
  • Tropic City Toastmasters typically has 17 to 20 members at each meeting which last for 120 minutes.
  • 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 leadership and communication skills by working with our online program Pathways.
  • Members also learn leadership skills by taking on various meeting roles.
  • In our learn-by-doing approach, we don’t lecture members about leadership skills; we give them responsibilities and mentoring to help. Then we ask them to lead.

Each club features a unique culture, so there’s no pressure to join the first club you visit! Attending club meetings as a guest is free, so visit as many as you like until you find a club that fits your personality.

If you are interested in joining Toastmasters so that you can access the Pathways Educational program then you have three steps to complete.

 

Professional development programs can run into the thousands for just a few days training. With Toastmasters you get 12 months access to over 300 learning products for a little over $4 a week.

Don’t wait for success to knock on your door. Take control and sign up today.

The Pathways learning experience is a blended approach to learning. There are 300 practical skills that you can learn from to help you achieve your personal and professional goals.

Pathways can help you with:

  • Leadership
  • Coaching and Mentoring
  • Interview Techniques
  • Managing Projects
  • Public Speaking

 

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