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Toastmasters

New Member Orientation

what is toastmasters
What is Toastmasters?
  • Nonprofit organization
  • The goal is to make effective oral communication and leadership a worldwide reality
  • Helps members learn the art of speaking, listening, and thinking
facts figures
Facts & Figures
  • Established in 1924
  • More than 260,000 members worldwide
  • Over 12,500 clubs in 116 countries around the world
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“Ours is the only organization I know dedicated to the individual.” — Dr. Ralph C. Smedley Founder, Toastmasters International

organization structure
Organization Structure

Club

Area

Division J – Dubai & Northern Emirates

Division

Areas 8, 30, 33, 57, and 74

District

Region

Board of Directors of Toastmasters

International

International

20+ members

A group of clubs.

District 20 – U.A.E., Bahrain, Jordan, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and Lebanon

Divisions B, C, D, E, F, H, I, J, K, N, P

Region 11 – Europe, Africa, Middle East

communication track
Communication Track
  • You will learn:
    • Speech organization
    • Eye contact
    • Gestures
    • Use of humor
    • Overall delivery
it s more than giving speeches
It’s more than giving speeches
  • Learn to organize thoughts
  • Learn to be a better listener
  • Learn to think on your feet
  • Improve body language
  • Work to eliminate bad speech habits
  • Increase your vocabulary
  • Network
the leadership track
The Leadership Track
  • You will learn
  • leadership skillsby:
    • Serving as officers at the club level and beyond
    • Fulfilling club meeting roles
leadership opportunities
Leadership Opportunities
  • Serve as club officer – local and regional
  • Help lead “Speechcraft” workshops
  • Participate in club’s Speakers Bureau for opportunities to speak outside the club setting
communication track what comes next
Communication Track – What comes next?

Choose from 15 advanced manuals to learn skills related to specific interests.

leadership track what comes next
Leadership Track – What comes next?
  • Instruction and practice in:
      • Developing a vision
      • Goal-setting and planning
      • Team-building
      • Developing plans andstrategies
toastmasters advantages
Toastmasters Advantages
  • Practical presentation experience
  • A safe place to make mistakes
  • Mentorship opportunities
benefits
Benefits
  • Develop critical thinking skills
  • Build listening skills
  • Give and receive constructive feedback
  • Become more at ease in front of a group
  • Learn time management skills
  • Supportive environment
  • Leadership development
individual value
Individual Value
  • Unlimited personal growth
  • Clear communication
  • Self-confidence
  • Positive mentoring
  • Improved leadership skills
  • Relationship building
why is toastmasters the answer
Why is Toastmasters the answer?
  • Low-cost communication and leadership training
  • Constructive evaluations
  • Confidence building
  • Network building
  • Practical experience
famous toastmasters alumni
Famous Toastmasters Alumni

Chris Matthews – Author and journalist,Host of MSNBC’s Hardball with Chris Matthews

Tim Allen –Actor, star of television series Home Improvement

Tom Peters – Management expert and author

K.C. Jones –Former basketball coach for NBA team, Boston Celtics

Linda Lingle – Governor of Hawaii

James Lovell – U.S. astronaut; missions included Apollo 13

Debbi Fields Rose – Founder, Mrs. Fields Cookies

Leonard Nimoy – Actor, Spock from T.V. series Star Trek