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Toastmasters. PMI Presentation by Bruce & Harriet Beadell 1/19/06. Agenda. 7:30 Overview of Toastmasters 7:35 What’s in it for Project Managers? 7:45 Demo Meeting 8:15 Questions & Answers 8:30 Adjourn. A Few Facts. Toastmasters International Founded in 1924 by Dr. Ralph Smedley

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PMI Presentation by Bruce & Harriet Beadell 1/19/06

  • 7:30 Overview of Toastmasters
  • 7:35 What’s in it for Project Managers?
  • 7:45 Demo Meeting
  • 8:15 Questions & Answers
  • 8:30 Adjourn
a few facts
A Few Facts
  • Toastmasters International
    • Founded in 1924 by Dr. Ralph Smedley
    • 9,300 clubs in 80 countries
    • 195,000 members worldwide
    • 1,000 corporate-sponsored clubs
  • District 6
    • 250 clubs in Minnesota and Northwestern Ontario
    • 4,900 members
what is toastmasters
What Is Toastmasters?
  • World’s leading organization devoted to communication and leadership
  • Weekly meetings that provide a supportive environment
how does it work
How Does It Work?

Weekly 1-Hour Meetings of ~20 People

  • Impromptu speeches
  • Prepared speeches
  • Constructive evaluations
what happens at a meeting a learn by doing program
What Happens At a Meeting?A Learn-by-Doing Program

Meetings are fun!

Everybody is involved!

  • Meeting Roles:
  • Toastmaster
  • Ah Counter
  • Grammarian
  • Timer
  • Prepared Speeches
  • Topic Master
  • Impromptu Speeches
  • Evaluators
what s in it for project managers
What’s in it for Project Managers?
  • Toastmasters offers a series of modules to help develop and provide practice in leadership areas
  • Modules can be used in workshop setting
  • Make outstanding training sessions for community and corporate groups
  • Provide a much needed educational service to others
success leadership programs pt 1
Success Leadership Programs- Pt. 1

How To Conduct Productive Meetings Program

High Performance Leadership Program

Parliamentary Procedure Program

success leadership programs pt 2
Success Leadership Programs – Pt. 2

Leadership Program Part 1: Characteristics of Effective Leaders

Leadership Program Part 2: Developing Your Leadership Skills

Leadership Program Part 3: Working in Team Environments

success leadership programs pt 3
Success Leadership Programs – Pt. 3

Improving Your Management Skills Program

Speechcraft Program

How to Listen Effectively Program

success leadership programs pt 4
Success Leadership Programs – Pt. 4

The Art of Effective Evaluation Program

Thinking Power Part 1:Mental Flexibility Program

Thinking Power Part 2:Power of Ideas Program

clear communication your organization needs it
Clear Communication – Your Organization Needs it!
  • How well do you & your staff communicate with your customers?
    • Do you & your staff really understand your customer needs?
    • Are you & your staff able to convince your potential customers that they should select your product?
  • Can you & your staff lead meetings effectively?
  • Can you & your staff offer constructive feedback and diplomatically deal with customers, managers, peers, and support staff?
toastmasters training can help you your employees
Toastmasters Training Can Help You & Your Employees!
  • Give Convincing Presentations
  • Improve Your Management Skills
  • Develop Mental Flexibility
  • Provide Improvement Recommendations
  • Accept Feedback more Openly
  • Listen & Comprehend more Effectively
what s in it for organizations everyone wins
What’s In It For Organizations?Everyone Wins!
  • You & your employees become confident, articulate communicators
  • Your business gains confident leaders who motivate teams
  • Regular attendance builds skills that last a lifetime
training for busy professionals
Training for Busy Professionals
  • Toastmaster meetings are convenient and on-site
  • Toastmaster members typically meet once a week – often over breakfast, lunch or dinner
  • Toastmaster members practice in a safe & supportive setting with their fellow Toastmasters
  • Toastmasters provides a workshop for members to help each other improve
toastmasters is cost effective
Toastmasters Is Cost Effective
  • Univ. of St. Thomas Speech Class $2,010
  • Dale Carnegie Course $1,550
  • Public Speaking Seminar $395
  • Toastmasters Dues $54 per year
toastmasters it really works
Toastmasters - It Really Works!
  • Costs are Minimal
  • Benefits are Lasting
contact information
Contact Information

Harriet Beadell, Northern Division Governor

  • Phone: 763-572-7035
  • Email:

District 6 website:

Toastmasters International:

demo meeting
Demo Meeting

Toastmaster: Harriet Beadell

Table Topics Master: Patrick Wegerson

Speaker: Terri Weispfenning

Speaker Evaluator: Bruce Beadell

Ah Counter: PMI Volunteer

Grammarian: PMI Volunteer

Timer: PMI Volunteer