What is Toastmasters?. Overview. 1. Established in 1924 More than 270,000 members in over 13,000 clubs in 116 countries around the world. Facts and Figures. 2. Learn-by-doing workshops Weekly practice: Filling meeting roles Giving prepared or impromptu speeches
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More than 270,000 members in over 13,000 clubs in 116 countries around the worldFacts and Figures
Filling meeting roles
Giving prepared or impromptu speeches
Volunteering for leadership roles
No instructorHow Toastmasters Works
The Toastmasters Educational Program
Use of humor
DeliveryThe Communication Track
Choose from 15 advanced communication manuals to learn skills specific to your interests.The Advanced Communication Series
Fulfill club meeting roles skills specific to your interests.
Serve in officer roles at the club level and beyondThe Leadership Track
Developing a vision skills specific to your interests.
Goal setting and planning
Developing plans and strategies
Team buildingThe Advanced Leadership Program
Value skills specific to your interests.
“Ours is the only organization I know skills specific to your interests. dedicated to the individual.”
– Dr. Ralph C. SmedleyFounder of Toastmasters International
Practical presentation experience skills specific to your interests.
A safe place to make mistakes and learn
Mentorship opportunitiesToastmasters Advantages
A self-paced program skills specific to your interests.
Weekly, bi-weekly or monthly interactive meetings
Impromptu speaking opportunities
Participation in leadership through meeting roles
Personal attention in small group setting
Opportunities to lead meetingsFeatures
Develop critical-thinking skills skills specific to your interests.
Build listening skills
Give and receive constructive feedback
Become more confident in front of a group
Learn time-management skills
Benefit from a supportive environment
Develop leadership skillsBenefits
Unlimited personal growth skills specific to your interests.
Clear communication skills
Positive mentoring relationships
Improved leadership skills
Relationship buildingIndividual Value
“The idea of getting in front of a group, not as Mrs. Fields but as Debbi, made my knees shake. But the Toastmasters group understood. Here’s a place where you can learn, grow, develop — and where other people are doing and feeling the same thing.”
– Debbi Fields Rose Founder, Mrs. Field’s Cookies
Chris Matthews Fields but as Debbi, made my knees shake. But the Toastmasters group understood. Here’s a place where you can learn, grow, develop — and where other people are doing and feeling the same thing.” , 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 NBA basketball coach for Boston Celtics
Linda Lingle, Former governor of Hawaii
James Lovell, Former NASA astronaut; missions include Apollo 13
Debbi Fields Rose, Founder, Mrs. Fields Cookies
Leonard Nimoy, Actor, Spock from T.V. series Star TrekWell-known Toastmasters Alumni
“Toastmasters is the best and least expensive personal improvement class you can go to.”
– Linda LingleFormer governor of Hawaii
Low-cost communication and leadership training improvement class you can go to.”
Constructive evaluationsWhy is Toastmasters for You?
www.toastmasters.org improvement class you can go to.”