What is Toastmasters International?
“Since 1924, Toastmasters International has been recognized as the leading organization dedicated to communication and leadership skill development. Through its worldwide network of clubs, each week Toastmasters helps more than a quarter million men and women of every ethnicity, education level and profession build their competence in communication so they can gain the confidence to lead others.
By regularly giving speeches, gaining feedback, leading teams and guiding others to achieve their goals in a supportive atmosphere, leaders emerge. They learn to tell their stories. They listen and answer. They plan and lead. They give feedback – and accept it. They find their path to leadership.” – Toastmasters International
Your Toastmasters Program at Your Pace
The nice thing about Toastmasters is that you get to choose your own direction and work at your own pace. Meanwhile, other members are there to support and mentor you. At first, members learn to construct a variety of presentations and to avoid common pitfalls in communication. Meanwhile, leadership skills are honed through running meetings, event planning and club management. Experienced Toastmasters continue to refine their skills and often compete at high level competitions. This includes the world’s largest public speaking competition, the World Championship of Public Speaking.
Which Toastmasters Club is the Right Club for You?
As a world leader in communication and leadership development, Toastmasters International is made up of over 15,400 clubs servicing more than 332,000 members in 135 countries. Each Toastmasters Club has its own culture, schedule and meeting place; with so many options, you can surely find the right club for you. The key is that all clubs share the same high level program built on the values of Integrity, Respect, Service and Excellence.