Toastmasters International is a society that provides members a platform to build up confidence in public speaking, communication and leadership skills. It trains and provides you with tools to become a professional speaker and provides you with various paths in attaining the type of public speaker that you want to be (in a toast as a host, inspiring various individuals in a company or debating about various political issues). With a connection of 292000 members worldwide, 14350 clubs in 122 countries, establishing this club is definitely an honour and a pleasure on our parts.
How Does It Work?
A Toastmasters meeting is a learn-by-doing workshop in which participants hone their speaking and leadership skills in a no-pressure atmosphere.??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 communication skills by working in the Competent Communication manual, a series of 10 self-paced speaking assignments designed to instill a basic foundation in public speaking.??After which there would be advance manuals where it becomes more and more interesting. You get to choose your specialised fields, which could be story telling, giving toasts or making a humorous speech to entertain your audience. You take your pick.
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