Toastmasters International District 60

Rhonda Mauer accepts Program Quality award

Rhonda Mauer accepts Program Quality award at TI convention

Toastmasters is a non-profit educational organization committed to making effective communications a reality the world over. Through its member clubs, Toastmasters helps men and women learn the arts of speaking, listening, and thinking — vital skills that enhance leadership ability, foster human understanding, and contribute to the betterment of mankind.

This website provides our members and officers with information about upcoming events and important deadlines, as well as useful resources to navigate through the Toastmasters educational program.

Not a member? Welcome!  If you are interested in exploring Toastmasters, see our How to Join/Find a Club page or send an email to trio@toastmasters60.com.

 

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District 60 is part of Toastmasters International’s family of more than 100 Districts worldwide; District 60 is made up of and serves all Toastmasters clubs in Toronto and Eastern Ontario, Canada.

We are a not-for-profit organization that helps people develop communication skills – public speaking, presentations, event hosting, group facilitation – and leadership skills – team building, evaluation, delegation, event planning, project management

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Rhonda Mauer
District Director
District Director page
DD@toastmasters60.com

Janice Howard
Program Quality Director
PQD page
PQD@Toastmasters60.com

Dawn Frail
Club Growth Director
CGD page
CGD@Toastmasters60.com

District 60 serves 5000+ members through a network of over 200 clubs across our geographical region.

Members hail from all walks of life.  Whether they are students, professionals, stay-at-home parents or retirees, members have found that Toastmasters is the most enjoyable and affordable way to gain great communications and leadership skills. Since 1924, Toastmasters has helped millions of men and women find their voice:

  • Excel at job interviews;
  • Give powerful business presentations;
  • Lead successful seminars; and
  • Give humorous, informative or special occasion speeches.

Membership in Toastmasters International is open to people 18 years or older. It is one of the greatest investments you can make in yourself, and one of the most cost-effective skill-building, self-improvement tools available anywhere.

What is a Toastmasters club meeting like?

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 listening, time management, giving feedback and more.

Members learn communication skills by working through the 10-project Competent Communication manual. This self-paced manual guides you though 10 speeches, each one focused on a basic skill such as body language, speech organization, vocal variety and motivation techniques.

Members also learn leadership skills by performing various meeting roles and working through the Competent Leadership manual. In our learn-by-doing approach, members are not lectured about leadership skills; they are provided the opportunities to perform roles involving leadership skills and responsibilities, together with supportive guidance and mentoring.

Visitors are welcome 

Visitors are welcome at any Toastmasters meeting, and are always assured of a warm welcome. Visitors and prospective members are encouraged to visit several clubs to observe the Toastmasters program in action and without any obligation. Clubs differ in size, culture, venue, meeting times and lengths, so “shopping around” is a good idea to ensure that you find a club that suits you, your goals and your lifestyle.

Find a District 60 club near you using the Find A Club search tool.