Hi, my name is Aneeta Pathak and I’m the Toastmasters District 60’s Director for 2021-2022. We serve Toronto, Canada.
Welcome and thank you for landing on our page and showing interest in learning more about Toastmasters and how our organization can help you become overcome your challenges and become a better public speaker and develop your leadership skills.
The first step is to search for a club near you and you can do that by clicking the button below this video. Once you find out, get in touch with the club via the online form listed and start by attending your first Toastmasters meeting as a guest.
Since 2020, because of the pandemic, all the Toastmasters meetings are held online via Zoom and most clubs will turn into a hybrid – in-person and online – meetings. Follow our website for more information on that.
Also below are some of the most frequently asked questions that we tried to answer.
If you have any questions or require more information, feel free to browse our website or contact us directly via the contact page on our site.
Thank you again.
What is Toastmasters?
Toastmasters International is a non-profit organization that helps people worldwide improve their communication, public speaking and leadership skills. Toastmasters International’s membership exceeds 300,000 in more than 15,800 clubs in 149 countries.
Since October 22, 1924, almost one hundred years ago, Ralph C. Smedley has looked for and used unique ways to teach individuals the art of public speaking and leadership skills. Toastmasters International can and will transform anyone into confident speakers, communicators, and leaders all in a safe environment!
Who are the Toastmasters?
Toastmasters are from many cultural backgrounds. Toastmasters are nutritionists, bankers, doctors, teachers, entrepreneurs, farmers, students. Toastmasters Member Demographics Gender distribution is 52% female and 48%, male.
What is a Toastmasters club?
Toastmasters club is a place where every individual member is provided with a mutually supportive and positive learning environment to improve his communication and leadership skills.
You will find many enthusiastic people in all the toastmasters club who will be delivering speeches, taking different roles, and doing table topics, which is a session to improve the impromptu speaking skills. A Toastmasters club helps an individual to become a confident person who can give a speech anytime and anywhere.
What is Toastmasters Pathways?
Pathways is Toastmasters International’s 21-century educational online program designed to transform individuals into confident leaders and presenters.
Develop real-world, transferable skills in many different areas through Pathways communication, leadership, management, strategic planning, service to others, public speaking and more.
What are the benefits of being a member of Toastmasters?
One of the biggest advantages of joining a Toastmasters Club is that it can significantly reduce any fears around public speaking. Build Confidence. Confidence is critical to giving a killer presentation. Without it, you’ll not only make your audience uncomfortable by appearing nervous and unsettled.
Sharpen Leadership Abilities – whether you’re a CEO of a major company or you’re an entry-level intern, leadership skills are vital to elevating your career.
Is there a cost to be a member of Toastmasters?
Toastmasters International membership dues for members of clubs is 45 USD every six months-equivalent to 7.50 USD per month plus a one-time 20 USD new member fee.