Welcome to Toastmasters!
By joining Toastmasters, you have aligned yourself with an international community of 358,000 people, dedicated to improving their communications and leadership skills.
We are all at different points of our communication and leadership journey.
And while this expression sounds cliché, the more you put into this experience, the more you will get out of it.
What does the journey look like?
Good question. Hard work and dedication, while focusing on experiential learning, mentoring, providing feedback, having fun, and developing skills.
Learning Experientially – Participating will fuel your learning experience as you prepare and present speeches, provide and receive constructive feedback, and assume leadership roles.
Mentoring Support – Experienced Toastmasters work to encourage, guide and support newer Toastmasters to identify, achieve, and to set new goals.
Having fun – we come together to improve, to help others improve, and subsequently, make new friends, socialize, and have fun.
Developing skills – education is at the heart of the Toastmasters program. Through our self-paced educational program, you will be able to work at your own speed to develop skills to match your goals, schedule, learning style, and comfort level across a variety of disciplines.
What does a Toastmasters club meeting like?
A Toastmasters meeting is a learn-by-doing experience in which participants hone their speaking and leadership skills in a fun and supportive environment. Meeting participants also give impromptu talks on assigned topics, conduct meetings, and develop skills related to listening, time management, giving feedback and more. We learn from each other.
Pathways: Our Educational System
Pathways is designed to help you build the skills you need to communicate and lead.
As you progress through Pathways, you will:
- Practice and improve your presentation, communication, and leadership skills
- Challenge yourself to build and refine certain competencies and skills
- Prepare and present speeches in your club based on assignments in Pathways
- Complete a range of projects designed to help you improve your skills in persuasive speaking, motivating others, creating a podcast, and leading a group in a difficult situation.
Pathways is designed to help us develop transferable skills including public speaking, communication, leadership, management, and strategic planning. It is comprised of 11 paths that teach more than 300 unique competencies. For more information, please checkout the Pathways tab.