5 Reasons Why You Should Join a Toastmasters Club:
2.Confidence is critical to giving a killer presentation
3. Sharpen Leadership Abilities. Whether you're a CEO of a major company or you're an entry-level intern, leadership skills are paramount to elevating your career.
4. Improve Improvisation. ...
5. Expand Your Network.
The world needs leaders. Leaders head families, coach teams, run businesses and mentor others. These leaders must not only accomplish, they must communicate. By regularly giving speeches, gaining feedback, leading teams and guiding others to achieve their goals in a supportive atmosphere, leaders emerge from the Toastmasters program. Every Toastmasters journey begins with a single speech. During their journey, they learn to tell their stories. They listen and answer. They plan and lead. They give feedback—and accept it. Through our community of learners, they find their path to leadership.
We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to develop communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth.
Toastmasters Core Values:
Toastmasters International Envisioned Future
To be the first-choice provider of dynamic, high-value, experiential communication and leadership skills development.
A Toastmasters club adopts a "learn-by-doing" philosophy, wherein each member learns at a pace suitable to his or her developmental needs. The Toastmasters program is divided into two separate tracks, Communication and Leadership, with members progressing along each track by presenting speeches and taking on roles within their club, district, and Toastmasters International itself.
In 2017, Toastmasters introduced the new Pathways learning experience, a modernization of the Toastmasters education program that better reflects real-world communication and leadership scenarios. Through Pathways members can develop skills in many different areas—communication, leadership, management, strategic planning, service to others, public speaking and more. Members have the opportunity to complete projects that range in topic from persuasive speaking to motivating others to creating a podcast to leading a group in a difficult situation.
Members choose from ten unique learning paths that focus on different skills. In total, Pathways offers over 300 unique competencies and 60 competencies in each path. Paths are made up of five levels of increasing complexity that encourage members to build on their knowledge and skills. Every path has required and elective projects. A path is complete when a member completes 14 projects across all five levels—a combination of 10 required projects and 4 elective projects chosen from a comprehensive list covering a variety of subjects. Each project includes at least one speech given in a club or other environment.
Pathways marks the first education program that members can experience online. Using Base Camp—Pathways' online learning management system—members have access to engaging learning tools, including videos, interactive quizzes and activities, feedback and recognition, useful tips and more. Members can choose to pursue their learning paths on Base Camp or in professionally bound materials.