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The environment in a Toastmasters club is friendly and supportive. 

Everyone at a Toastmasters meeting feels welcome and valued – from complete beginners to advanced speakers. In a club meeting, you practice giving prepared speeches as well as brief impromptu presentations, known as Table Topics. There is no rush and no pressure: The Toastmasters program allows you to progress at your own pace.

You need a reason to join Toastmasters?

You will have opportunities to: 
1. Tell your stories 
2. Share your vision 
3. Set and meet goals 
4. Meet interesting people 
5. Make friends 
6. Develop leadership skills 
7. Preside over meetings 
8. Attend conferences 
9. Attend specialty workshops 
10. Give workshops 
11. Research topics 
12. Discuss current events 
13. Explore issues 
14. Enter contests 
15. Consider new careers 
16. Try new roles 
17. Network 
18. Challenge yourself 
19. Become self-motivated 
20. Hear top speakers 
21. Work with teams 
22. Organize a new club 
23. Become a mentor 
24. Purchase materials on speaking and leading 
25. Become a club specialist 
26. Negotiate 
27. Campaign and run for office 
28. Learn parliamentary procedure 
29. Organize special events 
30. Judge speaking contests 
31. Interview speakers 
32. Participate in club leadership 
33. Participate in District leadership 
34. Complete manuals related to specific interests and/or career needs 

Your career can benefit: 
35. Increased overall confidence 
36. Conduct interviews with ease 
37. Conduct efficient meetings 
38. Give better presentations 
39. Professional delivery of reports and information 
40. Improved communication with colleagues and management 
41. Enhanced time-management skills 
42. Acceptance of criticism more objectively 
43. New management skills 
44. Increased effectiveness in relaying messages 
45. Learning how to motivate others 
46. Learning how to delegate 
47. Learning how to set and meet goals 
48. Developing techniques for handling change

You will personally: 
49. Enhance your self-esteem 
50. Improve your vocabulary 
51. Improve your grammar 
52. Expand your knowledge 
53. Discover new worlds 
54. Consider new hobbies 
55. Improve communication with family and friends 
56. Develop courage to take risks 
57. Grow as a person 
58. Change focus 
59. Clarify your thinking 
60. Reinforce knowledge, positive attitudes and behavior 
61. Learn to conquer fears 
62. Expand your comfort zone 
63. Learn techniques for meeting challenges 
64. Share your interests 
65. Observe positive change in yourself and others

You will develop: 
66. Communication skills 
67. Listening skills 
68. Leadership skills 
69. Public speaking skills 
70. Presentation skills 
71. Evaluation techniques 
72. Vocal variety 
73. Effective non-verbal communication 
74. Research techniques

You will receive: 
75. A constructive evaluation of each speech 
76. Feedback on your progress 
77. Help from mentors 
78. Training manuals and materials 
79. A proven program to improve your communication and leadership skills 
80. Support for your goals 
81. Tips from advanced Toastmasters 
82. Recognition for goals achieved

You will practice: 
83. Giving prepared speeches 
84. Talking “off the cuff” 
85. Giving evaluations 
86. Introductions of other speakers 
87. Telling jokes and stories 
88. Giving toasts 
89. Quoting authors 
90. Reporting on roles 
91. Delivering reports 
92. Chairing meetings 
93. Meeting management skills 
94. Handling props 
95. Using audio-visual equipment

Finally, you will: 
96. Continue to grow 
97. Enhance your social skills 
98. Be entertained 
99. Laugh


100. Have fun!

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