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What and Why?

A Toastmasters meeting is a learn-by-doing workshop in which participants hone their speaking and leadership skills in a no-pressure atmosphere. Typically we have 20 people attending, most of them are regular members. Regular members add value to the meeting, guests beautify by their presence. Our meetings are bilingual, first half is in English, second half in Japanese, each session lasting 60 minutes.

There is no instructor in a Toastmasters meeting. Instead, members evaluate one another’s presentations. This feedback process is a key part of the club success. Regular members also give impromptu talks on assigned topics, conduct meetings and develop skills related to timekeeping, grammar and parliamentary procedure.
Members learn communication skills by working in the Competent Communication manual, a series of 10 self-paced speaking assignments designed to instill a basic foundation in public speaking.
Members also learn leadership skills by taking on various meeting roles and working in the Competent Leadership manual. In our learn-by-doing approach, we don't lecture members about leadership skills; we give them responsibilities and mentoring to help. Then we ask them to lead.

What's for you?
The Toastmasters program offers many benefits that help people in all walks of life. As a result of participating in Toastmasters, you will:

Increase your self-confidence
Become a better speaker
Become a better leader
Communicate more effectively

Feel free to contact us if you want to know further details, or have questions.

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What and Why? January 27, 2013 12:33 PM SP
What is Toastmasters? January 8, 2013 2:16 PM SP
About Pioneer Toastmasters Club Meeting April 1, 2009 12:20 PM SP

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