Do you want to become a better public speaker or overcome the fear of public speaking? Do you want to gain confidence and leadership skills? You have come to the right place! UniMasters Toastmasters club offers a fun and supportive environment to develop your speaking and leadership skills. UniMasters has been helping develop great Toastmasters since 1998. Toastmasters International, a non-profit organization, helps its members learn the arts of speaking, listening, and thinking.
Guests are always welcome at UniMasters meetings. There is no fee to visit, and no obligation to join. Simply stop by to get a feel for what goes on. Our meetings take place every Tuesday from 12 to 1 PM at iHeart Media. The address is 27071 Aliso Creek Road Aliso Viejo, Ca 92656. There is signage to show the way to the conference room.
How Toastmasters Works:
-Each meeting has a Toastmaster (master of ceremonies) who runs the meeting. Each meeting consists of prepared speeches, evaluations and table topics (impromptu speaking).
-New members receive a mentor who orients him/her to the club, the 2 manuals (competent speaker and competent leader) and through the first few speeches.
-The competent speaker manual consists of 10 speeches with various objectives and time requirements. The objectives of each speech build on each other. You choose the topics and go at your own pace. The competent leader manual consists of 10 projects, all done at the meetings, such as meeting timer or ballot counter.
-Evaluations are done for each speech given. Getting immediate positive feedback encourages us to try again and keep improving ourselves.
-Table topics is a time for impromptu speaking. The topics master prepares questions generally related to the meeting theme and chooses members without speaking roles to participate.
It is free to join this Meetup group. If you decide to formally join our club, please consider making a commitment to yourself and the club to be an active club member for at least one year so that you may truly grow from the Toastmasters experience. While we have a lot of fun, we also pride ourselves on our commitment to the Toastmasters program. The fee to join both Toastmasters International and our club is only $51 for each 6 month period, and the payback on this investment in yourself is tremendous.