The quality of your life is the quality of your communication
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WELCOME TO TOASTMASTERS
The best way to learn more about Toastmasters is to attend one of our meetings as a guest. As a guest, you can simply observe and will not be pressured to participate.
Encouraging You to Learn
The Toastmasters program encourages you to learn by doing in a supportive environment. You will receive constructive feedback from members who will encourage you to become the best you can be. In turn, you will learn and grow as both a communicator and leader.
When You Join
When you join, your participation will include writing and delivering brief speeches to a relatively small group of fellow members. Each speech has specific objectives; however, the content is up to you. Working at your own pace and out of the Communication and Leadership Manual, you will immediately begin to learn how to be a confident and effective speaker. You will go on to understand how to organize your speech, use appropriate gestures, select effective words, employ vocal vitality, inspire and persuade your audience, think on your feet, and much more--all to ensure that you effectively communicate your ideas and feelings to others.
Developing Your Leadership Skills
You will also have opportunities to develop your leadership skills. The Great Communicators Toastmasters Club offers a variety of leadership positions on its executive committee, ranging from president to treasurer to sergeant-at-arms, and many others. If you elect to fill any of these positions, you will receive special training to help you to become the best leader you can be.
Networking & Making Friends
Last but far from least, you will also make new friends. When you join the Great Communicators Toastmasters you will be joining not just a club but a family. In addition to regular meetings, the Club sponsors occasional social functions, which you may attend. Many individuals have made lasting friendships with fellow members thanks to the warmth and support members offer each other as they learn and grow together.
The Importance of Toastmasters
It's often thought that in today's technological world of e-mail, texting, twittering, and the like that the spoken word is no longer important. Yet, verbal communication is still the most effective and often used method of getting one’s thoughts across quickly and efficiently.
Like it or not, you are judged by not only what you say, but also how you say it.
However, it must be realized that communication skills go beyond speaking alone, encompassing the realms of effective listening and critical thinking abilities. These skills are generally neglected by many in the world, leading to misunderstandings, confusion and the anger that accompanies this lack of understanding.
Toastmasters not only helps individuals learn the art of speaking, listening, and thinking, but promotes self-actualization and enhances leadership potential, thereby fostering human understanding.
The members of this organization who have put to use their training have reaped the benefits in their work and personal lives, experiencing better relations, pay increases and enhanced personal success, contributing in a small way to the betterment of our society.
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