What Is Toastmasters?
Toastmasters is an international organization that teaches and supports public speaking and leadership skills.
Why is public speaking important?
At some point, whether it’s nurture or nature, people develop a fear of public speaking. Why?
Do you want to develop public speaking and leadership skills?
Then what you’re looking for may be Toastmasters.
Toastmasters has developed a method to help you overcome those fears. Over 90 years, Toastmasters has refined a method that can help you as quickly as you want to go. You will get a manual called the Competent Communicator with 10 projects in it. Each of those projects is a speech you will prepare and give at a club meeting, and then you will receive an evaluation of your presentation before the end of the meeting.
Surprisingly, one of the most effective ways to improve your speaking…
Public Speaking Leads to Leadership
Communication skills may be called the foundation of leading. If you want to be a leader, you must develop communication skills.
Since communication and leadership are so intertwined, Toastmasters provides leadership training.
Thanks for joining us on Toastmasters101. We’ll be focusing on every project in the Competent Communicator manual in our future podcasts. Instead of repeating what’s in the manual, we’ll focus on other insights into the projects. Our next podcast – Breaking the Ice – the first speech! Talk about myself? What should I say? We’ll give you a few suggestions how to put that first speech together.
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