About Toastmasters 101

Toastmasters 101 podcast provides insight and advice for people who want to improve their public speaking and leadership skills with Toastmasters.

About Toastmasters 101

The purpose of this podcast series is to introduce Toastmasters’ educational program Pathways.  If you are interested in the program or have become a new member, we discuss Pathways – the education program of Toastmasters.    Our goal is to help you learn

  • to overcome stage fright
  • public speaking skills
  • basic leadership skills.

By adding additional insight into the purpose of each project, Toastmasters 101 Podcasts hope to help inspire better progress in a new Toastmaster’s journey.

Because Toastmasters strongly believes that public speaking and leadership grow together, we encourage work on both at the same time.

What’s with the Levels?

Pathways has 5 levels for each program.  Each level has several steps or required projects to be completed before the member moves up to the next.  I’ve tried to label each level’s projects – some are used in multiple levels, while some of the podcasts have no level listed at all.  Those podcasts cover a topic that doesn’t specifically apply to a particular level, such as club roles or Table Topics.

Isn’t this getting a bit advanced?

Originally, this podcast was created for the new member or people interested in Toastmasters.  What we’ve discovered is there is a strong desire for more information about all the projects and at all the levels, not just the first or second levels.  We’ve decided to include all the level projects in this podcast, so sometimes, the podcasts won’t seem like they’re for the new members.  New Toastmasters are encouraged to go to the beginning and start with the first Pathways podcast.

What is Toastmasters?

Toastmasters is an international organization which promotes public speaking and leadership skills through a proven program of instruction, practice, and feedback.  In over 90 years and around the world, Toastmasters teaches its members how to master the skills to further their own careers and lives.  There are now over 250,000 Toastmasters around the world.

You can find a club at the Toastmasters International website, Toastmasters.org.

Toastmasters 101 Podcast is produced by Toastmasters District 10.

About our host

Kim Krajci, Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM) is the host of this podcast.  She has earned the Distinguished Toastmaster Award, the highest award given in Toastmasters, in 2013.

Kim’s speech at a Toastmasters start-up meeting is available on YouTube



All opinions expressed are solely the property of the speaker.  Toastmasters Pathways is copyright Toastmasters International.  No infringement of their copyright is intentional.

Competent Communicator Manual and Competent Leadership Manual are published by Toastmasters International.

No infringement of the copyright of Toastmasters is intended.  This podcast is intended for informational purposes and is not a replacement for membership in Toastmasters.

Toastmasters International can be found at Toastmasters.org.  District 10 is located in northeastern Ohio and can be reached at District10.org.