A Toastmasters meeting is a learn-by-doing workshop in which participants hone their speaking and leadership skills in a no-pressure atmosphere. There is no instructor in a Toastmasters meeting. Instead, members evaluate one another’s presentations. This feedback process is a key part of the program’s success.
Meeting participants 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.
Every year, thousands of individuals from across Britain and Ireland visit our network of member clubs, seeking to improve their communication or leadership skills, with such diverse reasons as:
|- Overcome fear of public speaking||- Build ability to persuade, motivate and inspire|
|- Preparing for a speech (e.g. best man)||- Improve interview skills|
|- Self development||- Enhance career growth|
|- Gain self confidence||- Have fun and meet friendly new people|
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