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Toastmasters International

St George Toastmasters

Club No 70/2982


St George Toastmasters Communication & Leadership Program

  • Learn to communicate by speaking to others in a supportive atmosphere.
  • Polish your leadership skills by giving constructive feedback and evaluation, and participating in chairing and facilitating roles.

This program has been conducted by St George Toastmasters since 1991, using concepts and materials proven in the Toastmasters program throughout the world over the past 75 years.

Each session includes at least two educational presentations from experienced Toastmasters. Subjects include: speaking off the cuff, using humour and using a projector.

Each session gives each participant an opportunity to practice:

  • Giving impromptu speeches. Participants present one-to two-minute impromptu speeches on assigned topics.
  • Presenting prepared speeches. Each participant is invited to present a speech on a topic that they choose, using guidelines from the Toastmasters International Communication and Leadership Program manual. Projects cover such topics as speech organisation, voice, language, gestures, and persuasion.
  • Offering constructive evaluation. Every prepared speaker is assigned an evaluator who points out speech strengths and offers suggestions for improvement.

Each participant who makes ten speeches during the program will be recognised as a Competent Toastmaster by Toastmasters International. A letter from the world headquarters in the United States will be sent to the participant's employer, if they wish.

Each participant will be assigned an experienced mentor who will be available to advise on speech preparation during the program.

The Tools You Use.
Each participant receives a variety of manuals and resources on speaking. They also receive a six month subscription to the award-winning "Toastmaster", a monthly magazine that offers the latest insights on speaking and leadership techniques.

Toastmasters and Leadership.
Leadership cannot be learned instantaneously. It takes practice. In this program, participants build leadership skills by taking on organisational roles, providing constructive feedback, setting achievable goals, and participating as member of a team learning program. Just as participants learn to speak by speaking, they learn leadership by leading.

Career Benefits.
Your career prospects also depend on communication. Employees face an endless exchange of ideas, messages, and information as they deal with one another and with customers, suppliers and other stakeholders day after day. How well they communicate can determine whether a company quickly grows into an industry leader or joins thousands of other businesses mired in mediocrity.

Toastmasters provides the tools that enable employees to become effective communicators and leaders all at a very low cost. Toastmasters training helps employees:

  • give better sales presentations
  • hone their management skills
  • work better with fellow employees
  • effectively develop and present ideas
  • offer constructive criticism
  • accept criticism more objectively

Toastmasters produces results. Around the world more than three million men and women of all ages and occupations have benefited from Toastmasters training, and more than one thousand corporations, community groups, universities, associations, and government agencies now use Toastmasters training.

Community Benefits.
Toastmasters has helped many members in their community service activities. Using the speaking and leadership skills developed in Toastmasters, people have become more active in business, churches, and service and charity organizations. Toastmasters members are able to organise activities, conduct meetings, and speak in public as their organisation's representative. Some even become active in local, state or national government.

About Toastmasters International.
Toastmasters International is a non-profit organisation. The first Toastmasters club was established on October 22, 1924, in Santa Ana, California, by Dr. Ralph C. Smedley, who conceived and developed the idea of helping others to speak more effectively. More clubs were formed, and Toastmasters International was incorporated under California law on December 19, 1932. The first Toastmasters club in Australia was formed in 1957. St George Toastmasters was established in 1966.

Toastmasters do not employ paid promoters or instructors. The program is conducted by members, who have learned to communicate by applying the Toastmasters program materials and activities to their own experiences.

Personal Benefits
In addition to the many career and community benefits, participation in the program includes membership of St George Toastmasters club until October 2001 and the registration fee of $220 includes a graduation dinner.

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