The Toastmasters Mission
A statement of shared values
Every Toastmasters club shares the same mission, clearly defined in the following mission statement::
"We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to develop communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater selfconfidence and personal growth.Through this mission, each Toastmaster gains a clear understanding of the club's purpose, and the organization as a whole benefits from a shared set of values and goals".
Looking to improve your speaking and leadership skills? Ignite your career?
Gain the confidence to speak up?
You’ve come to the right place. Since 1924, Toastmasters International has helped more than 4 million people just like you, from around the world,
become more confident speakers and leaders.
Toastmasters International is a world leader in communication and leadership development, with more than 270,000 members in over 13,000 clubs in 116 countries. This network of clubs and their learn-by-doing programme are sure to help you improve.
Toastmasters will give you the skills and confidence you need to express yourself effectively in any situation. Whether you are a professional, student, stay-at-home parent or retired, Toastmasters is the most efficient, enjoyable and affordable way of gaining great communication skills. You'll learn how to:
• Formulate and express your ideas effectively
• Be more persuasive and confident when giving presentations
• Improve your one-on-one dealings with others
Don't delay! Become the speaker and leader you want to be. Confident, charismatic leaders weren't born that way. As you progress in Toastmasters, you'll get to practice your skills by organising and conducting meetings and motivating others to help you. Become a better negotiator. Gain trust. Inspire your team.
Visit our next meeting - guests are most welcome. You won't regret it!
How it Works
Belmont Babblers are members who practice speaking skills in a fun filled, supportive environment every Wednesday noon hour. The Toastmasters International program provides two learning tracks that run concurrently at each member's own pace: communication and leadership. The communication manual, in ten projects, guides your speech organization, purpose, body movement and gestures, vocal variety, how to research topics, be persuasive, and motivate.
The leadership manual, in ten projects, allows you to receive written evaluation of your agenda roles, mentoring, chairing a special event, etc.
In a typical meeting, there are various agenda roles that members fill, like timer, quote/laugh or inspiration, grammarian, quiz master fun, and you will usually hear a 5-7 minute prepared speech. If guests wish, they may participate in table topics when members are asked to speak for 2 minutes impromptu to a topic suggested by the table topics master..
The second half of the meeting provides feedback and evaluation of the prepared speech and the table topics speakers. Learn to give and receive feedback by acknowledging each other's stronger and weaker points with suggestions on how to improve. Also, oral reports are given by the grammarian and timer..
Hone your listening and writing skills by writing the meeting recap - it's email distribution keeps the absentee members in-the-loop.
Visit us to find out how YOU can fuel your personal growth!
You’ve come to the right place. Since 1924, Toastmasters International has helped more than 4 million people just like you, from around the world, become more confident speakers and leaders.
Sgt. at arms
Set up meeting room with club owned equipment:
• Lectern - banner - name cards - agendas
• Timer tools - guest information - note paper
Collect and pay club dues to TI by April 1 and Oct. 1.
Register new member applications online, & pay dues.
Deposit revenue in bank, pay bills, create club budget.
Reconcile for reimbursement of own credit card paying dues on-line to Toastmasters International.
Record monthly club executive meeting minutes and distribute to members.
Assist other officers with social activities.
Announce upcoming events and social activities.
Promote 2 contests twice a year: (club, area, division, district levels)
Spring: International Speech + Table Topics.
Fall: Humorous Speech + Evaluation.
Promote the club with posters, by campaigning, etc.
Help guests sign a name card and our guest book.
Provide guests with information sheet and application.
Help guests fill in application and calculate cost to join.
Follow up contact with other guests to visit again.
Assign new members a Mentor from your mentor pool.
Follow up with Mentor + member to give Ice Breaker.
Ask club members to give Successful Club sessions:
• Evaluate to Motivate - Moments of Truth
• Mentoring - Finding New Members
Track members progress in Communications manual.
Track members progress in Leadership manual.
Promote the two education tracks in Toastmasters.
Initial members’ manual project completion records.
Register on-line each award earned by a member.
Oversee plan to achieve Distinguished Club Program.
Present each earned award to appropriate member.
Lead the new member initiation ceremony.
Plan annual elections to be conducted in early May.
Chair monthly executive meeting of club officers.
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