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1 What is Toastmasters?

2 FactsFacts

3 Established in 1924Established in 1924 More than 250,000 members worldwideMore than 250,000 members worldwide More than 12,000 clubs in 106 countries around the worldMore than 12,000 clubs in 106 countries around the world Facts & Figures

4 Learn-by-doing workshopLearn-by-doing workshop Weekly practice where you will:Weekly practice where you will: Fill meeting roles Fill meeting roles Give prepared or impromptu speeches Give prepared or impromptu speeches Take on volunteer leadership tasks Take on volunteer leadership tasks No instructorNo instructor How Does Toastmasters Work?

5 Your potential is limited only by how many excuses you have.

6 The Educational Program

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8 You will learn: Speech organization Eye contact Gestures Use of humor Overall delivery The Communication Track

9 What Comes Next? Choose from 15 advanced manuals to learn skills related to specific interests.

10 The Leadership Track You will also learn leadership skills by: Serving as officers at the club level and beyondServing as officers at the club level and beyond Fulfilling club meeting rolesFulfilling club meeting roles

11 What Comes Next? Instruction and practice in:Instruction and practice in: Developing a vision Developing a vision Goal-setting and planning Goal-setting and planning Team-building Team-building Developing plans and strategies Developing plans and strategies

12 Ours is the only organization I know dedicated to the individual. Dr. Ralph C. Smedley Founder, Toastmasters International

13 Toastmasters Advantages Practical presentation experience Practical presentation experience A safe place to make mistakes A safe place to make mistakes Mentorship opportunities Mentorship opportunities

14 Features A self-paced program A self-paced program Weekly interactive meetings Weekly interactive meetings Table topics Table topics Evaluations Evaluations Participation in meeting roles Participation in meeting roles Small groups Small groups Affordable dues Affordable dues Opportunities to conduct meetings Opportunities to conduct meetings

15 Benefits Develop critical thinking skillsDevelop critical thinking skills Build listening skillsBuild listening skills Give and receive constructive feedbackGive and receive constructive feedback Become more at ease in front of a groupBecome more at ease in front of a group Learn time management skillsLearn time management skills Supportive environmentSupportive environment Leadership developmentLeadership development

16 Individual Value Unlimited personal growthUnlimited personal growth Clear communicationClear communication Self-confidenceSelf-confidence Positive mentoringPositive mentoring Improved leadership skillsImproved leadership skills Relationship buildingRelationship building

17 The idea of getting in front of a group, not as Mrs. Fields but as Debbi, made my knees shake. But the Toastmasters group understood. Heres a place where you can learn, grow, develop – and where other people are doing and feeling the same thing. Debbi Fields Rose Founder, Mrs. Fields Cookies.

18 Well Known Toastmasters Alumni Chris Matthews – Author and journalist, Host of MSNBCs Hardball with Chris Matthews Tim Allen – Actor, star of television series Home Improvement Tom Peters – Management expert and author K.C. Jones – Former basketball coach for NBA team, Boston Celtics Linda Lingle – Governor of Hawaii James Lovell – U.S. astronaut; missions included Apollo 13 Debbi Fields Rose – Founder, Mrs. Fields Cookies Leonard Nimoy – Actor, Spock from T.V. series Star Trek

19 Toastmasters is the best and least expensive personal improvement class you can go to. Linda Lingle, Governor of Hawaii Linda Lingle, Governor of Hawaii

20 Costs $20: One time New member fee $20: One time New member fee $27: Six months membership dues $27: Six months membership dues $26: Six months LA3 club dues $26: Six months LA3 club dues

21 Low-cost communication and leadership trainingLow-cost communication and leadership training Constructive evaluationsConstructive evaluations Confidence buildingConfidence building Network buildingNetwork building Practical experiencePractical experience Why is Toastmasters the Answer for You?

22 Contact Information Omar Sanchez,Omar Sanchez, Vice-President of Education Brian Leor Frankel,Brian Leor Frankel, Vice-President of Public Relations Main Phone Contact: Omar: (714) Los Angeles Toastmasters Club Meeting Place: SpiritWorks Center 260 N Pass Avenue Burbank, California, Meeting Time: 7:30 p.m., 1st & 3 rd Wednesday The LA3 Club is open to all interested parties. Contact us with any questions you may have about visiting our club, joining and Toastmasters in general.

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