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1 Dr Christine Coombe, DTM Division F Governor, District 20 TESOL President (2011-2012) Ahmad Al Falasi President DMC Toastmasters

2  What is Toastmasters?  Why join Toastmasters?  How Toastmasters can help you & your students develop personally and professionally  Techniques for your classroom  Demo meeting

3  Active worldwide organisation  Established in 1924 in the USA  Now has a member base of 292,000  14,350 clubs in 122 countries  0 Clubs in Sudan   At 92 USD the first year and 72 USD thereafter, Toastmasters is said to be “the greatest investment you can make in yourself”

4  Learn-by-doing workshop in a no-pressure atmosphere  No teachers, only members as facilitators  Helps participants hone their skills in  Speaking  Leadership  Focuses on the development of  Prepared and impromptu speaking skills  Leadership skills like timekeeping, running meetings & parliamentary procedure

5 “Toastmasters International empowers people to achieve their full potential and realize their dreams. Through our member clubs people throughout the world can improve their communication and leadership skills, and find the courage to change.”

6  Improve your language fluency  Develop effective communication skills  active listening  use of your voice  body language  persuasion & inspirational techniques  use of AV  Network, network, network!

7  Develop personal confidence  Overcome personal fears  Develop self-knowledge and self-awareness  Demonstrate initiative and leadership  Learn to evaluate yourself and others  Learn to accept and give constructive criticism  Learn how to run and behave in meetings

8  Participate in local, national, regional and international competitions  Hold leadership positions in an international organization  Obtain internationally-recognized qualifications in both speaking and leadership

9  Through participation in Toastmasters, you can earn internationally-recognized qualifications in  Public speaking/presentation skills  Leadership  You can (and should) work on both tracks simultaneously

10  Competent Communicator (CC) is achieved through the successful completion of 10 projects (or speeches)  P1 Icebreaker  P2 Organize your speech  P3 Get to the point  P4 How to say it  P5 Your body speaks  P6 Vocal variety  P7 Research your topic  P8 Get comfortable with visual aids  P9 Persuade with power  P10 Inspire your audience

11  There are 15 manuals, each containing five speech projects.  Many of the manuals are career-oriented.  You choose the manuals you want to complete and the skills you want to learn.  Examples of AC manuals include: storytelling, professional speaking, facilitating discussion, speaking to inform, the entertaining speaker, communicating on video, specialty speeches

12  Advanced Communicator Bronze (ACB)  Achieved Competent Communicator award  Completed two Advanced Communication Series manuals  Advanced Communicator Silver (ACS)  Achieved Advanced Communicator Bronze award  Completed two additional advanced communication manuals  Conducted any two presentations from The Better Speaker Series and/or The Successful Club SeriesThe Better Speaker SeriesThe Successful Club Series  Advanced Communicator Gold (ACG)  Achieved Advanced Communicator Silver award  Completed two additional advanced communication manuals  Conducted a presentation from the Success/Leadership Series, Success/Communication Series or a Youth LeadershipSuccess/Leadership Series Success/Communication SeriesYouth Leadership  Coached a new member with the first 3 speech projects

13  Competent Leader or CL is your first leadership qualification.  It features 10 projects, which you complete while serving in various club meeting roles.  An evaluator will give you feedback on each project, helping you to improve.  When you complete the manual, you are eligible for Competent Leader (CL) recognition.

14  Advanced Leader Bronze (ALB)  Achieved Competent Leader (CL) award  Achieved Competent Communicator (CC) award  Served at least six months as a club officer (president, vice president education, vice president membership, vice president public relations, secretary, treasurer or sergeant at arms) and participated in the preparation of a Club Success Plan while serving in this office  While serving in the above office, participated in a district- sponsored club officer training program  Conducted any two presentations from The Successful Club Series and/or The Leadership Excellence SeriesThe Successful Club SeriesThe Leadership Excellence Series  Advanced Leader Silver (ALS)  Achieved Advanced Leader Bronze award  Served a complete term as a district leader (district governor, lieutenant governor, public relations officer, secretary, treasurer, division governor or area governor). A complete term is defined as having served at least from September 1 through June 30.  Completed the High Performance Leadership (HPL) program  Served successfully as a club sponsor, mentor or coach

15  You can serve in leadership roles at various levels  Club President, VP Education, VP PR, VP Membership, Sgt at Arms, Secretary & Treasurer  Area Area Governor  Division Division Governor  District District Governor, DG Education & Training, DG Membership/Marketing  International Int’l President

16  Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM) The Distinguished Toastmaster award is the highest award bestowed and it recognizes both communication and leadership skills.  To be eligible for the DTM award a member must have:  Achieved Advanced Communicator Gold (ACG) award  Achieved Advanced Leader Silver (ALS) award

17  Ss can benefit from many TMs activities  Word of the Day  Round Robin  Prepared speeches  Table topics  Evaluation  General evaluation

18  Ss can benefit from playing many of the roles of a Toastmaster meeting  TMOD (Toastmaster of the Day) or emcee  Wordmaster  Shootmaster  Timers  Ahh/Ha Ha counter  Table topics master  Grammarian  Evaluator  General Evaluator

19  Role players  TMOD  Word Master  Shoot Master  Timers  Project speaker  Table Topics Master  Evaluator  Ahhh counter  Ha Ha counter  Grammarian  General evaluator

20  Welcome address by TMOD  Word of the Day---- TESOL  Round Robin  Project Speech- P1 Icebreaker  Table Topics Round  Evaluation of P1 Icebreaker  Reports by Ahh/Ha Ha Counters, Timers, Grammarian and Word master  General Evaluation

21  Who?  Open to everyone!  Where?  If you want to find or charter a club, go to   Click on ‘Find a club’ and input your country, city details  When? NOW!!!

22  For more information  Dr Christine Coombe, DTM  Division F Governor 

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