About Toastmasters

How Toastmasters works

Podium Toastmasters is a member of Toastmasters International. Toastmasters International is a world leader in communication and leadership development. Since 1924, more than 4 million people around the world have become more confident speakers and leaders because of their participation in Toastmasters.

At Podium Toastmasters, members Shellie Rosenberg learn by speaking to groups and working with others in a friendly and supportive environment. The club is made up of 30 people who meet once a week for two hours. The self-paced program allows you to build confidence with every speaking and leadership assignment. Each meeting gives members several opportunities to learn:
Conduct meetings:  Members learn how to plan and conduct meetings.
Give impromptu speeches:  Members present one- to two-minute impromptu speeches on topics that are assigned to them.
Present prepared speeches:  Three members present speeches based on projects from manuals in Toastmasters’ proven communication and leadership programs. Projects cover topics such as speech organization, vocal variety, language, gestures and persuasion.
Offer constructive evaluation:  Every speaker is assigned an evaluator who points out speech strengths and offers suggestions for improvement.

Why should you join?
The Toastmasters program offers many benefits that help people in all walks of life. As a result of participating in Toastmasters, you will:

  • Increase your self-confidence
  • Become a better speaker
  • Become a better leader
  • Communicate more effectively

Membership is affordable – a great value that can change your life that costs less than a dollar a day.

 

About Toastmasters September 21, 2012
camarederie

Camaraderie

We welcome all guests at Podium. Attend our meetings and see why Podium has been a warm and welcoming club for over 50+ years!

educational

Educational

With so many speaking opportunities throughout our meeting and the organization, you are bound to learn new leadership and speaking skills.

supportive

Supportive

With mentorship and a group of friendly members at our club, we provide on-going support to make sure you reach your speaking goals.

opportunities

Opportunities

Many of our members have used their new taught speaking and leadership skills to open new doors for themselves to enhance their  work and personal lives.