Develop and practice communication and leadership skills in the safe, supportive environment of your club, working through projects and assignments that enable you to build real–world skills in a variety of disciplines. Learn at your own pace in a proven curriculum that was built on four guiding principles that have been in place since Toastmasters was founded in 1924:
There are two tracks in the traditional program, the communication track and the leadership track. The core of the communication track is the Competent Communicator manual.The core of the leadership track is the Competent Leader manual.
The two tracks were replaced by the new pathways learning experience.
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Pathways Learning Experience
Welcome to the Toastmasters Pathways learning experience, an exciting, flexible and interactive way to develop your skills and help others in your club develop theirs. Pathways helps you learn communication and leadership skills that you need to succeed. It gives you:
If you are an experienced member, Speechcraft is a great opportunity for you to present the fundamentals of public speaking to non-members. It can be offered as an integral part of your club meeting or as a seminar-style program presented outside of your club. The content can be delivered in four, six or eight sessions.
Speechcraft sessions are also beneficial to club growth:
● When you present Speechcraft inside the club setting, it’s easier for participants to become members.
● If you present it outside of the club setting, the sessions can lead to the formation of a new Toastmasters club.
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If you are interested to conduct / participate in a speechcraft, contact the speechcraft co-ordinator of D120, TM Santhosh Thomas at (e-mail ID)
What will participants do in a Speechcraft Course?
During this practical course, participants will prepare and deliver 3-4 speeches. These are 3-5 minutes long and on a subject of their choice. They will also participate in impromptu speaking sessions (known as “Table Topics”) and they’ll learn how to evaluate other speakers using the criteria in the Speechcraft manual. Experienced Toastmasters will also deliver “educational talks”, where they’ll learn how to prepare their speech, hear tips on delivery techniques, and find out how to evaluate other speakers.
The following educational sessions will be presented as part of the Speechcraft program:
The Youth Leadership Program is a workshop consisting of eight one- to two-hour sessions that enable young people under the age of 18 to develop their communication and leadership skills through practical experience. The program is presented during or after school, or on weekends. In the workshop, young people learn valuable skills including:
● Evaluating their own speaking ability
● Preparing and giving speeches
● Giving impromptu talks
● Controlling their voice, vocabulary and gestures
● Giving constructive feedback and more
Gavel clubs are a way of providing the Toastmasters experience to groups who may be ineligible for regular membership due to age, or other circumstances. Following similar Toastmasters club meeting protocols, Gavel clubs use club officer titles and education manuals. However, gavel club members are referred to as “gaveliers”. Gavel clubs also provide Toastmasters members and clubs with an excellent opportunity for community service.
To form a Gavel club, a group must meet one of the following requirements:
Must not be eligible to charter as a regular Toastmasters club
Must include members who are under 18
To start a Gavel club, all groups must adhere to the following:
Must have the approval or endorsement of its host institution
Must use the program, procedures, materials and services of Toastmasters International
Must apply to Toastmasters International for a Certificate of Affiliation
For more information about Gavel clubs, contact firstname.lastname@example.org