What is Toastmasters?
Toastmasters International is basically a club offering personal development and operating in over 80 countries across the globe. The Coffs Harbour club is supported by and affiliated with Toastmasters International. The club consists of local members and a locally appointed executive much like many local not for profit organisations. You have the opportunity to take an active role in running the club if you choose.
What happens at the meetings?
Meetings are held on the 1st and 3rd and 5th (if there is one) Tuesday of each month. The meetings have a set agenda starting at 7.00pm sharp and generally conclude before 9.30pm. The meeting is designed to provide members with the opportunity to practice leadership and public speaking skills in a supportive environment.
How do I learn?
At Toastmasters you learn by doing. New members receive a development pack covering leadership and speaking assignments. This is a self-paced program and an internal mentor initially supports new members. Experienced members evaluate assignments and offer points for improvement as well as reinforcing already developed skills.
What are the benefits of joining?
I think most of us started to improve our speaking skills and face our fear of speaking in public. It would be fair to say that most stay because they enjoy the social atmosphere and meeting interesting people and making new friends. You will also get member access to a variety of resources through the web site.
Who do I contact to find out more?
See the contact us button under ‘About Toastmasters’
How much does it cost to join?
The current membership levy is $100 a year. Where would you get personal development training for that?
Just like great leaders, great speakers are made NOT born.
Great leaders are of course great communicators and both skills are practiced and learned through the Toastmaster programs.
If your job requires making presentations to clients, conducting staff meetings, speaking in business meetings or any sort of communication forums or you just want to feel more relaxed when speaking in public then you owe it to yourself to learn good speaking skills.
Public speaking is one of the most feared activities on the planet. However, like riding a bike, the skill is a learned one. You do not become a good bike rider by reading a book and you certainly do not become a good speaker by reading a book. It takes practice and coaching both of which are on offer at Toastmasters Coffs Harbour. We offer a safe and organized environment to practice, and learn good speaking skills and have lots of fun doing it.
Your best ideas deserve your best words
By learning to effectively formulate, express and sell your ideas to others, you open a whole new world of career possibilities. You’ll be more persuasive and confident when giving presentations. You’ll even improve your one-on-one interactions with others. Want to be better at negotiating your salary with your boss? Networking at business functions? Pitching prospective clients? Motivating co-workers – or your kids?
Since 1924, Toastmasters International has helped millions of men and women become more confident in front of an audience. Our network of clubs and their learn-by-doing program are sure to help you become a better speaker and leader. Why pay thousands of dollars for a seminar when you can join a Toastmasters club for a fraction of the cost and have fun in the process?