Toastmasters is a non-profit making educational organization. Membership is open to anyone over 18 years of age.
Although we use fun and fellowship during our meetings and we do have a social side, NORTHSIDE TOASTMASTERS CLUB is not a social club.
Our club has a mixed membership of ages, abilities and experience from a variety of different backgrounds. We all have one thing in common- a shared desire to develop good oral communication, including being able to speak confidently in public, improve leadership skills, support our fellow club members to do the same and be able to enjoy ourselves in the process.
Toastmasters is a participation sport- all club members are encouraged to participate fully in club activities. This includes conducting meetings, impromptu speech making, prepared speeches and giving helpful evaluations. Every effort is made to give club members the opportunity to speak in some capacity at each meeting.
NORTHSIDE TOASTMASTERS CLUB will give you the skills and confidence you need to effectively express yourself in any situation. Whether you are a professional, student, home parent or retired, TOASTMASTERS is the most efficient, enjoyable and affordable way of gaining great communication skills. By learning to effectively formulate and express your ideas, you open up an entirely new world of possibilities. You’ll be more persuasive and confident when giving speeches and presentations, and you’ll improve your one-to-one dealings with others. All this, while enjoying yourself at the same time!
There is an enormous (and bewildering) amount of information available on the history, background and benefits of Toastmasters.
A Google search will bring up around 2,000,000 sites. Take your pick!!
For a comprehensive guide, we recommend…
Toastmasters New Zealand ~ www.toastmasters.org.nz
Toastmasters International ~ www.toastmasters.org
These sites will give you excellent information about the Toastmaster Programmes.
Communication: Competent Communicator Award
Advanced Communicator Awards
Leadership: Club Leadership