Toastmasters 101

Toastmasters 101

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Club Officer Roles
November 30, 2019

Toastmasters Club Officer Roles There are 7 elected club officer roles in every club.  Let’s take a look at each role:  the responsibilities and the reasons why you may want to consider this for your future.

Level 5: Lessons Learned Elective Project
November 20, 2019

I joined Toastmasters because my boss told me to. How many people joined Toastmasters at the recommendation of their bosses? (Thank you, bosses!) They understand that you can make Toastmasters work for you at work. When we look at Level 4 and Level 5,

Prepare to Speak Professionally: Level 5 Elective
November 13, 2019

Maybe it’s because of who I follow on social media that I’ve gotten dozens of emails and social media ads that say “The best place to reach your customers is on the stage where they’ve come to hear you speak.

Toastmasters District Events Outside Your District
November 06, 2019

If you’re a new member of Toastmasters, you might not understand the organization of the program. How the parts make the whole, as it were. But you probably have heard about the Toastmaster district events where the entire district has been invited,

3 Tips for the New Toastmaster of the Day
October 31, 2019

Toastmaster of the Day looks like the most intimidating job at a Toastmasters meeting as it’s the role of the one running the meeting. Trying to be an agent for order in a swirl of chaos – like a teacher in a swarm of students who are running for the d...

The Value of the Leadership Style Quiz
October 23, 2019

I’ve seen some discussion online about petitioning Toastmasters International to create a single starter level with a number of projects that don’t have to be repeated.  A number of advanced Toastmasters have contributed their ideas, including me.

Level 4 Electives
October 17, 2019

Level 4 Electives are exactly the same across all the paths with three exceptions.  Those electives were turned into the required projects for those particular paths. Level 4 Electives Looking at this list Create a Podcast Building a Social Media Prese...

Pathways Choices: Resources to Help
October 09, 2019

It’s time to choose a pathway.  Pathways choices seem more complex this time around. Decisions in Pathways Choices There’s been a bit of grousing in Toastmasters land these days.  As the days of the Competent Communicator wane,

Repeating Speeches
October 02, 2019

I listened to an ice breaker this week from a man who just chose his next pathway.  His speech explained why he selected this path instead of repeating the speech he did with his first ice breaker.  Is repeating speeches  bad in Toastmasters?

Chief Judge and the High Performance Leadership Project
September 25, 2019

Toastmasters Contest Chief Judge Do you love paperwork?  Then the role of chief judge is yours.  Because there is a boatload of paperwork that the chief judge has to manage. I guess they called this organizer the Chief Judge because she is – wait for i...