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New Member Manuals: The Basics

Once you’ve made the transition from Toastmasters guest to Toastmasters member, you will receive two essential Toastmasters manuals in the mail which will facilitate your success as a toastmaster:

Competent Communication

Competent Leadership



Other Essential Manuals

The following manuals, in several languages, are also available for free, and will greatly enhance your Toastmasters experience:

Your Speaking Voice

English

Arabic

Simplified Chinese

Traditional Chinese

French

German

Japanese

Spanish

Gestures: Your Body Speaks

English

Arabic

Simplified Chinese

Traditional Chinese

French

German

Japanese

Spanish

Effective Evaluation

English

Arabic

Simplified Chinese

Traditional Chinese

French

German

Japanese

Spanish

Member Achievement Record

English

Arabic

Simplified Chinese

Traditional Chinese

German

The Ice Breaker

English

Arabic

Simplified Chinese

Traditional Chinese

French

German

Japanese

Spanish



Some Quick Tips for Beginners:

  • Ask for a mentor, an experienced Toastmaster to help you with meeting roles and speeches.
  • Study Project 1 in Competent Communication and the evaluation guide at the end of the project.
  • Use stories, examples and anecdotes to craft a speech.
  • Don't overwhelm your audience with too much information.
  • Practice speaking. Practice often.
  • Begin and end every speech strongly.


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