Lack confidence when asked to speak with little time to prepare? Learn how to be spot-on when you're put on the spot.
Speaking Mistakes to Avoid
When speaking to an audience, do you rely too heavily on your notes? Do you avoid eye contact? Learn how to avoid common mistakes that might distract or alienate your audience.
Using Humor in Speeches
Humor can help make a good speech great, but what’s the best way to integrate it into a presentation? Watch this video to find out how to garner laughs without being a professional comedian.
The Club Experience
Have you ever wondered what happens at a Toastmasters club? Watch this video to find out, and share it with any of your friends, family or colleagues interested in improving their speaking and leadership skills.
Why do people join Toastmasters and how do they benefit? Members from different countries and backgrounds share how they’ve gained confidence in communication and leadership.
Knowing Your Audience
Whether you're speaking to a small group of corporate stockholders or an international society of zookeepers, following these guidelines will help you deliver an authentic speech that meets and exceeds audience expectations.
Tiffony Jacobs The Benefits of Toastmasters
Tiffony Jacobs is one of the former students transformed by educator Erin Gruwell in the 1990s in Long Beach, California. An original Freedom Writer, Tiffony and her peers gained notoriety after a best-selling book and critically acclaimed movie came out with their powerful story. Now, an outreach coordinator for the Freedom Writers Foundation, Tiffony reveals the multiple opportunities that Toastmasters has provided her. Joining the organization, she says, is a great way to share and deliver a conversation that matters.
Marc Williams Creating a Positive Impact
Toastmaster Marc Williams talks about his career as an educator, and how the presentation skills he developed as a member led him to become a principal. Realizing his own potential, he teaches his students to do the same, while emphasizing that communication is the key to success.