All About Toastmasters


    

What is Toastmasters?

Toastmasters International is a nonprofit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of clubs. Headquartered in Englewood, Colo., the organization's membership exceeds 280,000 in more than 14,700 clubs in 144 countries. Since 1924, Toastmasters International has helped people from diverse backgrounds become more confident speakers, communicators, and leaders.


                  

                    280,000+
                    

members


                    

                    144
                    

countries


                    

                    14,700+
                    

clubs


            

    

Break Barriers, Not Your Budget

Members pay international dues of $45 USD every six months, plus a new member fee of $20 USD. With Toastmasters, the learning never stops. Join Toastmasters and you will:


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                        Improve your public speaking skills
                    

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                        Build leadership skills
                    

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                        Maximize your potential
                    

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                        Enjoy unlimited personal growth
                    

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                        Work on networking in a small and
                            supportive environment
                    

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                        Practice writing speeches and presenting in
                            a group setting
                    

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                        Gain a competitive advantage in the
                            workplace
                    

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                        Build self-confidence and self-awareness
                    


            


        


    

    

How Does Toastmasters Work?

Everything in Toastmasters revolves around the club. With a global network of clubs, you are sure to find one near you! Most clubs have around 20 members and meet once a week for an hour. For a preview of what the club experience is like, watch this video.


            

                

Each club features a unique culture, so there's no pressure to join the first club you visit! Attending club meetings as a guest is free, so visit as many as you like until you find a club that fits your personality.


                


        

What is Pathways?

The Pathways learning experience is Toastmasters' education program. This multi-language online learning tool allows you to leverage over 300 practical workplace skills, including:


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Interview Preparation


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Online Meeting Management


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Leadership Development


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Project Management


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Conflict Resolution


        



    

Are You Ready to Join?

After you find a club that you like, joining is easy. When you join, you will be assigned a mentor, who will be there to answer any questions you have and help guide you on your journey to personal and professional growth.