WHAT TOASTMASTERS CAN DO FOR YOU

Regardless of your background, Toastmasters is the most efficient, enjoyable and affordable
way of gaining great communication and leadership skills.
Better Speaking
Toastmasters will give you the skills and confidence you need to effectively express yourself in
any situation. By learning to effectively formulate and express your ideas, you enter a new
world of possibilities. You will be more persuasive and confident when giving presentations,
and you will improve your one-on-one dealings with others.
Better Leading
Leadership is the art of empowering others to do what you wish to be done. To do so, you
need to know how to communicate with others and work as a team to achieve goals. In a
Toastmasters club, you will do both. You will find out how to vary your approach to suit the
needs of different people, whether they are the audience for a speech, the committee for a
fundraiser, or co-workers and managers.

TOASTMASTERS MEMBERSHIP PROVIDES THE FOLLOWING BENEFITS…

 A unique means of learning and improving your communication abilities within a
supportive and motivational atmosphere of growth, fellowship and fun with your fellow
Toastmasters club members.
 Access to professionally prepared educational materials and resources on: public speaking;
interpersonal communication; leadership; listening; critical thinking; effective evaluation;
facilitating and participating in discussions; techniques to enhance presentations involving
technological resources; event management; parliamentary procedures; and running
effective meetings.
 Experience in leadership development through training, involvement and activities.
 Unlimited opportunities for personal and professional advancement based on improved
abilities and expanded experience.
 The Toastmaster magazine – every month the Toastmaster provides new insights on
communication techniques, ideas and opinions.
 Continuing development of, and exposure to, proven communication techniques.
 Increased confidence, ability to organise logical thought and present it self-assuredly, and
better understanding of interpersonal relationships.
 Affiliation with an internationally renowned educational organisation.

How Does It Work?

The environment we provide is friendly and supportive, and the self-paced programme allows
you to build confidence with each speaking assignment.
You develop and practice your skills through delivering prepared speeches, filling meeting
roles and/or participating in impromptu speaking sessions, called Table Topics.
Constructive evaluation is the heart of the Toastmasters programme. Each time you practice
your communication skills you will receive written, verbal and informal feedback which will
point out strengths you demonstrate and suggest areas where you can continue to develop
and improve your skills.

For more information see the vistor pack: http://www.toastmasters.org.nz/files/docs/visitorpack/visitor%20pack%20-%20toastmasters%20nz.pdf