In This Section
- Ratepayers Online Wagga Wagga
- People Places & Events
- Organisations, Clubs and Societies
- The Leisure Company
- Northcott Disability Services
- Wagga Animal Rescue Inc.
- Mountain Bike Wagga Wagga
- The Richmond Fellowship of NSW
- Riverina Bluebell
- Riverina Headspace
- Riverina Concert Band
- Wagga Business NetworX
- The Smith Family
- Eastern Riverina Arts Program
- Behind the Curtain Theatre Company presents: Theatre Games
- Bidgee Blues Music Club Wagga
- Gear Stick Theatre Company
- Riverina Theatre Company
- South Wagga Apex Club celebrate completion of new BBQ equipment
- Wagga Wagga Sunset Probus Club
- Wagga Wagga Art Society
- Community Drug Action Team
- Community Service Groups
- Wagga Wagga Road Runners Inc
- Sporting Clubs and Groups
- Assistance Dogs Australia
- Disability Support Services
- Country Hope
- Relay For Life 2010
- Indigenous Support Groups
- Music and Hobby Groups
- Older Men New Ideas
- Youth and Family Groups
- NSW Community Trust Fund
- 25th anniversary of the formation of first Baha'i governing body in Wagga
- Engineers Australia Wagga Regional Group
- Tell us about your club
- Miss Wagga Wagga Quest
- Wagga Wagga City Council
- Riverina Regional Library
- Charles Sturt University
- TAFE NSW Riverina Institute
All About Toastmasters
How Toastmasters works
At Toastmasters, members learn by speaking to groups and working with others in a supportive environment. A typical Toastmasters club is made up of 20 to 30 people who meet once a week for about an hour. Each meeting gives everyone an opportunity to practice:
- Conducting meetings - Meetings usually begin with a short business session which helps members learn basic meeting procedures. Giving impromptu speeches. Members present one-to two-minute impromptu speeches on assigned topics. Presenting prepared speeches. Three or more members present speeches based on projects from the Toastmasters International Communication and Leadership Program manuals. Projects cover such topics as speech organization, voice, language, gestures, and persuasion.
- Offering constructive evaluation - Every prepared speaker is assigned an evaluator who points out speech strengths and offers suggestions for improvement.
The Tools You Use
Upon joining a Toastmasters club, each new member receives a variety of manuals and resources on speaking. Members also have access to other books as well as audio and video cassettes on speaking and leading. They also receive the award-winning The Toastmaster, a monthly magazine that offers the latest insights on speaking and leadership techniques.
Toastmasters and Leadership
Leadership cannot be learned in a day. It takes practice. In Toastmasters members build leadership skills by organizing and conducting meetings and motivating others to help them. Club leadership roles and a leadership development program also offer opportunities to learn and practice. Just as Toastmasters members learn to speak simply by speaking, they learn leadership by leading.
Toastmasters has helped many members in their community service activities. Using the speaking and leadership skills developed in Toastmasters, people have become more active in business, churches, and service and charity organizations. Toastmasters members are able to organize activities, conduct meetings, and speak in public as their organization's representative. Some even become active in local, state or national government.
About Toastmasters International
Toastmasters International is a non-profit organization governed by a Board of Directors elected by the membership. The first Toastmasters club was established on October 22, 1924, in Santa Ana, California , by Dr. Ralph C. Smedley, who conceived and developed the idea of helping others to speak more effectively. More clubs were formed, and Toastmasters International was incorporated under California law on December 19, 1932.
Toastmasters International's business and services are administered by its World Headquarters, located in Rancho Santa Margarita, California . It employs no paid promoters or instructors. It has no salaried staff except the Executive Director and World Headquarters staff, who provide services to the clubs and Districts.
Become a Member
Toastmasters Club Wagga Wagga
Contact Colin Davis 69285519
For people interested in improving Communication and Leadership skills.
Newsletter sign up
Sign up for newsletter with Wagga Wagga Guide is easy. Just select the subscriptions that interest you and fill in your details. We will send you informative emails on a regular basis. We won't spam you or share you email address with anyone + it's easy to unsubscribe.