New Members Orientation - Toastmasters District 75 Philippines

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TOASTMASTERS
New Members Orientation
What is Toastmasters?
Introduction
Toastmasters is:
• A non-profit organization
The Goal of the Organization is:
• To make effective oral communication and leadership
a worldwide reality
Toastmasters helps members learn the art of SPEAKING,
LISTENING and THINKING!
Facts and Figures
• Established in 1924
• More than 313,000
members worldwide
• Over 14,650 clubs in 126
countries around the
world
Why Toastmasters ?
Identify Problems:
• Low self-esteem
• Fear and shyness
• Anxiety
• Confidence Problems
• Communication Problems
• Leadership Problems
• Public Speaking
• Language
Proficiency
• Spontaneous
Speaking
• Listening
• Giving Feedback
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Problem Solving
Decision Making
Team Play
Time Management
Organizing
Fixing your Problems with Toastmasters
What can Toastmasters offer You?
ENVIRONMENT
• Positive, helpful and supportive
• Action oriented learning
• Multi-cultural
• Non-embarrassing
• Enjoyable and encouraging
• Intellectually entertaining
EDUCATION
• Communication Skills
• Leadership Skills
• Effective Skills
• Organizing Skills
BENEFITS
• Unlimited Personal Growth
• Clear Communication
• Increased self-confidence
• Shared Experiences
• Career Advancement
• Be Recognized
OPPORTUNITIES
• Leadership opportunities at various
levels
• Large networking opportunity with
thousands of Toastmasters
• Participate in educational and
informative events
• Opportunities to influence many
The Founder of Toastmasters
Ours is the only
organization I
know dedicated to
the individual
Dr. Ralph Smedley
The Member is the Heart of Toastmasters
The MEMBER
CLUBS
AREAS
The STRUCTURE
OF TOASTMASTERS
DIVISIONS
DISTRICTS
REGIONS
TOASTMASTERS
INTERNATIONAL
The Toastmasters – World Map
The Toastmasters – Region 14
Districts under Region 14
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District 51 – Peninsular Malaysia
District 75 – Philippines
District 80 – Singapore
District 87 – East Malaysia, Brunei
and Indonesia
• District 97P – Cambodia, Laos,
Myanmar, Thailand &
Vietnam
The Toastmasters – District 75
What is a Club ?
Club is a group of members to whom Toastmasters
International offers a program of communication and
leadership projects designed to help them learn the arts
of
speaking,
listening and
thinking.
Toastmasters > Club
Toastmasters – Club Roles
• Speaker
The speaker delivers a prepared speech to improve his/her public speaking and
communication skills.
• General Evaluator
General evaluator oversees the overall execution of the meeting and provides
constructive feedback and suggestions to improve the meeting quality
• Evaluator
The purpose of an evaluator is to provide constructive feedback to the speakers
to improve their speaking skills
• Grammarian
Grammarian helps in improving our language. He/she helps people improve their
grammar and word use. Being grammarian also provides an exercise in
expanding listening skills
Toastmasters – Club Roles
• Ah-Counter
The purpose of the Ah-Counter is to note any word or sound used as a crutch by
anyone who speaks during the meeting. Words may be inappropriate interjections,
such as and, well, but, so and you know.
• Timer
Timer keeps everyone in check regarding time. He/she will be in-charge of keeping
time and showing appropriate signs at appropriate times to assist role players and
speakers to be on time.
Toastmasters – Club Roles
• Toastmaster
The Toastmaster is a meeting’s director and host who conducts the entire meeting
from setting the tone of the meeting according to the theme of the meeting, to,
introducing participants and keeps the audience interested and motivated
throughout the meeting.
• Table Topics Speaker or Reactors
Table topics speaker is the one whom Table Topics Master will invite on the
podium to speak spontaneously about a topic.
Toastmasters – Club Roles
• Topics Master
Table topics master provides you with an opportunity to practice planning,
preparation, organization, time management and facilitation skills in quickly
organizing and expressing thoughts in an impromptu setting.
• Vote Counter
Vote counter is someone who collects votes for the best speaker, evaluator and
table topics speaker and passes on the count to the Toastmaster of the day.
EDUCATION PROGRAM
Toastmasters – Education Program
The New Member Kit
Communication Track
You will learn to:
• Start speaking before and
audience
• Organize your speech and
thoughts
• How to effectively use eye
contact and gestures
• Increase your vocabulary
• How to use your body to
communicate
• Use visual aids
• How to research
• Persuade an audience
• Be an effective and competent
communicator
• Eliminate bad speech habits
Leadership Track
You will learn to:
• Take Roles
• Motivate people
• Listen carefully
• Be a mentor
• Critically think
• Be a great team player
• Plan and manage time
• Serve as club officer and beyond
• Delegate tasks
• Be a competent leader
• Network
• Develop facilitation skills
Get Started
Task # 1
Volunteer to speak during Table Topics session. It’s a fun way to get started
Task # 2
Do your first project
Talk to the Club’s Vice President Education to schedule your first project, the
Ice breaker
Task # 3
Take up a role.
Relatively easy roles like the Timer and Ah-Counter are for grabs for the
newbees.
Welcome
to
Toastmasters

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