Toastmasters International (TI) is a nonprofit educational organization that operates clubs worldwide for the purpose of helping members improve their communication, public speaking, and leadership skills. The 1 Skill Warren Buffett Says Will Raise Your Value by 50 Percent. Imagine working on one skill in 2017 that–once you improve it–will raise your value by 50 percent. The one skill is public speaking. TI has been around for more than 90 years and is currently operating in more than 142 countries around the world, that’s a massive community.
What People Will Learn*:
* The importance of public speaking in developing your business and attracting more clients.
* Why developing your presentations skills is critical for your idea to gain traction.
* What is Toastmasters and the relevance of it at the Dojo community.
* How the toastmasters system can improve your public speaking ability.
* Learn the benefits of overcoming the fear of public speaking and how presenting can be easy.
Toastmasters International (TI) is a nonprofit educational organization that operates clubs worldwide for the purpose of helping members improve their communication, public speaking, and leadership skills. Through its thousands of member clubs, Toastmasters International offers a program of communication and leadership projects designed to help people learn the arts of speaking, listening, and thinking.
The organization grew out of a single club, Smedley Chapter One Club, which would become the first Toastmasters club. It was founded by Ralph C. Smedley on October 22, 1924, at the YMCA in Santa Ana, California, United States. Toastmasters International was incorporated under California law on December 19, 1932. Throughout its history, Toastmasters has served over four million people, and today the organization serves over 345,000 members in 142 countries, through its over 15,900 member clubs.
As of August 2016, there are more than 345,000 members and over 15,900 clubs in 142 countries, with annual membership growth of 5.9% and an increase of 4.1% in new clubs. Membership has grown consecutively every year since 1993.
Toastmasters members belong to local clubs, which generally have between 10 and 40 members, with 20 members being a typical size. The local clubs meet on a regular basis for members to practice various skills useful in public speaking, including giving speeches, speaking extemporaneously, listening, and providing each other with feedback and evaluation. Some clubs meet monthly, some meet twice a month, and some meet weekly.
Toastmasters International has a policy of non-discrimination based on age (except those persons under 18 years of age), race, color, creed, gender, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, or physical or mental disability. Although Toastmasters was initially formed as a male-only organization, membership was opened to women in August 1973.
A Toastmasters club adopts a “learn-by-doing” philosophy, wherein each member learns at a pace suitable to his or her developmental needs. The Toastmasters program is divided into two separate tracks, Communication and Leadership, with members progressing along each track by presenting speeches and taking on roles within their club, district, and Toastmasters International itself.
About the speaker*:
Best selling author of 3 books John has coached thousands of people from various backgrounds through all sorts of challenges. From the borderline homeless to wealthy individuals, John has helped many get in touch with their truths to create a life on their terms.
John’s search for answers to living a fulfilling life has take him to working with Native American Indians in the Hills in San Diego, the forests of Madagascar, swimming with humpback whales in Tonga, the Okavango Delta of Botswana and the Great Wall of China. He’s travelled from Chile to Slovakia, Hungary to the Solomon Islands, the mountains of Italy and the streets of Mexico. Everywhere his journey has taken him, John has discovered a hunger among people to find a new way to live, together with a yearning for freedom.
An international speaker who has completed presentations in Australia, Indonesia, Singapore, Brunei, Thailand, India and the USA, John is the screenwriter and producer of the flim ‘Adversity’. He is also the President of Bali Toastmasters based in Sanur.
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