- There is no instructor in a Toastmasters meeting. Instead, members evaluate one another’s presentations. This friendly feedback process is a key part of the program’s success. Meeting participants also give impromptu talks on assigned topics, conduct meetings and also develop skills related to timekeeping, grammar and parliamentary procedure.
- Members learn communication skills by working in the Competent Communication manual, a series of 10 self-paced speaking assignments designed to instill a basic foundation in public speaking.
- Members also learn leadership skills by taking on various meeting roles and working in the Competent Leadership manual. In our learn-by-doing approach, we don’t lecture our members about leadership skills; we give them responsibilities and mentoring to help. Then we ask them to lead.
We plan our Meetings months ahead and hold Special Meetings regularly with Guest Speakers, Debates, Tall Tales, Educational Workshops and more.
Chris Norman, Intern at NASAWA
Deputy Electoral Commissioner and fellow Toastmaster, Chris Avent
Another superb meeting! Guest Speaker WA Deputy Electoral Commissioner and fellow Toastmaster, Chris Avent, enlightens on Preference Votes, voting above and below the line & recent electoral guidelines changes.
Posted by Southern River Toastmasters Club on Wednesday, 22 February 2017