Dear Prospective Toastmaster,
Welcome to Visionary Toastmasters Club Toronto website!!! We are here to help you overcome your fear of public speaking and at the same time improve your communication and leadership skills.
The PMAC Toronto Toastmasters Club began meeting in May 2003, as a means for procurement professionals to develop communication and leadership skills, while offering an opportunity to network with peers. It has since become an OPEN club. If you are interested in achieving personal growth, and overcoming your fears of public speaking, all within a friendly and supportive environment, we welcome you to join our club today.
A Toastmasters club is a “learn-by-doing” workshop in which men and women hone their skills in a comfortable, friendly atmosphere. Our club currently has 16 members.
I desperately needed Toastmasters as anxiety and nervousness was something I struggled with in life…..
I was the shy introvert and speaking in groups made me so nervous that I feel I missed out a lot in life— during my school days and start of my working life alike.
The difference Toastmasters has made in my life is phenomenal. I now love doing what I once feared the most. I have so many good things to say about Toastmasters!
It is such a positive and encouraging environment. And the camaraderie, fun and laughs we have, as I continue to learn and grow, are something I look forward to coming back to every week.
I have no intention of ever leaving Toastmasters!
-Elizabeth Andrade (Member for 7 years)
At Visionary Toastmasters Club Toronto, you can get involved in various aspects of the meeting from counting the filler words such as ahs and ums (the “Ahm Counter”) to chairing the meeting (the “Toastmaster”) for the evening. In addition, you will learn communication skills by working in the competent communication manual, a series of 10 speaking assignments designed to instill a basic foundation in public speaking.
You can register to become a member at any time. The cost of the membership for a new member for the first 6 months is $155.00; and the semi-annual membership renewal is $95.00. Renewal fees can also be paid for a one year term of $170 ($85/6 months). The renewal dates for the membership are April 1st and October 1st of each year.
The fees will include:
- a copy of the competent communication manual
- a copy of the competent leadership manual
- three pamphlets
- Your speaking voice
- Effective Evaluation
- Gestures: Your Body Speaks
- A monthly subscription to “The Toastmaster” magazine, which contains speech improvement ideas, as well as articles on personal development and leadership
- Access to workshops, seminars, speech contests, special events at club, area division, district, regional and international levels.
Upon completion of the competent communicator manual and achievement of your competent communicator award, you will receive two free advanced communicator manuals in order to achieve your advanced communicator bronze award.
We look forward to having you as a guest at our next club meeting.
BECOME A MEMBER!
FEATURES, BENEFITS AND VALUE
A self-paced program
Speech writing and presenting
Weekly interactive meetings
Participation in meeting roles
Opportunity to conduct meetings
Opportunity to fulfill officer roles
Effective presentation delivery
Keen listening skills
Ease in front of a group
Time management skills
Self-confidence and poise
A supportive environment
A positive atmosphere
Leadership development opportunities
Unlimited personal growth
Improved leadership skills
Effectively lead meetings
Positive return on investment
Employee goal achievement
Effective employee communication
Better customer communication
More productive teams
Positive return on investment