Toastmasters International
is a non-profit educational organization that teaches public speaking and
leadership skills through a worldwide network of clubs.
CEC Toastmasters Club, in-line with Toastmasters International is striving to
provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are
empowered to develop communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater
self-confidence and personal growth in a safe, supportive club environment.

Statistics show
that every 3 out of 4 people have a fear of public speaking. CEC toastmasters
aims to eliminate this fear by providing a platform where members are
encouraged to develop their communication skills and confidence. By practicing
speaking in an environment where everyone else is also learning, one becomes
more comfortable with the task. Toastmasters learn by practicing speaking in
front of the group, listening to others speak to the group, evaluating and
listening to evaluations of speeches and following the Toastmasters program of
advancing in steps. The advantage of joining toastmasters is that you can learn
at your own pace and you get an opportunity to practice a skill at every
meeting. Participants at meetings who are not giving a formal prepared speech
are usually asked to participate in “Table Topics”. This is a 2
minute impromptu speech on any topic decided by the Table Topics Master. Everyone
who speaks at a Toastmasters meeting has their speech evaluated by another
Toastmaster. To fully participate in Toastmasters’ meetings, you need to
listen carefully to the other speakers. You develop your skills by listening on
different levels. Every toastmaster is also assigned a mentor who will help
them become a better communicator. The skills developed will have a greater
impact on the day to day lives of members. Members get an opportunity to
experiment with various aspects of communication such as vocal variety, body
language, presentation skills etc.

In order to
revive the toastmasters club at CEC, an upcoming workshop is being organized in
which participants will go through the following:

Speech preparations and delivery
Table topics (impromptu talk sessions)
Educational talks (by Experienced
Toastmasters)
Will be assigned a mentor from Toastmaster
for focused individual development
Will be provided “Speech Craft Manual”
Will receive certification at completion of
10 week, which is internationally recognized
1 Session of 2 – 2.5 hrs duration in a
Week 
Guest lecture on various educational topics
such as speech organisation, body language etc: – 30 mins
Prepared speeches from participants – 30
mins
Evaluation session – 20 mins
Table topics  – 30 mins
Other discussions – 30 mins    
Each session will have 3-4 Toastmasters
(externals) to conduct the session.
Total course duration – 10 weeks

 

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