Sample your first project
Take an exciting peek at the first project on your Toastmasters journey - the Ice Breaker. See how projects are structured in Pathways and experience how clear and simple the objectives are to achieve.
The Ice Breaker is your first opportunity to share something about yourself and your goals with other members of your club. You may want to include the following information in your speech to help club members get to know you:
- The reason you joined Toastmasters (if a person or incident influenced you to join, share that story)
- Your communication and leadership goals
What are pathways?
Toastmasters Pathways learning experience, an exciting, flexible and interactive way to develop your skills and help others in your club develop theirs. Pathways helps you learn communication and leadership skills that you need to succeed.
Have you joined us? Are you undecided what Pathway to choose?
Toastmasters pathway selection seems to be complicated for some of us. However, don't get scared. There's a smart tool through which you can assess which pathway would fit you best. So you may choose based on your assessment or whatever you'd like.
Take assessment here
Education is an important part of every Toastmaster's journey, and it is a critical aspect of all club meetings around the world. Participating in Toastmasters' education programs allows you to gain the valuable practice needed to develop your public speaking, communication, and leadership skills. The safe and supportive environment clubs provide allows you to learn at your own pace in a curriculum that has helped millions meet their personal and professional goals.
Joining Toastmasters is easy and affordable. When you become a member, you'll have the support of o8ur club, district and the global organization as you work toward your goals. By becoming a member you're opening a door towards professional public speaking, towards successful leadership and towards a world of fascinating stories, great lessons and fantastic personal growth.
Speech contests are a Toastmasters tradition. Each year, thousands of Toastmasters compete in the Humorous, Evaluation, Tall Tales, Table Topics and International speech contests. Competition begins with club contests, and winners continue competing through the Area, Division and District levels. Winners of the District level International Speech Contest proceed to the region quarterfinal level. Following region quarterfinals, winners advance to the semifinals for a chance to take part in the World Championship of Public Speaking®.
In order to participate to these contests, there is a set of rules.
To be eligible to compete in any official Toastmasters speech contest, a member must:
- be a paid member of a club in the Area, Division, and District in which they are competing.
- have earned certificates of completion in Levels 1 and 2 in any path in the Toastmasters Pathways learning experience or earned a Distinguished Toastmaster award.
- not be part of District officers whose terms expire June 30 or candidates for elected positions for the term beginning in the upcoming July 1.
To be a chief judge, voting judge or tiebreaking judge at a Toastmasters speech contest you must meet all eligibility requirements identified below.
- At a club contest, be a paid member.
- At an Area, Division or District Contest:
- be a paid member for a minimum of six (6) months
- have completed a minimum of six (6) speech projects or earned certificates of completion in Levels 1 and 2 of any path in the Toastmasters Pathways learning experience.
All other contest officials and the Evaluation Contest test speaker must be paid members.
The success of a club meeting depends on the participants. At each meeting, there are many roles to fill and they play an important part in making the club experience enjoyable.
Club officers are best served by consistent, professional, and engaging training that supports the brand, enhances member experience, and helps them grow as leaders. The materials provided by Toastmasters International are the standard of quality and consistency that should make up the core of District-sponsored Club Officer Training.
NEW SESSION MATERIAL
Training should be time well spent for everyone. Make the most of your training time with ready-to-use training sessions that follows a well-structured format and delivers engaging training to club officers. Logically structured guides help facilitators lead sessions that promote vital learning points to club officers and save hours in research and development.