I am often asked about Toastmasters.
Toastmasters is an international non-profit organization that teaches public speaking skills. Toastmasters has been around since 1924.
The Toastmasters system works well. They operate as clubs that vary in size from 10 to 30 members. Most clubs meet once a week. The learning is a combination of practice, observation, manual guided and peer coaching.
It works fabulously well. Many well known public speakers benefited from Toastmasters – e.g. Lee Iacocca and Harvey McKay. Toastmasters helped me a lot in my early days of public speaking.
The regular weekly meetings help. But this might be the disadvantage for a busy executive or business owner – the TIME factor.
Do I recommend Toastmasters as a resource for learning and improving public speaking skills?
Learn more about Toastmasters at the main website. At the site you can search for clubs in your area.
The Speech Coach for Executives