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TOASTMASTERS

Do you ever need to:

listen attentively to your family members, co-workers and friends?
deal with clients?
give oral presentations?
give status reports to your boss?
present ideas to others?
conduct training or instruction for others?
respond to inquiries for information?
give feedback to others?
stand and speak in front of a group of people?
be the voice and speak up for those who can't?

If the answer to any of these questions is "YES" then Toastmasters is for you. Whether you are a professional, a college student, a job-hunter, a retiree, or a stay-at-home spouse, Toastmasters provides something for everyone.


The purpose of this website is to inform the residents of Calhoun and Branch Counties of local Toastmasters clubs and activities, and to inform Area 4 member of activities, events, and accomplishments of Area 4 clubs and members.


WHAT IS TOASTMASTERS?

Toastmasters International is the leading movement in the world today, dedicated to making effective communication a reality. Through its member club, Toastmasters helps men and women learn the art of speaking, listening, and thinking - all vital skills that promote self-actualization, enhances leadership potential, fosters human understanding and contributes to the betterment of mankind. It is basic to this mission that Toastmasters International continually expand its worldwide network of clubs, thereby offering ever-greater numbers of people the opportunity to benefit from its programs.

Toastmasters International is a non-profit organization governed by a Board of Directors elected by the membership. The first Toastmasters club was established on October 22, 1924, in Santa Ana, California, by Dr. Ralph C. Smedley, who conceived and developed the idea of helping others to speak more effectively. More clubs were formed, and Toastmasters International was incorporated under California law on December 19, 1932.

Today, there are over 180,000 members, in more than 8000 clubs worldwide, in more than 60 countries.


Member Benefits
Local Clubs
Club Activities
Club and Member Accomplishments
Toastmasters Links
Contest Information

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This page updated on October 12, 2000


This site will ALWAYS be a work in progress. Please check back often.

The names "Toastmasters International", "Toastmasters", and the Toastmasters International emblem are trademarks protected by the United States, Canada, and other countries where Toastmasters clubs exist. Unauthorized use is strictly prohibited.


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