Toastmasters need to listen carefully to the other

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.

All Toastmasters
know what it’s like to feel butterflies when called upon to speak. Experienced
Toastmasters also know that the fear can be overcome just by trying.
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. By practicing
speaking to a group in an environment where everyone is also learning, you
become more comfortable with the task. Toastmasters strive to improve various
aspects of communication through listening, speaking and taking up leadership roles.
The advantages of joining toastmasters are you can learn at your own pace and
you get an opportunity to practice a skill at every meeting. A Toastmasters
meeting excites your brain. 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 a topic with the
speaker having no time for preparation. Everyone who speaks at a Toastmasters
meeting has their speech evaluated by another Toastmaster. Evaluating challenges
you because as an evaluator, you need to be very alert.  You have to think
on your feet in order to mention all the good points of a person’s speech as
well as aspects that may need improvement. To fully participate in Toastmasters
meetings, you need to listen carefully to the other speakers. You develop your
skills by listening on different levels. We listen to the content but we also
learn to be aware of the impact of the speech organization and presentation has
on our audience.

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
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
Guest lecture on various educational topics
such as speech organisation, body language etc: – 30 mins
Prepared speeches from participants – 30
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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