Inside Edge Toastmasters Club is a non-profit club helping people
become more competent and comfortable in front of an
We meet twice a month for a 2 hour breakfast meeting.
As a visitor you will be made to feel welcome, it wasn't long ago
that we were each a visitor just like you are today!
Participants practice and learn skills by filling a meeting role,
ranging from giving a prepared speech or an impromptu one to
serving as timer, evaluator or grammarian.
There is no instructor; instead, each speech and meeting is
critiqued by a member in a positive manner, focusing on what was
done right and what could be improved.
Survey after survey shows that presentation skills are crucial to
success in the workplace. Many people pay high fees for seminars to
gain the skill and confidence necessary to face an audience.
Toastmasters provides an option that is less expensive and held in
high regard in business circles.
A Toastmasters meeting is a learn-by-doing workshop in which
participants hone their speaking and leadership skills in a
Members learn communication skills by working in the Competent
Communication manual, a series of 10 self-paced speaking
assignments designed to instill a basic foundation in public
speaking. Participants learn skills related to use of humor,
gestures, eye contact, speech organization and overall delivery.
When finished with this manual, members can choose from 15 advanced
manuals to learn skills related to specific interests.
Members also learn leadership skills by taking on various meeting
roles and serving as officers at the club and district levels, and
by working in the Competent Leadership manual and the High
Performance Leadership program. In our learn-by-doing approach, we
don't lecture our members about leadership skills; we give them
responsibilities and ask them to lead.
Members evaluate one another's presentations. This feedback process
is a key part of the program's success. Meeting participants also
give impromptu talks on assigned topics, conduct meetings, serve as
officers in various leadership roles and learn rules related to
timing, grammar and parliamentary procedure.
Ready for the next step?
Come and see us in action -- visit Inside Edge Toastmasters Club! --
no obligation to join!
Membership is affordable:
$95 dues every six months (pro-rata)
$33 new member joining fee (includes the first of your 2 manuals
and a badge)
Contact us today!
(images used with permission from Toastmasters