What is Toastmasters?

“Looking to improve your speaking and leadership skills? Ace a job interview?
Ignite your career?  You’ve come to the right place.”
(from the Toastmasters main website)

ToastmastersLogo-ColorToastmasters International is the leading movement devoted to making effective oral communication a worldwide reality.

Through its member clubs, Toastmasters International helps men and women learn the arts of speaking, listening and thinking – vital skills that promote self-actualization, enhance leadership potential, foster human understanding, and contribute to the betterment of mankind.

The Toastmaster International mission asserts that it is the leading movement devoted to making effective oral communication a worldwide reality. 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 was founded in 1924, by Dr. Ralph C. Smedley.  Today there many thousands of clubs, all over the world. The organization groups clubs into Areas, Areas into Divisions, Divisions into Districts, and Districts into Regions. There are eight Regions in the USA and Canada, plus the overseas Districts and clubs, which in total is Toastmasters International.

Read more: There are over 100 clubs in Northeast Ohio (a geographic area known as District 10).

Anyone 18 years of age or older, who wants to improve his or her communication skills, is eligible for membership.

If you are interested in learning more about Toastmasters, we encourage you to visit any of our clubs.  Guests are welcome at all times!

Click here to find a club in your area!

One thought on “What is Toastmasters?

  1. I am very interested in you club and curious as to how it may assist me in my searching for employment and establishing a strong representation of myself. I am very concerned about what your dues may be, if you can furnish any information regarding dues I would appreciate it. I am in Avon Lake and would love to attend the meeting as a guest along with a friend that is scheduled for August 25th at the Avon Lake Public Library. Look forward to your response.


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