Q: Can I come as a guest?
A: Guests are always welcome. You can just show up.
Q: How much does it cost to become a member?
A: There is a one time cost of less than $20 for materials and $51.00 every six months for dues. Dues are prorated if you start at a midpoint.
Q: I have no prior experience in public speaking, can beginners join?
A: Yes, most of us started in Toastmasters with no experience.
Q: What are the benefits of becoming a member?
A: There are many, but one important part of being a Toastmaster is the opportunity to practice 10 specific speaking skills, known as The Toastmasters Speech Series:
- The Ice Breaker
- Organize Your Speech
- Get to the Point
- How To Say It
- Your Body Speaks
- Vocal Variety
- Research Your Topic
- Get Comfortable with Visual Aids (coming next)
- Persuade with Power
- Inspire Your Audience
Q: Does Toastmasters offer training in leadership skills?
A: Yes, the most tangible skills we practice are functions we perform in every meeting, and are known as The First Ten Leadership Projects:
- Critical Thinking
- Giving Feedback
- Time Management
- Planning and Implementation
- Organization and Delegation
- Team Building
Q: I have more questions. Who can I contact?
A: Grace Rachow at 805-682-6943 firstname.lastname@example.org