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Golden Toastmasters

Club 2672

Fredericton, New Brunswick Canada

Communication and Leadership Program

  • As a new member, you will receive a package in the mail containing the basic manual and other materials to help you get started. There are many skills you will acquire as you progress through the Toastmasters program.
  • The Table Topics section of the meeting is designed to improve your extemporaneous speaking skills. You will learn how to effectively introduce guests at meetings and the importance of this activity. You will find yourself becoming a better listener, as a part of the responsibilties of a Toastmaster is to provide constructive criticism of members' speeches. You will learn how to find interesting material to speak about and how to organize and research for your speaking assignments.
  • You will be asked to perform various duties dedicated to the timely and effective weekly meetings such as operating the timer, counting the "Ah's", commenting on grammar, or acting as Quizmaster.
  • After you are comfortable performing these duties, you may be asked to act as Toastmaster, TableTopics Master, Chairman, or General Evaluator. By then, you will have observed other members performing these roles.
  • If you wish, a mentor will be assigned to you. This person will be able to answer most of your questions, or will arrange to provide you with more information, should he or she not know the answer immediately.
  • As you complete each speech in the manual, record the title and date on the"Project Completion Record" on page 56 of your manual.
  • When you have completed all ten speeches, fill in the CTM application on the reverse side and give it to the Vice President of Education to sign.
  • You will be able to choose two Advanced Communication and Leadership Program manuals, which will be sent to you in the mail along with your CTM certificate.
  • If you wish, a letter will be sent from World Headquarters to your employer.
  • You may be asked to serve as a club officer. With each new challenge you step up to and meet, you will find the old adage holds true in Toastmasters -" The more you give, the more you will receive. " By observing other, more experienced members you will get ideas for improving your own speeches.

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