- Peter Coors of Coors Brewing Company
- Debbi Fields, founder of Mrs. Fields Cookies
- Tom Peters, management expert and author
- Linda Lingle, Governor of Hawaii
“To provide a mutually supportive and proactive learning environment in which every member has the opportunity to develop communication & leadership skills which in turn foster self confidence and personal growth. “
However, I can feel the common sentiment amongst members with their lack of motivation or desire to push further the Club’s Mission and i am to state that, being your president, I am not as indefferent as you are now. We are basically of the same category in terms of skills and leadership capacity in Toastmasters. Individually, I can only treat as per my limitations, to tackle the burden and obstacles that lies ahead which can hamper our club’s and all members growth both personally and as a whole.
I am appealing to all, please lend me your thoughts, share me your dilemmas, offer me your kind suggestions. We can make a difference if we all act together. Doing otherwise, we will just splinter away and revert back to where we had started from the beggining. It will be a sad state to see that happen. Let us all stand up and face this toughest challenge ahead of us. I believe on the power of collective spirits can move mountains… let us not break that spirit now.
With my sincerest Regards to All,
Your humble President
From a humble beginning in 1924 at the YMCA in Santa Ana, California, Toastmasters International has grown to become a world leader in helping people become more competent and comfortable in front of an audience. The nonprofit organization now has nearly 235,000 members in 11,700 clubs in 92 countries, offering a proven – and enjoyable! – way to practice and hone communication and leadership skills.
Most Toastmasters meetings are comprised of approximately 20 people who meet weekly for an hour or two. 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.
Good communicators tend to be good leaders. Some well-known Toastmasters alumni include: