What it is Toastmaster ?
Toastmasters International (TI) is a world leader in communication and leadership development, also a non-profit educational organization. The world needs leaders. By regularly giving speeches, gaining feedback, leading teams and guiding others to achieve their goals in a supportive atmosphere, leaders emerge from the Toastmasters program.
Toastmasters was founded in 1924 in California,U.S.It has been 92years’ history.And at present,it has nearly 345,000members in 14,000 clubs in more than 141 countries.
In 1999,the first Toastmasters Club was set up in China.
In 2007,District 85 was established officially.
In 2012,District 85 was divided into District 85(North and East China) and District 89(South China),as District 85 accommodated 230 clubs with more than 6,000members.
In 2016,District 85 club number will be over 200, and it will be split into two districts:District 85 and District 88.
Education Program Toastmasters takes the spirit of “learning by doing” . It provides an educational environment for members to correspond to their development objectives.The Toastmasters education program consists of two tracks: Communication track Leadership track Members are encouraged to participate in both tracks. The two tracks are not mutually exclusive. Members can work in both at the same time. Both provide recognition for specific accomplishments.The diagram below shows the award progression in each track.
Toastmasters International Mission：We empower individuals to become more effective communicators and leaders.
Club Mission：We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to develop communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth.
Toastmasters International Values：
Integrity Respect Service Excellence
Taboos：Politics Religion Race Sex