What is it?
Improve your public speaking skills with the help of other young professionals through YLC Toastmasters!
Toastmaster’s 2020 schedule will be made up of five 6 week sessions:
January 7- February 11
March 17- April 21
May 26- June 30
August 4- September 8
October 13- November 17
The meetings are held at the YLC Building, Tuesdays from 6 pm to 7:30 pm. Participants of each session will aim to complete two speeches and give one peer evaluation each session. After completion of a session, you will move on to a higher level in the next session with progressing speech criteria. You can participate in as many or as few sessions per year as you would like!
You must be a YLC member to participate in Toastmasters.
What do we do?
There is no instructor in Toastmasters. Instead, attendees are assigned a quick presentation and we evaluate one another’s delivery. This feedback process is a key part of the program’s success. Be ready to give impromptu talks on assigned topics, prepare a speech in advance conduct meetings and develop skills related to timekeeping, grammar, critical thinking and evaluation skills, all very transferable to the professional world.
Members learn these communication skills by working through the Competent Communication manual, a series of 10 self-paced speaking assignments designed to instill a foundation in public speaking. Everyone does this at their own pace. National dues are $45 every six months. There is a $20 first time fee for educational materials.