TOASTMASTERS @ UTB/TSC
What is Toastmasters?
At Toastmasters International, members learn by speaking to groups and working with others in a supportive environment.
Since 1924, Toastmasters has helped more than four million men and women improve their communication and leadership skills. Through regular meetings and speaking opportunities at member clubs, Toastmasters helps people to achieve their full potential and realize their dreams.
In one of more than 120 Toastmasters clubs in South-central Texas, you'll learn to relax, plan and present a terrific speech, whether you have 10 days to prepare — or just ten seconds. It's all part of Toastmasters International, the world's largest organization devoted to making effective oral communication a worldwide reality.
Toastmasters International is a non-profit organization that gives its members the opportunity to develop and improve their public speaking abilities through local club meetings, training seminars and speech contests. Toastmasters International includes more than 199,000 members in more than 9,300 clubs in more than 70 countries.
Why Join Toastmasters?
Most people say they joined Toastmasters because they want to feel more secure when speaking in public — even before a small group. For example, in a departmental meeting an employee may have real knowledge about the job, but lack the ability to communicate his or her ideas to other members of the group.
Experienced professionals and beginning speakers alike can benefit from our practical, face-to-face learning program. Whether you're speaking to the board of directors, your customers, your co-workers or your kids, Toastmasters can help you do it better. You'll learn and practice in a friendly, comfortable environment with people who are there for the same reason you are — to become better communicators.
In the warm, friendly atmosphere of a Toastmasters club, members overcome their nerves, gain confidence, and even discover the ability to motivate those around them.
Are you a:
- College student?
- Retired person?
- Employee who is qualified for promotion, but doesn't yet have the confidence to take a leadership position?
- Looking for a better job?
- Asked for your views, sought after and respected at meetings?
You can look forward to the pleasure, satisfaction and stimulation you will gain from other people like yourself as part of the lively and interesting interaction with other members of a Toastmasters club.
"I’ve never met anyone who didn’t think Toastmasters was super valuable to their career. We gain self-esteem, self-confidence, and assertiveness. This makes us better salespeople, better managers, better leaders..."
— Harvey Mackay, best-selling author of "Swim with the Sharks" and "Sharkproof"
"Toastmasters gives me the opportunity to regularly organize and present speeches. The skills I have learned and improved help me make a positive impression every time I speak."
—Anita Perez Ferguson, president, National Women’s Political Caucus
"Join Toastmasters. Oral communication skills count. Height and hair color may be in the genes, but public speaking isn’t. One good answer to the public speaking problem is Toastmasters. They do a fabulous job of helping people shape up their communication skills."
—Tom Peters, best-selling author of "In Search of Excellence" and "The Pursuit of Wow"
"If you want your dreams to come true you must have confidence in yourself and your abilities. A Toastmasters Club can give you that confidence. Make your dreams a reality. Join a Toastmasters Club."
—Les Brown, author of "Live Your Dreams"
Toastmasters @ UTB/TSC
6:15 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., First and Third Friday
The University of Texas and Texas Southmost College
Education and Business Complex, 2.420
Club President: Charmiane Garza
V.P. of Education: Michael Lopez
V.P. of Public Relations: Prax Cortina
V.P. of Membership: Liliana Ruiz-Diaz
Secretary and Treasurer: Millie Hernandez
Sgt. at Arms: Manuel Gutierrez
Club Advisors: Paula Garcia, Advisor; Apolinar Zapata, Co-Advisor
For additional information: 956-882-7326