Whether you have a specific event to prepare for, or want to feel confident when called upon to provide an impromptu few words, there is an opportunity to work with others of a similar mind state. “Toastmasters International is a world leader in communication and leadership development.” Toastmaster meetings serve as a chance to participate in more than a few trial runs at speaking among peers. “A Toastmasters meeting is a learn-by-doing workshop in which participants hone their speaking and leadership skills in a no-pressure atmosphere. Meeting participants also give impromptu talks on assigned topics, conduct meetings and develop skills related to timekeeping, grammar and parliamentary procedure.”
Knights Toast “is a newly forming Toastmasters Club located on UCF campus.” Beginning this club just June 24, 2013, members meet on Monday nights and are looking to grow to become a bigger chartered group. If you find yourself worried on how to go about joining a club like this, rest assured there is assistance from the very beginning. When a new member joins they are not only provided a new member kit which “features a copy of the basic Communication and Leadership manual, general orientation materials and information regarding skill improvement in areas such as speech evaluation and the use of gestures,” but a mentor is also assigned to help guide the new member along the way.
This newly forming group of individuals each contributes to every assembly and are all working towards self- improvement while finding new opportunities to share their knowledge. If you too have similar goals and would love to learn from others with similar ambitions, then mark your calendar to attend the next available meeting on an upcoming Monday evening.