CofC Toastmasters Club meets Weekly
on Thursdays at noon - 1pm
Arrival time by 11:45am - Thank You
Location: Stern Student Center Room 321 or 322 - rooms are right next to each other
71 George Street
Charleston, SC 29424
You are Invited:
Open to All: The College of Charleston Toastmasters Club is named officially the "CofCToastmasters Club". Our Club is open to all faculty, staff, students and the community. Visitors and Drop-ins are welcome at every meeting. Feel Free to just stop by to see what happens at our meetings.
Rather Die than Give A Speech?
Tame Your Fear! The Habit of Courage. Believe it or not, your chances of dying of stage fright are extremely slim. You might feel as if you are dying on the stage, but chances are good your audience won’t even notice your wobbly knees and sweating armpits. Even the best speakers were once terrified novices, feeling the same symptoms as you when facing an audience. Fear no more! Toastmasters is the best place to learn, to build your confidence, and to push yourself outside your comfort zone. It’s a safe place where there is no penalty for failure!
What happens at a Toastmasters weekly meeting?
The Club Experience Video
A Toastmasters meeting is a learn-by-doing workshop in which participants hone their speaking and leadership skills in a no-pressure atmosphere.There is no instructor in a Toastmasters meeting. Instead, members evaluate one another’s presentations. This feedback process is a key part of the program’s success.Meeting participants also give impromptu talks on assigned topics, conduct meetings and develop skills related to timekeeping, grammar and parliamentary procedure. Members learn to create and use an effective meeting agenda.Members learn how to accept and present awards. Red, White and Blue ribbons are awarded at each meeting for the best evaluator, table topics speaker (extemporaneous speaker), and prepared speaker.
Meeting Agenda Exampless:
Please also see our website at http://www.cofc5497.org/
What is Toastmasters?
Toastmasters International is a world leader in communication and leadership development. Members improve their speaking, leadership skills and teamwork, as well as, learn how to conduct and participate in meetings. Members learn important skills as Motivational Speech Techniques.
There are many good reasons why Toastmasters teaches both communication and leadership skills. People with good communication skills are more likely to be promoted to leadership positions, and good leaders need communication skills to be effective.
In other words, if you want to be a leader, you have to learn to speak like a leader. And Toastmasters is here to help.
What can we learn through Toastmasters?
Members learn by observing, participating and evaluating. Members learn how to speak like a leader. We have manuals, booklets, online information and each other to learn from. In addition to learning how to speak up in a meeting, and give a short prepared talk, members learn how to evaluate a good speech, provide constructive feedback to a speaker, conduct meetings, participate in meetings through practicing various meeting roles.