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ACS Canberra communication skills program - Toastmasters

Tuesday, 22 Dec 2015

The ACS Canberra Toastmasters Club was officially chartered on 29 November 2010. (Click here for upcoming meetings! Click here to download a copy of Toastmasters membership application form.)

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.

Objectives

Helping members to achieve their potential.

The ACS Canberra Toastmasters Club is a self-learning, personal development and communication educational program.

By join the program, you will improve your presentation, speaking, and listening skills in a supportive, professional environment and build up your self-confidence.

Why should I join?
The Toastmasters program offers many benefits that help people in all walks of life. As a result of participating in ACS Canberra Toastmasters, you will:
*Improve your communication and leadership skills
*Learn skills that will improve your life at work and outside of work
*Network with ACS members who are committed to improving their skills
*Earn Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours
*Have a mentor to guide you on your journey
*Learn in a professional meeting room
*Receive a pin after completing the first five speeches in the CC manual¹
*Receive an award and a new CC manual¹ after completing all ten speeches in the CC manual¹
*Receive an award and a new CL manual² after completing all ten projects in the CL manual²
*Receive a new Advanced Communication manual after completing a manual from the Advanced Communication Series³
*Be a member of an excellent Toastmasters club

What's in it for you?
Toastmasters will give you the skills and confidence you need to effectively express yourself in any situation. Whether you are a professional,  student or unemployed who is looking for a new job, Toastmasters is the most efficient, enjoyable and affordable way to gain great communication skills. By learning to effectively formulate and express your ideas, you open an entirely new world of possibilities. You'll be more persuasive and confident when giving presentations, and you'll improve your one-on-one dealings with others.
 
How does it work?
Everyone in a Toastmasters meeting was once at the level you are now. The environment is friendly, supportive, and self-paced, which allows you to build confidence with each speaking assignment. And you'll love the applause! Constructive evaluation is the heart of the Toastmasters program. Each time you give a prepared speech, an evaluator will point out strengths and suggest improvements. At first you'll be applauded for your effort; later you'll be applauded for your skill.

Recommended commitment
* Give at least two speeches5 every six months6
* Complete at least two projects in the CL manual2 every six months6
* Meet your mentor at least once a month

What to do next?
Gain Confidence. Stand up and be counted. Join the ACS Canberra Toastmasters Club now, click here for upcoming meetings! Click here to download a copy of Toastmasters membership application form.

When & Where?
We meet every first and third Thursday of the month from 6.00pm to 7.30pm at the Mantra on Northbourne, 84 Northbourne Avenue ACT 2612.

Questions?
Contact ACS Toastmasters on +612 6143 5503 or acscanb@acs.org.au.

President’s Distinguished Club 2012-2015

Toastmasters International | Where Leaders Are Made

1. The Competent Communication (CC) manual is the first speech manual that a new member receives. This manual teaches foundation speech skills. Completing this manual involves giving ten speeches.
2. The Competent Leadership (CL) manual teaches leadership skills through practical projects.
3. The Advanced Communication Series is a collection of manuals for learning a variety of communication skills. Completing a manual involves giving five speeches.
4. Based on the Distinguished Club Program over the last three years.
* 2014-2015: President’s Distinguished
* 2013-2014: President’s Distinguished
* 2012-2013: President’s Distinguished
5. Speeches must be from the CC manual1 or Advanced Communication Series3 and must be evaluated.
* It is recommended that at least one of these speeches is from the CC manual1 so that foundation speech skills are improved and become automatic. When repeating a speech project from the CC manual1 a member should consider giving the same speech they gave last time so that they can develop a repertoire of ten good speeches.
6. Fees are paid in March and September. The March fee is for membership from April to September. The September fee is for membership from October to March.