What is Toastmasters?       Japanese

Toastmasters International is a non-profit educational organization in which members develop their communication and leadership skills in a mutually supportive and positive learning environment. Originally established in California in 1924, Toastmasters currently has 230,000 members worldwide. Members come from all walks of life, and are of diverse ethnic backgrounds and ages. Native and non-native speakers of English alike generally practice speaking in English.

The Need for Speaking Skills

You might be thinking, "I don't usually speak before audiences, so what's in it for me?" The communication skills needed to address a group of 100 people are essentially the same as those that will serve you well in one-on-one dealings with others. Good speaking skills and the confidence they bring open the doors to more effective participation in life.

The Benefits of Toastmasters

Toastmasters will give you the skills and confidence you need to effectively express yourself in any situation. Whether you are a professional, student, stay-at-home parent or retiree, Toastmasters is the most efficient, enjoyable and affordable way of gaining 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.

Moreover, Toastmasters International enjoys wide recognition and respect among employers and managers as a program that improves an employee's confidence and leadership skills, making the worker more promotable.

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(Mikasa Toastmasters Club, Y. Hiramatsu )