Community Based Programs

Speechcraft

You’ve been asked to prepare a presentation that will convince someone to buy your product or accept your ideas.  As you stand to speak, your mouth is dry, your hands shake and you wonder how those words you’ve rehearsed will ever make it out of your mouth.

This nervousness is not unusual.  Many people are uncomfortable speaking in front of others, whether it is to a group of three co-workers or to thousands at a convention.  Toastmasters International can help you overcome nervousness and show you how to create and give dynamic speeches through its Speechcraft program.

Speechcraft is an eight to ten-session workshop in which you will learn to prepare and present a speech and to handle impromptu speaking situations.  You will study and practice these skills in a friendly, non-threatening environment with the help of knowledgeable, congenial people.

End the dry mouth and shaky hands.  Take the first step toward becoming a confident, poised speaking and reach out to find a Speechcraft program near you.

For more information about the Speechcraft Program, please visit the Community Based Program page on the Toastmasters International website.

 

Upcoming Programs…

Check back for the next program!

If you would like more information on Speechcraft Programs in Southern Alberta or Southern Saskatchewan, please contact Dunstant Taylor (dtaylor@d42tm.org).

 

Youth Leadership

The Youth Leadership Program (YLP) is a Toastmasters outreach program consisting of eight one- to two- hour sessions that enable young participants to develop communication and leadership skills through practical experience.

A local Toastmasters club serves as a sponsor and provides a coordinator to present the program.

The program is presented during or after school, or on weekends. For more information about the Youth Leadership Program, please visit the Community Based Program page on the Toastmasters International website.

 

Upcoming Programs…

CALGARY

  • September 10, 2017: Shawnessy Library – Sundays 1:30 to 3:00 PM
  • September 17, 2017: Crowfoot Library – Sundays 1:00 to 2:30 PM

If you would like more information on Youth Leadership Programs in Calgary, please contact Blake Palmer (blakepal@telus.net).

REGINA

  • None scheduled at this time, please check back.

If you would like more information on Youth Leadership Programs in Regina, please contact ylpdivbtm@d42tm.org

 

Calgary Youth Gavel Club

Join the Calgary Youth Gavel Club!  It is just like a Toastmasters club, but for youth age 13-17.

We are a youth-run Toastmasters gavel club where you have a fun and safe place to experiment with public speaking and leadership.

Meeting Time: 1:30-3:00 pm, Sundays

Meeting Venue:

  • Rocky Ridge Coop
  • 11595 Rockyvalley Drive NW

For more information about this club, please contact Laura Zhang (laura0zh@gmail.com).

 

 

Last Updated: 2017-07-19 by Program Quality Director, Catherine Secundiak DTM