Benefits of Toastmasters

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On the George Sutton Toastmasters website, we’re always talking about tips for better public speaking. The first thing that comes to mind when you think of the phrase “public speaking” is probably standing in front of a group of people and giving a speech.

But, public speaking is just one component of an overall skill known as good communication.

Being an active member of a quality Toastmasters club will help you improve all aspects of communication far beyond only getting in front of a group of people and speaking.

If you’re thinking development of communication skills is a rather outdated… Read Full Post »

There’s no reason your company needs presenters this bad. Find a local Toastmasters club and make it a mandatory weekly training event for your staff.

gstm-officer-steved-200wA guest post by George Sutton Toastmasters Member, Steve Doherty…

One of life’s great paradoxes is that so many people find selling distasteful yet virtually all of us sell to survive and succeed.There isn’t ONE position in life, either personal or professional, where communication and selling skills are not a critical component of success.

In fact, I would venture to say that the vast majority of our lives we spend “selling” via trying to influence our kids, convince our co-workers, influence a client, buying a home or car, lead our professional teams, lead our Boy Scout troop, convince our spouses,… Read Full Post »

Why Every Business Owner Should Join Toastmasters

Business Owners Make Money by Joining Toastmasters

If you own your own business, I personally feel like it should be law that you MUST join a Toastmasters club and participate as an active and involved member for at least one year. I believe firmly that if such a requirement was made, there would be far fewer businesses going out of business within their first three years.

Why am I so firm in this belief?

The answer is in three parts:

  1. I’ve Experienced the Results of Toastmasters for Myself and How Much Money My Business Has Made Since Joining.
  2. I’ve Seen… Read Full Post »

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According to a 2015 press release by Toastmasters International, nearly 1/3 of all Fortune 500 companies provided an active Toastmasters club meeting inside their place of business.

Coca-Cola, Apple, AT&T, Bank of America, Exxon Mobil, Google, Microsoft and The Walt Disney Company were all cited in their document. I happen to know that Wells-Fargo, U.S. Bank, Comcast and Boeing have at least at one time hosted Toastmasters clubs as well.

Clearly, if you are employed with a big company, there is a good chance an internal Toastmasters club meets in your building or at least somewhere nearby at another location… Read Full Post »