Everyone has their own personal reasons for joining Toastmasters, but here are a few of the most common ones:
Become a better public speaker
Members work through a series of educational programs (at their own pace) designed to improve their ability to write speeches, design presentations, and deliver them.
Overcome public speaking fears
The most positive and supportive audience in the world is a Toastmasters club audience. Speaking regularly in front of a group helps members calm their nerves and communicate effectively.
“Practice” presentations for other audiences
Everyone has different motivations for wanting to speak better. Some people want to hone presentation skills for career development, others want to be able to speak out in a volunteer organization and many want to complement their portfolio or CV. Whatever the case, Toastmasters is a wonderful laboratory for someone to practice presentations and gain valuable feedback.
Gain the confidence and courage to lead
Leadership and communication skills are intimately bound. Some might argue that leadership is nothing more than the ability to effectively communicate. At Toastmasters communication skills as well as the ability to lead improve drastically and impressively.