How To Join
Becoming a Member of Toastmasters
Most people attend a few meetings as a guest before they actually join Toastmasters. If you have visited the Encinitas club and would like to join, ask the VP of Membership or any club officer for an application form. They will review the program and introduce you to other members. Upon joining Toastmasters, you are required to pay a one-time joining fee of $26.00 in order to receive educational materials (Competent Communicator and Leadership manuals) from Toastmasters International, plus a one-time Encinitas Club fee of $5.00, which aids in paying for Club expenses. Once you have paid these initial fees, the semi-annual dues of $57 are billed in March and September which cover the following six months. If you join in between those periods, the membership officer will calculate a pro-rated share of the dues for you.
In addition to the first two manuals, members also receive an monthly subscription to Toastmasters International magazine. The cost of $57.00 every six months is a bargain for the tremendous rewards and education that Toastmasters provides! If you have any questions, please contact:
Encinitas Vice President of Membership Pat Rarus
For additional information about Toastmasters, you can:
Why Join? (from TMI)
Survey after survey shows that presentation skills are crucial to success in the workplace. Many people pay high fees for seminars to gain the skill and confidence necessary to face an audience. Toastmasters provides an option that is less expensive and held in high regard in business circles. This organization has been around for more than 86 years and offers a proven – and enjoyable – way to practice and hone communication and leadership skills.
Learn to communicate more effectively
Become a better listener.
Improve your presentation skills
Increase your leadership potential
Become more successful in your career
Build your ability to motivate and persuade
Reach your professional and personal goals
- Increase your self confidence.
How you do it. . .
Build speaking and leadership skills with time-tested methods
Focus on areas of interest in our self-paced curriculum
Receive suggestions for improvement through constructive evaluations
Toastmasters programs are . . .
-More than four million people have discovered the benefits of this proven learning formula. What are you waiting for?
DVD Clips: Welcome to Toastmasters!