The Tools of the Trade

Toastmasters has a variety of educational materials to offer in your quest to become the speaker and leader that you want to be.  Among them are:


Basic Manuals & Guides

Competent Communication Manual

This manual contains the ten basic speech projects that a member must deliver successively in order to achieve the norm of Competent Communicator (CC).  Each speech project has a guide on what a member can do to accomplish the objectives of the project.  Each speech project will be evaluated, in writing and orally, by another Toastmaster.

This is included in the New Member Kit.

This can be separately purchased here: CC Manual


Competent Leadership Manual

Toastmastering is not only about speaking but also leadership.  Thus, together with the Competent Communication manual, a new member will receive a Competent Leadership manual.  Just in Competent Communication, this manual contains ten projects on leadership, with a guide on how to accomplish each project's objectives. 

After completing the ten projects, a member achieves the norm of Competent Leader (CL).

This is included in the New Member Kit.

This can be separately purchased here: CL Manual


Gestures: Your Body Speaks

To be an effective speaker, often it takes more than just uttering words. One must have to make proper gestures, facial expressions, and eye contact. As a matter of fact, Competent Communication Project 5 is “Your Body Speaks.” This guide will help the speaker utilize his body as an aid to communication.

You can download it here. Gestures: Your Body Speaks


Your Speaking Voice

Your speaking voice is also an important aspect of effective delivery. Hence, it must be honed. This guide will show you how to do that, in preparation for your Competent Communication Project 6, which is Vocal Variety.

You can download it here. Your Speaking Voice


Effective Evaluation

You will also get the chance to evaluate the speeches of your fellow Toastmasters. This guide will tell you the basics of effective evaluation the Toastmaster’s way.

You can download it here. Effective Evaluation



The Advanced Communication Series Manuals


The Advanced Communication Series trains you for speaking situations you may encounter outside of your Toastmasters club. Each of the following five-project manuals may be used toward the Advanced Communicator Bronze, Advanced Communicator Silver and Advanced Communicator Gold awards.

A member who completes the Competent Communication projects for the first time is entitled to two free manuals of his choice.

The entire set can be purchased here:
The Advanced Communication Library Set


The Entertaining Speaker

Entertaining speakers are always in demand.  Projects address preparing and delivering an entertaining speech, finding good stories and anecdotes to include in speeches, using humor, incorporating drama into presentations and presenting an after-dinner speech.

To purchase, click here: The Entertaining Speaker


Speaking to Inform

Informational speechs are one of the most common types, so most likely you will be asked to present one sometime.  this manual contains information about organizing an informational speech, tailoring your speech to the audience, conducting a demonstration, presenting a report and delivering a speech about an abstract subject.

To purchase, click here: Speaking To Inform


Public Relations

Everyone benefits from the ability to present a good public image.  Projects cover preparing a speech that will generate a favorable attitude toward you and your product, company or service, presenting a positive image of yourself and your company or organization on a radio talk show, persuading an audience to accept your viewpoint, addressing a hostile audience and communicating with the public during a crisis situation.

To purchase, click here: Public Relations


Facilitating Discussion

Group discussions are common, and this manual provides instruction in facilitating the most common types of discussions.  Learn about moderating a panel discussion, facilitating a brainstorming meeting, leading a problem-solving discussion, handling challenging people during discussions and helping a problem-solving group achieve a consensus.

To purchase, click here: Facilitating Discussion


Specialty Speeches

Speakers are often called upon to give different kinds of talks.  This manual contains information about giving the most common ones, and it covers impromptu talks, preparing inspirational speeches, selling a product, reading out loud and introducing a speaker.

To purchase, click here: Specialty Speeches


Speeches By Management

Managers encounter a variety of speaking situations in the work environment.  This manual offers instruction in giving briefings, preparing and presenting technical speeches, motivating a team, giving a status report and speaking to a hostile group.

To purchase, click here: Speeches by Management


The Professional Speaker

Professional speakers can give a variety of presentations to a variety of audiences.  This manual offers guidance in preparing and presenting a keynote address, an entertaining speech, a sales training speech, a seminar and a motivational speech.  Includes information about marketing yourself as a professional speaker.

To purchase, click here: The Professional Speaker


Technical Presentations

Presenting technical information in a way that doesn't bore the audience is challenging.  Learn how to prepare technical briefings, design and present a proposal, talk about a technical subject to a nontechnical audience, present a technical paper and enhance a technical talk with the internet.

To purchase, click here: Technical Presentations


Persuasive Speaking

Successful people know how to influence and persuade others to accept their ideas, products or services.  Projects cover selling a product, making "cold calls," preparing a winning proposal, convincing an audience to at least consider your side of a controversial issue or subject and persuading listeners to help bring a vision and mission to reality.

To purchase, click here: Persuasive Speaking


Communicating on Video

Video presentations require special preparation and attention to details. Learn how to present an editorial, appear as a guest on an interview program, be the host of an interview program, conduct a press conference and use video to train.

To purchase, click here: Communicating on Video


Storytelling

A good story enhances your speech and makes it memorable.  This manual offers instruction in telling folk tales, personal stories, stories with morals, emotional stories and stories about historical events or people.

To purchase, click here: Storytelling


Interpretive Reading

Reading words written by someone else requires a special set of skills.  Projects include reading stories, poetry, monodramas, plays and famous speeches.

To purchase, click here: Interpretive Reading


Interpersonal Communication

Everyday life presents many challenging communication situations.  Topics covered in this manual include conversing with ease, negotiating, handling criticism, coaching someone to improve performance and expressing dissatisfaction effectively.

To purchase, click here: Interpersonal Communication


Special Occasion Speeches

Special events present special speaking opportunities.  This manual provides instruction in giving toasts, speaking in praise/giving a eulogy, "roasting" someone, and presenting and accepting awards.

To purchase, click here: Special Occasion Speeches


Humorously Speaking

Every speaker benefits from using humor.  Learn how to begin a speech with a humorous story to get listeners' attention, end a speech with a humorous story, use humorous stories and anecdotes throughout the body of your speech to emphasize points, incorporate jokes into presentations and prepare and present an entirely humorous speech.

To purchase, click here: Humorously Speaking



The Better Speaker Series


This is a set of programs offering additional information on basic speaking skills. Members will learn new speaking techniques and facts that can help them to further develop their communication skills.

Each program is designed to be presented like a seminar by the Vice President Education or other club member and may take 10 to 15 minutes to present. It is an excellent addition to a club meeting program.

These may be downloaded free by members.

The entire set can be purchased here:
The Better Speaker Series Set


Impromptu Speaking

This program addresses those all-too-frequent occasions when you are expected to speak without preparation.

To purchase, click here: Impromptu Speaking


Know Your Audience

This program addresses the importance of researching and understanding the people who will be listening to your speech so that you might best serve their needs - as well as your own.

To purchase, click here: Know Your Audience


Selecting Your Topic

This program identifies several different approaches for choosing a subject that will suit the audience, occasion, and the abilities of the speaker.

To purchase, click here: Selecting Your Topic


Beginning Your Speech

This program emphasizes how a speaker's opening words are critical, because the audience is won or lost in the first few sentences of a speech.

To purchase, click here: Beginning Your Speech


Organizing Your Speech

This program offers several strategies for planning an effective presentation.

To purchase, click here: Organizing Your Speech


Concluding Your Speech

This program helps members to learn effective ways to end a speech. The program identifies the criteria that every speech ending should fulfill and offers methods for ending a speech.

To purchase, click here: Concluding Your Speech


Preparation and Practice

This program offers several strategies for planning an effective presentation.

To purchase, click here: Preparation and Practice


Controlling Your Fear

This program recognizes that many members join Toastmasters to control their speech anxiety. The programs helps participants recognize nervousness and offers techniques for managing it.

To purchase, click here: Controlling Your Fear


Using Body Language

This program offers information on using facial expressions, gestures, and whole body movement to enhance a presentation.

To purchase, click here: Using Body Language


Creating An Introduction

This program focuses on the need for effective speaker introductions and how to go about creating them.

To purchase, click here: Creating An Introduction



The Leadership Excellence Series


This is a set of modules that help members learn the skills they will need to be successful leaders inside and outside of Toastmasters.

These may be downloaded free by members.

The entire set can be purchased here:
The Leadership Excellence Series


The Visionary Leader

This module discusses how leaders create and communicate a vision for their organization to help it be successful.

To purchase, click here: The Visionary Leader


Developing A Mission

This module addresses how successful leaders create and communicate a mission for their organization.

To purchase, click here: Developing A Mission


Values & Leadership

This module examines values and how to employ them as you lead a team toward achieving a goal.

To purchase, click here: Values & Leadership


Goal Setting & Planning

This module reviews the processes leaders use to set goals and develop plans to achieve these goals.

To purchase, click here: Goal Setting & Planning


Delegate To Empower

This module discusses how to effectively delegate tasks and responsibilities.

To purchase, click here: Delegate To Empower


Building A Team

This module reviews how to create and lead a team.

To purchase, click here: Building A Team


Giving Effective Feedback

This module provides suggestions for offering feedback to others on their performance.

To purchase, click here: Giving Effective Feedback


The Leader As A Coach

This module discusses how to work with a team to help them improve.

To purchase, click here: The Leader As A Coach


Motivating People

This module examines how to be sensitive to your team members' needs and create an environment that will motivate them.

To purchase, click here: Motivating People


Service & Leadership

This module discusses how leaders serve others by offering their knowledge and skills to help others achieve a goal.

To purchase, click here: Service & Leadership


Resolving Conflict

This module discusses strategy for resolving conflict.

To purchase, click here: Resolving Conflict



The Successful Club Series

This is a set of programs addressing the subject of quality club meetings. Members will learn about the skills and standards they must strive to achieve if their club is to be successful.

These may be downloaded free by members.

The entire set can be purchased here:
The Successful Club Series


Moments of Truth

This program is concerned with those brief but critical episodes when opinions are formed about club service.

To purchase, click here: Moments of Truth


Finding New Members For Your Club

This program emphasizes the importance of constantly building membership and how it is every member's responsibility to help the Club attract new members. It also offers suggestions for finding new members and how to treat guests when they visit your Club.

To purchase, click here: Finding New Members For Your Club


Evaluate To Motivate

This program is concerned with the importance of speech evaluations and those who present them. The program offers a number of techniques on how to evaluate so the speaker will not only (1) receive beneficial information and advice, but (2) will also be encouraged to continue getting up in front of the lectern.

To purchase, click here: Evaluate To Motivate


Closing The Sale

This program discusses how to exercise the power of persuasion during those moments when a guest is deciding to join.

To purchase, click here: Closing The Sale


Creating The Best Club Climate

This program discusses the actions that every Club must take in setting the stage for meeting excellence.

To purchase, click here: Creating The Best Club Climate


Meeting Roles & Responsibilities

This program identifies the many different ways that Toastmasters can influence and enhance the quality of their meetings. If your Club has just added new members, you will find this program especially useful, since it provides an overview of the various meeting roles.

To purchase, click here: Meeting Roles & Responsibilties


Mentoring

This program discusses how having or being a mentor can benefit Club members and the Club as a whole.

To purchase, click here: Mentoring


Keeping The Commitment

This program discusses the 10 standards that compromise "A Toastmasters Promise".

To purchase, click here: Keeping The Commitment


Going Beyond The Club

This program discusses learning and leadership opportunities available to members in addition to regular club meetings and activities.

To purchase, click here: Going Beyond The Club


The Toastmasters Educational Program

This program discusses the Toastmasters International education system and the recognition members may earn for participating in it.

To purchase, click here: Toastmasters Educational Program



The Success/Communication Programs

The Success/Communication program employs a unique training method - a seminar format involving all club members. In each module, a seminar leader conducts workshops designed to help participants develop and refine their communication skills.


Speechcraft

This speech training program will bring prospective new members into your club to see what Toastmasters is all about.

To purchase, click here: Speechcraft Starter Kit


How To Listen Effectively

Teaches listening, speaking and leadership skills with materials for 10 people.

To purchase, click here: How To Listen Effectively


The Art of Effective Evaluation

This program will give club members the knowledge, motivation and skills they need to become more effective evaluators.

To purchase, click here: The Art of Effective Evaluation


Building Your Thinking Power: Mental Flexibility

This educational seminar-style program teaches participants how to adapt their behavior to achieve the best results.

To purchase, click here: Mental Flexibility


Building Your Thinking Power: The Power of Ideas

This two-hour educational seminar-style program teaches participants how to become more creative thinkers.

To purchase, click here: The Power of Ideas


From Speaker To Trainer

This educational seminar-style program teaches participants how to develop and present training programs.

To purchase, click here: From Speaker To Trainer



The Success/Leadership Programs

The Success/Leadership program employs a unique training method - a seminar format involving all club members. In each module, a seminar leader conducts workshops designed to help participants develop and refine their leadership skills.


How to Conduct Productive Meetings

A group leader working from a Coordinator's Guide reviews the techniques and dyanamics of small group meetings.

To purchase, click here: How To Conduct Productive Meetings


Parliamentary Procedure In Action

Designed to provide Toastmasters with the basic skills to effectively lead and participate in parliamentary discussion.

To purchase, click here: Parliamentary Procedure In Action


Building Your Leadership Power: Characteristics of Effective Leaders

This educational seminar-style program explores the qualities, values and styles effective leaders display.

To purchase, click here: Characteristics of Effective Leaders


Building Your Leadership Skills: Developing Your Leadership Skills

This educational seminar-style program helps members develop leadership skills.

To purchase, click here: Developing Your Leadership Skills


Building Your Leadership Skills: Working in the Team Environment

This educational seminar-style program helps participants learn to use leadership skills as they pertain to working with and leading teams.

To purchase, click here: Working In The Team Environment


Improving Your Management Skills

This educational seminar-style program will give participants the knowledge and skills they need to be more effective managers.

To purchase, click here: Improving Your Management Skills



Youth Leadership Program

This is a Community Service Program of Toastmasters.

To purchase, click here: Youth Leadership Kit



High Performance Leadership Program

This five-project program offers instruction and practice in such vital leadership skills and activities as developing a mission and vision, goal-setting and planning, identifying values and building a team.

To purchase, click here: High Performance Leadership Program
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