Toastmasters International Pardubice Enthusiasts

President: Ing. Valerie Wágnerová  
Phone: 466 036 555  
Meeting room: 3rd floor, ECH, Klá¹terní 54, Pardubice  
Meetings: every Monday, 18:00–20:00  

Making Effective Communication a Worldwide Reality


Toastmasters is the best way to improve your communication skills. Lose your fears of public speaking and learn skills that will help you be more successful in whatever path you've chosen in life.

  • Deliver great presentations
  • Easily lead teams and conduct meetings
  • Give and receive constructive evaluations
  • Be a better listener

How Toastmasters Works

At Toastmasters, members learn by speaking to groups and working with others in a supportive environment. A typical Toastmasters club is made up of 20 to 30 people who meet once a week for about an hour. Each meeting gives everyone an opportunity to practice:

  • Conducting meetings. Meetings usually begin with a short business session which helps members learn basic meeting procedures. Giving impromptu speeches. Members present one-to two-minute impromptu speeches on assigned topics. Presenting prepared speeches. Three or more members present speeches based on projects from the Toastmasters International Communication and Leadership Program manuals. Projects cover such topics as speech organization, voice, language, gestures, and persuasion.
  • Offering constructive evaluation. Every prepared speaker is assigned an evaluator who points out speech strengths and offers suggestions for improvement.

How Toastmasters Can Help You?

Your success in business is based on how effective you are. Through participation in the Toastmasters Communication and Leadership program, people from all backgrounds learn to effectively speak, conduct a meeting, manage a department or business, lead, delegate, and motivate.

How Toastmasters Works

  • As your improved communication skills become obvious within the workplace, increased visibility, recognition and promotion will follow.
  • Your improved presentation skills will win you the respect and admiration of your colleagues and employees - and make them wonder what you did to change!
  • Leadership skills acquired through participation in Toastmasters will increase your management potential.
  • As a Toastmaster you will acquire an increased ability to motivate and persuade, making you more effective as a supervisor or manager.
  • Members of Toastmaster clubs have access to a wide range of educational materials, including books, audio and videotapes, and seminar programs available at reduced cost through the Toastmasters International Supply Catalog.

How Toastmasters Meets Your Needs

  • Established in 1924, Toastmasters International uses time-tested programs that are continually updated to meet participants needs.
  • Self-paced programs allow you to progress as rapidly or gradually as your needs dictate.
  • The hands-on Communication and Leadership program provides the "how-to" and the practical experience so critical to progress.
  • Toastmasters clubs meet at various locations in the morning, at noon and in the evening. You'll be sure to find a club that fits your needs.
  • The Toastmasters program is cost effective, especially when compared to seminars charging hundreds of dollars per day.
  • There is a $20 new-member fee, and $27 dues every six month. Clubs may also assess local dues to cover local expenses.
  • An atmosphere of professional camaraderie makes your Toastmasters club a unique learning environment -- informal, yet dedicated to learning.
  • The Toastmasters program can be tailored to meet your personal objectives. Whether you desire improvement in prepared or impromptu speaking, greater skill in the use of visual aids, experience and knowledge is to be gained in the areas that most interest you.

How The Program Works

  • The Toastmasters program exposes each participant to a wide range of communication experiences.
  • Each new Toastmaster receives a New-Member Kit. The kit features a copy of the basic Communication and Leadership manual, general orientation materials and information regarding skill improvement in areas such as speech evaluation and the use of gestures.
  • The initial prepared speeches, as outlined in the basic Communication and Leadership program manual, are designed with the new Toastmaster in mind.
  • A variety of assigned speeches help the participant develop competency in areas such as organization, voice inflection and persuasiveness.
  • During the meeting's Table Topics session, members learn to think on their feet by delivering short impromptu speeches, lasting one to two minutes.
  • After giving a prepared speech, each Toastmaster receives a constructive speech evaluation. This process recognizes speakers for their strengths and provides valuable insight into problem areas.
  • Upon completion of the basic Communication and Leadership program, Toastmasters may participate in the Advanced Communication and Leadership program. Participants may choose from specific business oriented topics such as Speeches by Management and Technical Presentations.
  • Workshop style Success/Leadership programs are also available, offering opportunities for further skill development in areas such as leadership, public speaking and conducting business meetings. These programs are especially effective as in-house training and can be tailored to meet the needs of your company.