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What Toastmasters Can Do For You


Toastmasters will give you the skills and confidence you need to effectively express yourself in any situation. Whether you are a professional, student, stay-at-home parent or retiree, Toastmasters is the most efficient, enjoyable and affordable way of gaining great communication skills. By learning to effectively formulate and express your ideas, you open an entirely new world of possibilities. You’ll be more persuasive and confident when giving presentations, and you’ll improve your one-on-one dealings with others.


Everyone in a Toastmasters meeting was once at the level you are now. The environment is friendly and supportive, and the self-paced

program allows you to build confidence with each speaking assignment. Constructive evaluation is the heart of the Toastmasters program. Each time you give a prepared speech, an evaluator will point out strengths and suggest improvements. At first you’ll be applauded for your effort; later you’ll be applauded for your skill.


Upon joining a Toastmasters club, each new member receives access to resources about how to become a better speaker and a more confident leader. Members also have access to a wide variety of books and educational resources. In addition, they receive the award winning Toastmaster, a monthly magazine that offers the latest insights about speaking and leadership techniques.

Welcome to Pathways


Welcome to the Toastmasters Pathways learning experience, an exciting, flexible and interactive way to develop your skills and help others in your club develop theirs. Pathways helps you learn communication and leadership skills that you need to succeed. It gives you:

  • The opportunity to build  up to 300 unique competencies

  • 11 specialized learning paths to choose from

  • Online content, so that you can learn anytime, anywhere

  • Real-world, transferable skills

To start, you'll take an online assessment to help you decide which path is right for you. These 11 paths are available to you:

Communication/Leadership Programs

Different Levels in Each Path

 Each path is made up of five levels that increase in complexity. The program is designed this way so you’re always building on what you learned in the previous level. All learning paths contain the following levels:

  • Level 1: Mastering Fundamentals
  • Level 2: Learning Your Style

  • Level 3: Increasing Knowledge

  • Level 4: Building Skills

  • Level 5: Demonstrating Expertise

Where will Pathways take you?


Continue your journey of personal and professional development through Pathways, Toastmasters’ new education program! As the foundation of your Toastmasters experience, Pathways is designed to help you build the competencies you need to communicate and lead.

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Finding the Right Solution for your Needs


Different parts of the Toastmasters program can help you fulfill your goals for personal and professional growth. Click each solution to learn more.

Speaking in front of a group


Impromptu speaking


Conducting meetings


Personnel reviews


Management skills


Leadership development

Toastmasters Speeches and Video Tips
Video Tips
How to Offer Feedback


Constructive feedback in a Toastmasters meeting contributes to continued skill development, building the confidence a person needs to reach his or her goals. Learn how to critique the performance, not the person.

Speech: Pamela Olsen


Pamela Olsen was a former member of the Essex Toastmasters club. With her business in NYC, she has now become a member of the NY Toastmasters club. She still visits her friends at Essex TM, and we wish her all the best!

Finding Speech Topics


What should your speech be about? Should you stick to the topics you know, or explore a new subject? Get answers to these questions and more.

Five Basic Public Speaking Tips


Looking for public speaking tips? Learn five ways to help ensure your next speech is a success.

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