WHY BECOME A TOASTMASTER
There is no better growth than when you face your fears!
What is the difference between someone delivering a speech and a charismatic speaker? The former is but a vehicle, a delivery channel. You will find this person in first year university lecture halls, reading words off of PowerPoint slides while the audience’s attention wanders off. The latter embodies the words through body language, intonations, and irresistible stage presence. You will find this person giving TED Talks, inspiring and motivating others, and changing the world.
You may be more comfortable communicating by email or telephone than in person. Speaking to large or small groups, or even one-on one, may intimidate or frigten you. Yet good comminication skills are vital if you want to be successful. Most Schools and universities don't offer this type of training. Toastmasters does. In VETC you'll learn to formulate, express and market yourself and your ideas with poise and confidence. You'll improve your ability to listen and evaluate other's ideas while learning leadership skills.
Regardless of whether or not you are born with natural charisma, Toastmasters International will help you get to the next level and beyond as a public speaker. We can provide you mentorship from seasoned veterans, a proven guideline, and a welcoming place to practice with a community that will aid in your growth.
VETC'S COMMITMENT TO YOU
EMPOWERING INDIVIDUAL'S GROWTH
To support new members in completing their Competent Communications and Competent Leadership manuals, by giving each member a chance to speak and take a role as often as possible, and by the offering of constructive evaluation and guidence.
We empower individuals to become more effective communicators and and leaders.
We provide a supportive and positive learning experience in which members are empowered to develop communication and leadership skills, resulting in greater self-confidence and personal growth. This is VETC's Offer to you.
VETC VALUES YOU
VETC values each and every individual member. For this reason, we take special considerations in making the meetings a safe and respectful environment for all who attend.
If there are any concerns, feel free to approach our President, Aaron D'Souza at any time.
A MEMBER'S PROMISE
YOUR COMMITMENT TO VETC
By becoming a VETC member you promise to:
Attend meetings regularly
Prepare all speeches and leadership projects to the best of your abilities basing them on the guides in your manuals
Fulfill meeting assignments
Show up on time when you have taken on a role, or take the necessary steps to cover it by another member in case you are not able to attend
Provide fellow members with constructive evaluations and suggestions
Maintain a professional environment that is positive and friendly
Serve your club as an officer when you are nominated
Always be corteous and respectful
Maintain honest and ethical standards during the conduct of all club activities
To help keep the meeting venue clean and organized during and after the meeting. We are all a team!
WHAT'S IN IT FOR ME?
Not only will VETC help you on your way to developing competent communications and leadership skills, but you will also be recognized for your efforts. One you complete each manual you will receive a certificate. If you wish, Toastmasters Internatioal World Headquarters will also send a a lettter to your employer about this accomplishment.
In addition, Toastmasters provides two educational tracks: a communication track and a leadership track. When you participate in the communication track, you can be recognized as an Advanced Communicator Bronze, Advanced Communicator Silver, and Advanced Communicator Gold. In the same way, when you participate in the leadership track, you can be recognized as a Competent Leader, Advanced Leader Bronze, and Advanced Leader Silver. You may work in both tracks at the same time. The ultimate recognition is the Distinguished Toastmaster award, given to those who have achieved the Advanced Communicator Gold and Advanced Leader Silver awards.