Toastmasters International’s training program consists of two tracks: the Communication Track and the Leadership Track.

Communication Track

As the name implies, the Communication Track serves to help members hone their communication and speaking skills. New members start the Communication Track by completing the projects within the Competent Communication (CC) manual.

Competent Communication Manual

The CC manual consists of 10 projects/speeches. Each project pertains to a different skill that a you must develop in order to become an effective speaker. The 10 projects are described in detail in the video below by our very own Lionnel Yamentou:

Advanced Communication Manuals

After receiving the Competent Communicator award, you can begin to develop more advanced speaking and communication skills through the Advanced Communication Series manuals. There are 15 in all, each containing five speech projects. Many of the manuals are career-oriented. You choose the manuals you want to complete and the skills you want to learn.

The 15 Advanced Communication manuals are as follows:
– The Entertaining Speaker
– Speaking To Inform
– Public Relations
– Facilitating Discussion
– Specialty Speeches
– Speeches By Management
– The Professional Speaker
– Technical Presentations
– Persuasive Speaking
– Communicating On Television
– Storytelling
– Interpretive Reading
– Interpersonal Communication
– Special Occasion Speeches
– Humorously Speaking

Leadership Track

The Leadership Track serves to help members acquire and improve upon their leadership skills. New members start the Leadership Track by completing the projects within the Competent Leadership (CL) manual.

Competent Leadership Manual

The Competent Leadership Manual consists of ten projects:
– Listening
– Critical Thinking
– Giving Feedback
– Time Management
– Planning and Implementation
– Organization and Delegation
– Facilitation
– Motivation
– Mentoring
– Team Building

Most of the projects above can be fulfilled by participating as one of our meeting functionaries during our regular meetings. These meeting functionaries include the Ah-Counter, Grammarian, Toastmaster, Table Topics Master, and General Evaluator. If you are unfamiliar with the meeting functionary positions, please take a peek at this video to get a better sense of what these roles entail.

Advanced Leadership

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