You wish to be an excellent orator. All you dream of is your speeches echoing around the world and leaving the electrifying impact on your audience. You would do anything to turn the listening crowd wild with excitement. You just can’t wait to be a fine public speaker and give your speech the power to stick in the collective memory. But you lack what it takes to be a public speaker? You don’t have a flowing tongue and those fine skills. And you suffer from a glossophobia.
We provide you the solution to help you develop speaking and leadership skills. There are various clubs and organizations which by using learn-by-doing technique can hone your speech skills and can take you to a different level. Professionals have designed competent communication manuals to be followed. They can help you learn and practice the art of engaging your audience while you fight your fear of public speaking.
Various Clubs and Organizations:
Toastmasters International (TI): A nonprofit educational organization that operates clubs worldwide for the purpose of helping members improves their communication, public speaking and leadership skills. Through its thousands of member clubs, Toastmasters International offers a program of communication and leadership projects designed to help people learn the arts of speaking, listening, and thinking.
Region served: Worldwide
Rostrum Australia (formerly Australian Rostrum): An association of Australian public speaking clubs. Rostrum clubs aim to help their members improve their speaking and meeting skills. They do this primarily through regular club meetings and less frequent competitions. Its national competition is held roughly every six to eight years. In other years, state and territory competitions are dominant. Its other main national competition “The annual Rostrum Voice of Youth (VOY)” is open to all high school students. It involves a prepared speech and an impromptu speech.
Region served: England, Australia and New Zealand
The Association of Speakers Clubs (ASC): The ASC was formed by de-merger from Toastmasters International (TI) in 1973. Most of the TI clubs in Scotland and northern and central England joined the ASC.
POWERtalk International: It is the operating name used by International Training in Communication (ITC), a non-profit organization of public-speaking clubs. Its mission is to provide global opportunities for self-improvement through progressive quality training in communication and leadership skills.
Region served: Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Belgium, Canada, Greece, Iceland, Japan, Malawi, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, South Africa, Sri Lanka, United Kingdom and the USA.
Speaking Circles: It was developed by a former stand-up comedian, Lee Glickstein. It uses the methods he found successful in addressing his own experience of stage fright. It delivers training using his methods through a network of licensed facilitators.
Region served: Worldwide
These clubs initially a way to combat stage fright now also report successful applications to treating stuttering, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder and other social challenges. Also they can be fun, social outing, weekend getaway and a networking channel.
Next time when you are planning to ace a job interview or you wish to ignite your career, you know your destination.