Toastmasters International is a non-profit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of clubs. Headquartered in Englewood, Colo., the organization’s membership exceeds 300,000 in more than 15,800 clubs in 149 countries. Since 1924 founded by Ralph Smedley, Toastmasters International has helped people from diverse backgrounds become more confident speakers, communicators, and leaders. For information about local Toastmasters clubs, please visit www.toastmasters.org.
Toastmasters International Mission
We empower individuals to become more effective communicators and leaders.
Toastmasters International Core Values
A Toastmaster’s Promise
As a member of Toastmasters International and my club, I promise
■ To attend club meetings regularly
■ To prepare all of my projects to the best of my ability, basing them on the Toastmasters education program
■ To prepare for and fulfill meeting assignments
■ To provide fellow members with helpful, constructive evaluations
■ To help the club maintain the positive, friendly environment necessary for all members to learn and grow
■ To serve my club as an officer when called upon to do so
■ To treat my fellow club members and our guests with respect and courtesy
■ To bring guests to club meetings so they can see the benefits Toastmasters membership offers
■ To adhere to the guidelines and rules for all Toastmasters education and recognition programs
■ To act within Toastmasters’ core values of integrity, respect, service and excellence during the conduct of all Toastmasters activities.
Education Program – Pathways
Since the Pathways rollout began in 2017, more than 100,000 unique users from 135 countries have participated in the program, completing 64,000 projects with another 70,000 projects in progress. Pathways remain consistent with the original vision of Ralph Smedley, Toastmasters founder, and maintains what members love about the organization, which is the supportive Toastmasters club experience.
Pathways program highlights include:
• 11 different learning paths to choose from
• More than 14 projects in each path
• 5 core competencies (Public Speaking, Interpersonal Communication, Management, Strategic Leadership, and Confidence)
• More than 300 unique competencies
• Content available online and in print materials
For more information about Pathways, visit www.toastmasters.org/Pathways.
Service To Members
Members are the heart and foundation of Toastmasters International. Below is a representation of each service level in support of the member.
Region and District Map
Toastmasters is an international organization that is comprised of 14 regions and many Districts. Our club along with all the toastmasters’ clubs in HK and Macau belong to Region 14, District 89.