Pathways: Toastmasters’ New Educational Program
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Members of Boston Toastmasters have the option to get their very own BTM email address @member.bostontoastmasters.org (Active officers have their own email addresses separate from members). Member email addresses are available on a request-basis and can be set up as a blind forwarder OR a full mailbox.
Email [email protected] to have your BTM account set up.
Toastmasters Mobile App
Video and more information here.
How do I log into Toastmasters.org? And why would I want to?
Toastmasters International and Boston Toastmasters maintain separate websites, so the log-in process is separate on each site (currently no special login on this website). However, if you have joined Boston Toastmasters, you already have an account set up on Toastmasters.org!
Click here to have your login information sent to you (at the email address you provided Boston Toastmasters). Then, on Toastmasters.org, login and click My Toastmasters to access your account.
All of your awards, officer positions, and memberships in the Toastmasters World are recorded on the website. It’s great to look back at all the work you’ve done. You also get members-only discounts and access to certain materials once you are logged in.
It is especially important for members to keep their contact information current with Toastmasters.org. For your convenience, you can always go to bostontoastmasters.org/update to correct your name or update your address, email address, or other information.
“Okay, I’m the ________ at our next meeting. What does THAT mean?”
Here is an overview of the roles in Toastmasters meetings. Note that Boston Toastmasters often combines the Grammarian and Ah-Counter roles. Also, BTM doesn’t use a General Evaluator at every meeting, but members are not prevented from volunteering for the role and filling it on an ad-hoc basis.
ADVANCED SPEAKER SERIES
If you are nearing the final speeches of your Competent Communicator book, you should know that you can get two free Advanced Speaker books from Toastmasters (if it’s your first CC to complete).
There are 15 manuals to choose from (each has only 5 projects), so you may be wondering which is the right one for you! Boston Toastmasters keeps library of these manuals for you to examine before or after a meeting to help you choose.
Contact David at [email protected] to schedule a meeting day to view the manuals (Note that Boston Toastmasters does not “check out” advanced manuals for members to take home). You can also browse a summary of the manuals titles and projects below.
If you are still unsure, Brett ([email protected]) can refer you to members who have already worked in various advanced manuals.
If you have already completed your CC and received your 2 free manuals, or if you have not yet completed the CC but would like to begin on the manuals, they are available for purchase on Toastmasters.org.
On Sept 29, 2015, BTM held their first-ever Evaluation Workshop. The workshop featured a brief talk on Evaluations. What is tough about evals? 1) Deciding how to analyse the speech 2) Deciding howto structure your eval speech, building it. 3) Adapting your comments to the speaker’s level and needs.
Participants were divided into 3 groups. Each was given a different worksheet for evaluating the speaker. After the speaker spoke, the groups discussed their impressions for 5 minutes and each group’s designated facilitator/spokesperson delivered a verbal eval on behalf of the group.
Participants then changed their worksheets so that they were using a different worksheet and repeated the process for speaker 2; and again with speaker 3.
…………………….. Group 1 ……………….Group 2……………..Group 3
Speaker 1…. worksheet A…………….worksheet B……….worksheet C
Speaker 2…..worksheet B…………….worksheet C……….worksheet A
Speaker 3…..worksheet C…………….worksheet A……….worksheet B
The activity packet each participant got included 6 resources:
- Worksheet A : Multimode eval : Say-Heard-Felt style
- Worksheet B: Organization, Development, Purpose
- Worksheet C: Ethos, Logos, Pathos
- Worksheet “D” : 4-Step worksheet for building your evaluation speech
- Useful phrases to use in your eval
- 2-page resources sheet.
Feel free to use the materials for future evaluations!