What is TI？
Toastmasters International (TI) is a world leader in communication and leadership development, alsoa non-profit educational organization.
The world needs leaders.By regularly giving speeches, gaining feedback, leading teams and guiding others to achieve their goals in a supportive atmosphere, leaders emerge from the Toastmasters program.
Toastmasters was firstly foundedin1924in California, U.S.
It has been92 yearsfrom itsinitiation. And now it has nearly 332,000members in 15,400 clubs in more than 135 countries and regions.
In 1999,thefirst Toastmasters Club in China was established.
In 2007, District 85 was set up officailly.
In 2012, District 85 was divided into District 85 (North and East China) and District 89 (South China), as District 85 accommodated 230 clubs with more than 6,000 members.
In 2016, District 85 club number will be over 200, and it will be split into two districts: District 85 and District 88.
After July 1st, 2016, there areDistrict 85, District 88 and District 89 in China.
They are a group of lively and energetic people, they have passion and knowledge, they enjoy learning and sharing, and they open their minds to see the world in a totally different way.
Based on the Toastmasters Education Program, they improve speaking, communication, organization, leadership skills and become more effective communicators and leaders.
沟通力成长路径 (Communication Track）
领导力成长路径 (Leadership Track)
Toastmasters takes the spirit of "learning by doing" .
It provides an educational environment for members to correspond to their development objectives.
The Toastmasters education program consists of two tracks:
Members are encouraged to participate in both tracks.
The two tracks are not mutually exclusive.
Members can work in both at the same time.
Both provide recognition for specific accomplishments.
The diagram below shows the award progression in each track.
国际演讲会使命 T.I. Mission
We empower individuals to become more effective communicators and leaders.
俱乐部使命 Club Mission
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.
由总点评人（General Evaluator）主导，点评人（Individual Evaluator）对演讲者的演讲做出点评，点评中会指出演讲的优点、不足以及改进意见。
Flow path of the meeting
Toastmasters club meetings are held weekly or bi-weekly internationallyThe meeting lasts for 1~2 hours, depending on club scope and member quantity.Every meeting has 3 main sessions:
The General MC of the meeting is TM-Toastmaster
Introduction of Three Sessions:
Table Topic Master will raise questions and invite audience to come to the stage to deliver a 1~2 minutes impromptu speech.
Table Topics is a long-standing Toastmasters tradition intended to help members develop their ability to organize their thoughts quickly and respond to an impromptu question or topic.
Members prepare speeches according to manual objectives, and deliver a long time speech on the stage (usually 5~7 minutes).
Every speaker is a role model and club members learn from one another's speeches.
In Toastmasters, feedback is called evaluation, and it is the heart of the Toastmasters educational program. You observe the speeches and leadership roles of your fellow club members and offer evaluations of their efforts, and they do the same for you.
The General Evaluator leads the session, Individual Evaluators will evaluate the speaker’s prepared speech, pointing out the shining points and suggestions for improvement.
In addition, role-takers such as Timer, Grammarian, Ah-counter will also deliver their reports based on the observation of the whole meeting.
Toastmasters Club Experience