Bookmark the Toastmasters International website, it is a treasure trove of information about communication and leadership! Much of the site is also open to the general public. Current Voyagers Toastmasters members may access member-only areas using their member number as your login. (Member number is printed on the address label on Toastmaster Magazine.)
Toastmasters International (external link opens in new page)
Toastmasters International Resources (external link opens in new page)
Some of the resources available at the Toastmasters International Resources web page include:
- Public Speaking Tips (external link opens in new page)
- Video Library (external link opens in new page)
- Toastmaster Magazine (external link opens in new page)
Previous issues are available to the public, while the current issue requires member login. Also available for tablets!
Many downloadable manuals to help develop your communication and leadership skills are available in on the Toastmasters International Resources web page. These may be accessed by doing the following:
- Click the Resources menu item.
- In the drop-down menu, select Search Resources.
- Under Select Category, choose Educational Materials. Under Resource Type, select Manual.
- Click Download Manual under the desired manual and save the ZIP file to your computer.
A ZIP file is like a suitcase that allows different types of files (for example Word, PDF, Powerpoint) to be stored within a folder, so that all the files may be transported at the same time from the website to your computer.
- The ZIP file will need to be unzipped on your computer. This function is built-in on Windows; right-click the file and choose Extract All. MacOS should automatically unzip ZIP format files; if not, download the free app The UnArchiver from the App Store.
The Toastmasters International Speech Contests web page includes a FAQ, Speech Contest Tutorials and the current Speech Contest Rulebook.
Toastmasters International Speech Contests (external site opens in new page)