The mission of Toastmasters international is to empower individuals to become more effective communicators and leaders. 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. The ultimate goal of Toastmasters international is to become the first choice provider of dynamic, high-value, experiential communication and leadership skills development.
Every member of Toastmasters has developed or is in the process of developing communication and leadership skills. Most of the experience members have achieved has been primarily through clubs, contests, special events and occasional invitations to speak at non-Toastmasters functions. The Speakers Bureau of District 48 has been established to expand speaking opportunities to qualified members.
Within District 48 there is a need for speakers at demo meetings, test speakers for evaluation contests, speakers at TLIs and special functions. The Speakers Bureau is intended to expand speaking services to Toastmasters clubs, local schools, churches, businesses, social clubs, and civic and community groups. The recent announcement of the Toastmasters-Rotary Alliance has solidified the need of a list of speakers, when requested, from Rotary clubs.